I finished this tote bag at the end of last week so I could present it to my mum. (It has been sitting around cut out for a while).
I used the Two Tone Fabric Totes tutorial, but there are hundreds of tote bag tutorials available. I picked this one as it was lined and turned inside-out for no interior seams.
Both fabrics here are from the Scrapstore – a pretty birds of paradise upholstery print and a plain aqua which is also the lining. Probably both cotton, of reasonable weight. I didn’t add any other embellishment where the fabrics join because I didn’t think it needed it – the print is big enough on its own.
Bit tricky to take good photos as it’s rather larger than the drawstring bags! So I hung it on the wall.
To show scale:
Those box-and-crosses to reinforce where the handles are attached took a fair bit of oomph from my machine to sew. There’s 6 layers of fabric there once you count the seams inside the handles.
Anyway, I think it turned out very nicely! Will have to make one for me from something. (I don’t have enough of the same print to make another).