A year and a half ago I made this bag: www.flickr.com/photos/cinnachick/5162708295/in/set-727005
The owner asked me if I would mind repairing a few places where the stitches wore through and replace the strap. I was delighted to get to see how well this bag held up to 1.5 years of use. She carries this bag almost every day and she's no light stuffer. So to see how this bag looks, and to see that it has held up remarkably well, I was delighted.