I kept the bag design simple. For an every day tote, I was more concerned about durability and structure.
17" wide, 13" tall, 6" deep
1 large zipper compartment that spans the entire width and height of the bag
Coordinate is a navy canvas
I used premade piping
For the handles, I bought 1" webbing and covered them with 3" wide strips of the canvas. I've done this a few times now, and I think it makes the best handles. They are really sturdy, easy to make, and the color always matches!
The base of the bag includes 2 layers of peltex that I machine stitched onto the inside of the outer fabric bottom.
Top zipper compartment:
And because I love including little surprises, I made this gathered clutch:
The bag and gathered clutch made it to my aunt, and she loves them!