They are practical, they are sturdy and let's face it: they're just fun.
Everywhere on the world wide web I read that they're not considered 'high fashion' and just 'come in handy', but I don't agree! Why shouldn't they be fashionable? There are so many great fabrics around and I actually love it that tote bags are so easy (and fun!) to make and adjustable to your own taste, the fashion colours of the season and to your favorite outfit or coat.
And really, they're much nicer than those plastic bags you get at every store (and better for the environment, let's not forget our pretty planet).
So here's my 'Ode to the Tote' (see, it already sounds more sophisticated). They are fun and easy to make. I know I've had so much fun making tote bags ever since I started to learn how to sew. You just alter your fabric or model a little and tadaah: a whole new bag!
But I'd also like to inspire you with my Top 5 Tote Tutorials. Really worth checking out!