I made a tote bag for my friend Katie for her birthday five years ago. Recently, she had a disastrous occurrence with her apartment and I decided that the least (and really only) thing that I could do to help her was to make her another tote bag, with a different pattern but the same fabric combination!
This side has a big pocket.
I added a pocket to the inside.
Finally, I also made my own bias tape and cut it on the bias so the dots would run across the edges.
This was a fun, fairly quick, and relatively easy bag to sew. Bias tape can be a bit fiddly so it probably would be a bit frustrating for a beginning bias tape use. Other than that, it was easy and quick because it doesn’t have a lining. I’m scheming about making one for myself now! It might be my treat to myself for finishing up those dining room shades! 🙂