I started this bag for my mother over the summer of 2016:
I messed up. Remember to always measure TWICE and cut ONCE...or in my case, sew once. I thought I was golden until I realized that the strap lengths were uneven and I had to shorten one side:
Now if I wanted to shorten the strap the right way, I would have taken the strap off (it was one continuous piece), remeasure, and sew back on. BUT, of course, I waited till Christmas Day to fix this problem and this was a Christmas present for my mom...I was going to see her the next day and wouldn't have my sewing machine. What I did instead was to cut the extra off, fold one side down, and then sew a small rectangle around to hold the strap down. Like this:
It's not the prettiest, BUT I need to learn to let go of flaws and imperfections. Plus, I don't think anyone but me would notice. I think that is *one* of my problems with finishing projects: the fear of failure. I have such a grandiose idea in my head and fear that it won't turn out the way I imagine (and it rarely ever does), AND THAT'S OKAY.