Time for a history lesson. Back in the days when America was a seafaring nation, apprentice sailors made their own ditty bags as part of their apprenticeship.
In the course of making the bag these apprentices learned all the sewing skills they would need as a sailor: Flat-felled seams, installing grommets, etc. And, they had a useful bag to carry all their tools and personal supplies when they went to sea.
Apprentice purse-makers will learn all the skills they need to make bags and purses as they make their own Ditty Bag.
Continue to practice quilting with fabric and Soft and Stable.
Learn to make and attach borders and handles, to attach a single-slide zipper, to sew along curved edges, and make and attach bias binding.
Ditty Bags are perfect for any gender and any age. The three graduated sizes ensure that you'll be able to use them for anything and everything.