Here's one side:
and here is the reverse:Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching by Heather Ross.
The pattern suggested that canvas or denim be used for the outer fabric. I used corderoy because I had some. I had to modify the pattern a bit because of the added bulk. The "bias tape" style binding/straps are supposed 4 layers thick like regular bias tape, but mine ended up being 3 layers thick. It's double in the front, like bias tape, but when I folded it over the top of the bag, I left the strip flat against the lined, and not folded up. I hope makes sense. I should have taken pictures of this process. Maybe next time. Anyways, since I did it this way, I only broke one needle. Yay! Oh, I also stitched the front and back straps together before attaching them to the bag so I wouldn't have to do any hand stitching.
I also did some applique on the front of the bag. It's a pretty, hippy flower. I was going to hand stitch it, but I ended up using a small zig-zag stitch. I'm happy with the results.
Here's my new Everything Tote:
Here's the nice roomy inside:Here's a close-up of the pocket. I used a fancy decorative stitch on my machine:
Here's a picture of me holding it like in the book: