My daughter Simone found this pattern for a sun bathing towel with a pillow that turns into a bag and asked if I could make her one for the summer. I got the towels, she chose the fabrics and I started the project. I had never sewn on this type of material so there were a few surprises. I didn't realize that the cut towel would stretch so much so I had to perform some creative fidgety alignments with lots of pins and stretching exercises. Also despite being warned by the pattern that it could get really difficult to sew I still went ahead and got a towel that I now understand was maybe too heavy and thick for this project . Two hours and three needles later it was finished and Simone's wish was fulfilled just in time for her birthday.