Susan from Moonthirty shares a pair of tutorials showing how to make a tote bag with contrast piping or ric rac trim peeking out of the top edges. The tutorials are part of her Rock the Tote series, which show how you can adapt a basic tote bag pattern to make a wide range of styles and sizes. Go to her tutorial for making a bag with piped edges. Go to her tutorial for making a tote with ric rac trim.
[photo from Moonthirty]