I also have been so jealous of all the lovely tote bag swops but really didn't feel confident enough to take part and so knew I wanted a tote.
I copied the pattern here and made some adjustments.
I used 5" charm squares to make a bigger bag. I really like the glamping fabric but am not too sure on the red and brown colourway when the other colours are decidedly soft and girlie
Once my panels were sewn up I used one of the curvy ornamental stitches on the Bernina (yes 47 years old and they have ornamental stitches) to quilt through the top and batting.
I wanted to try a magnetic closure and my pocket had to have dividers for my phone, pens and as I am ALWAYS losing my keys in the depth of my bag I stitched an O ring into the pocket and when I get round to making a suitable key fob/chain I'm going to clip my keys onto the O ring so they don't get lost... cool eh :O)
There are some really yummy *glamping* fabrics, the caravan/trailers are cute too.
Here is the finished bag,
I'm really happy with it, it feels a happy bag and considering the snow we've had today it's making me smile which can only be a good thing :)