I completed the tote yesterday. I didn't use a pattern and don't normally make purses/totes/bags so regardless of the errors in this (and there were a few the pics won't show- lol) I'm pleased.
I put some thin cardboard in the bottom to hold it open wider and help distribute weight once I put things in it. Also, instead of a strap long enough to go across the shoulder, I ended up making shorter to hang more like a purse. This is what I get for not measuring and deciding it was more important to go out to dinner with DH rather than keep cutting! Hey, a gal's got to have priorities and steak and potatoes won! -wink-
So, without further ado, here it is!