I really really need help with this pattern. Booooo. I've only followed one other pattern before this crazy one I chose, and it was a Mcalls basic purse pattern. I don't understand the amount of fabric I need and I definitely don't understand what in the world it's saying about 8 buttons 1/2" - 3/4", on each side. Why would I need 8 buttons yet the pic of the product is showing four? And what is "Novelty yarn?" This pattern says "EASY". Easy for who? I'm a novice here with my very first sewing machine. I want to cry.