I took a sewing class and created this fun tote in a few hours. The class was held at PDX's Modern Domestic. I would highly recommend their classes. I've taken 2 classes and the instructors have both been wonderful. And the sewing machines! You sew on these amazing Bernina sewing machines that Modern Domestic sells. Admittedly, they are kind of awesome and have all kinds of cool features to make your sewing even and perfect-looking.
My tote is made out of a black and white home decor fabric lined with a bright blue duck cloth (just like my cardigan). It was a fun project and I'm hoping to do some more sewing.