Super Easy Tote Bag- tutorial from Poppyseed Fabrics (http://poppyseedfabrics.blogspot.com/2011/02/super-easy-tote-bag-tutorial.html). This is SUPER easy and SUPER cute--I love it except that it is small!!!! You can't tell from the photo but I'm not sure what you'd do with this, maybe more like a purse than a tote bag. I'm about to make one much bigger to use for school.
making lanyards from fabric scraps~ So like most school staff know, part of the daily dress code is one's name tag, often clipped to a lanyard. The lanyard provided by employers is usually a plain cheep shoelace-like material. DIY lanyards