As a gift to you, I’m sharing a hack a day with “recipes” for using my latest book, Hack that Tote!, to create the projects. Some hacks are super easy; others combine elements from multiple patterns in the book. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to hack a few totes for your holiday gifts!

The seventh Happy Hack-mas project is …



A rectangular tote with suede straps! This is a modified version of the Basic Tote Bag made with some Cotton+Steel cotton/linen canvas I had in my stash, along with some suede handles. The handles are attached with metal rivets through the bag. I also added a chipboard bottom and metal purse feet. I’m currently using this bag as a purse, since it holds all my essentials plus whatever larger items I need to drag along with me these days.