I've been wanting to create a holiday tote with some whimsical holiday fabrics in my stash. Tonight was a test run and a couple hours of stitching and here is what I came up with. I created this with a couple different sized pockets inside to hold a cell, a note pad and a skinny pocket for a pen. I used batting in between the fabric layers which was great for a soft bag as well as the straps. So here are the different pieces of fabric before assembly began.
I used 4 and half by 18 inch strips that I pieces together to create the front and back of the bag, then I used two 18 inch squares for the inside lining and some fun snowman fabrics for the inside pockets.