Dena from Hearts & Sharts shares a tutorial at The Crafting Chicks showing how you can make this summertime tote bag. A wide blue and white stripe, and straps made from rope and large grommets give it a nautical vibe. Make it from heavier weight fabrics so it has body without having to interface. You can find her tutorial at The Crafting Chicks.
[photo from The Crafting Chicks]