I had an old bag I made that didn't work out quite the way I envisioned. I took the fabric from that and some of the gingham fabric, and made this new tote, using a library tote bag as a guide for sizing.
This is the first time I tried to bind the seams. It wasn't as difficult as I anticipated, but the gingham cannot be pressed to hold a crease (maybe it can, but I didn't want to melt it with too high heat), so things aren't as neat as I would like. Still, better a useful bag than fabric sitting in the bin!
There is a layer of thin white felt between the outside layers, so as long as the stitching holds up, and each seam is sewn at least three times, this bag can hold a bit of weight. The bag is reversible and has two pockets on one side of the gingham and one pocket on the other side.