My grand daughter is planning to come and stay for a day or two and learn to put in a zipper. The project she thought of doing was a shark pencil case. I tried the project and it is way too hard for a beginner. I got a jumper pattern and made it up with scrap fabric. Making real garments has never been my strong suit, so I wanted to practice on it. Good thing I did! She knows how to cut out already, so I will have the pieces all cut out to save time. I sew quite a lot, but am basically a recycling crafter, so I hope they don't expect too much from me! I was shocked at how expensive fabric and patterns are!!! No tolerance for mistakes with that investment.