I managed to complete the appliqued messenger bag I started the other night. I feel like it turned out pretty nice considering I have never made one before and I really didn't have a pattern to go by. I kept the single, non-adjustable (sorry Nancy), strap. I didn't feel like ripping it out and starting over...or cutting a new strip. I do solemnly swear that the next bag I make, I will attempt the adjustable straps. I promise.