The pattern calls for fabrics heavier than quilting cotton, so I used some Echino linen blend and Essex linen blend. I think denim would be a great weight for this project too. If you have quilting cotton you really love for it, the pattern includes extra interfacing instructions for that as well.
I really love the front pocket with flap, and Anna of Noodlehead's way of attaching it is my new favourite. I left the snap off my zippered pouch flap, but I may add it later.
This was my first project using metal zippers, and I really love the professional look they give. The white with gold is pretty unique as well. The way the bags are put together doesn't have you sewing over the zipper teeth, making them pretty safe for your sewing machine to install.
My very first purchased PDF pattern was by Noodlehead, and she continues to wow me with great patterns!
Here are a few more pictures of mine.