Last night I was busy admiring my obi bags and patting myself on the back, when I noticed one of them had a big mistake--I had stupidly forgotten to turn the pocket piece right side out, so when I reached into the pocket, I could feel the raw edges of the seams. Aargh! At least the error means I get to keep this tote, which makes me happy, since I love how it looks on the outside. I'm starting to build up quite a nice collection of defective bags.
To console myself, I made another tote from a mezashi (obi sample fabric) in a similar colorway. This one is just fine--I hope!