So I had a few nights of testing out the stitches, I went through the book and surprisingly understood a fair amount of it!
By tonight I decided I might as throw myself in and sew something, learn on the job sort of thing.
So I picked this tutorial and made this huge bag!
I wanted it to fit in my work bag, to put my work ID etc in, might halve it I think. But great for a going away cosmetic bag!
I used a fancy over lock stitch so I could use matching thread....
and was horrified how wonky my seams came out. Well, that will teach me to go 1,000 stitches a minute or so!