I recently decided that I wanted to make my own gear, specifically a tent. I found it encouraging seeing others complete projects with little to no experience. I decided to purchase the DIY kit and receive one free sewing lesson from grandma. I primarily started off practicing different types of seams and eventually making several stuff sacks. It's nice to work with the actual material I intend on using later. Next, I'll purchase the materials for the tent and hopefully post another to the projects page.