I sewed a tote from ‘ninja turtles’ fabric as a birthday gift and the recipient was quite pleased. These bags are pretty useful for carrying stuff to the park, beach or anywhere. A water bottle, hat, jacket, sunnies, towel, snacks and some more would all fit easily in them.
I followed the twenty minute tote tutorial on purlsoho.com but made the handles with the same fabric, instead of webbing. Also, I boxed the corners of the bottom of the bag, to make it roomier.
Totes make easy gifts, that could be customised to the person’s choice of colour, texture, fabric and design. The fabric could be quilted and interesting appliques could be sewn on to make the bags unique.