I was so pleased with the bag that I made with my niece over Christmas, that I decided to kick out a few more of them. One of them will be a gift, and one of them might be for me, but maybe not.
I used the same fabric from IKEA, but in the white on black colourway instead of the black on white. And just in case you did not read the previous posts, its the Everything Tote from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing.
They are huge, and super sturdy. I saw a picture of one of these that someone made, on Flickr, where they had put two babies in the bag for the photo. You could totally tote a couple of toddlers around in these, if your back was up to it. Hmm, I probably should have put the baby in one of these, but it was his nap time when I braved the ridiculously cold weather to get some nice natural light pictures.
Its hard to see in these photos, but I lined them with this watermelon pink fabric, with two cute orange inner pockets. I love orange a pink together. As I said, I might keep one, but I also might give them both away. I end up giving away a lot of the stuff I make. Its so rewarding when people like what you've made, and otherwise one can end up with closets full of more tote bags than you can use. Share the love, I say.