I am a sewin' fool--I made 3 bags and a sunhat this weekend. One of the bags I made was a large Jordy and instead of using 2 separate pieces for the front and back, I used one and on the edge where one would normally cut out the squares, I cut on the fold so it is all one piece. I made it with 2 handles attached to the front and back b/c it was big and I wanted the tote to hold more stuff comfortably. My husband thinks I am insane.
With the free download (it's called Wild Things), I made a sun hat today. You can scale the patterns to fit you and your style which is cool and you can arrange the pices on paper to be printed out on your printer. The directions, however, leave a little to be desired. There are no pictures to follow along with. Maybe once I get better at sewing things with linings, it will be easier.