We recently emptied a bag of bird seed and I thought it would be fun to make it into a bag. It ended up as two little totes. The boys each have claimed one and want to bring them to the farmer's market for their goodies.
This is the back of the bird seed bag, stitched together. Then I pinched the bottom corners (from the inside) and sewed across them to give it a structured bottom.
The handles are made of the sides of the birdseed bag folded in half and stitched together. I used a box stitch to attach them to the tote.
This is the front of the birdseed bag with the same pinched corners stitched across as with the first tote.
But with this one, I used canvas material from my stash for the handles and for a credit card/ money pocket.
To make the credit card pocket, I took a rectangle of fabric and folded it in half, right sides together. Then I turned and topstitched it together to make a patch pocket. I added a snap.