Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter shares a tutorial showing how to make her Simple Sturdy Tote Bag. The design is indeed simple and it’s built to be sturdy, but it’s also a pretty cute tote when made out of a mix of colors and patterns of fabric. It’s fully lined, with a pocket on the inside and a contrast bottom and contrast straps on the outside. Her post is on the Pellon blog, part of their Handmade Holiday series. Go to Pellon to find her tutorial.
[photo from Diary of a Quilter on Pellon]