Renske's Minimalist Tote Bag by hatchk8
renske's minimalist tote bag
I immediately wanted to make this bag when I saw Renske's tutorial on Design Sponge. The instructions were very straight forward and it was such a rewarding bag to make I ended up making three more. Two for relatives, and another for myself in different colors/materials. I added an inner pocket to hold things, but other than that followed the pattern. I found the leather and hardware at Oregon Leather Co. I recommend buying a heavy duty grommet kit, as in my experience, most grommet kits you find in fabric stores are too flimsy to work with the multiple layers of canvas. It's the only bag I've used for months now!
The simple pocket I added to the pattern