I've seen classes, at various quilt shops, with this design and I decided to sign up and take a class with Jan Hayman, at Cozy Quilt Shop. Jan had made this design many times, and had many tips to share.
I used some nautical fabrics, from my stash.
The Professional Tote is a very durable tote, which uses Decor Bond. This was my first time to work with Decor Bond and I really liked using it and how it gives this tote a durable feel with sufficient body to stand on its' own. I'm already looking forward to making more of these totes and giving some away for Christmas gifts.
The pattern contains detailed instructions with good visuals. There are many pieces, but the pattern contains tags to mark each piece and respective stablizer. If you are new to making bags and not able to find a class, you may want to recruit a friend and the two of you make The Professional Tote together. And you'll have more fun making this beautiful tote together!