Wow, this sounds exactly like what would happen to me! LoL I have a sewing machine sitting in the kitchen never used, because I have no clue what to do with it, the manual is tiny and I don't think it'd help much, and I hate hand sewing (not too good at it either). Patience isn't my strong suit, so I still haven't lined my purse that I made from the same pattern, except I used thirteen (I think) squares and a different pattern for the granny squares I couldn't figure it out.
I love the your bag and especially the lip gloss holder! I always lose mine and never have that many (unfortunately) around. Anyways, love the rainbow, Hello Kitties, and the lining! And I'm so glad everything worked out in the end!