To make the tote, I used 4 pair of old jeans in varying colors of denim. I cut 6 inch wide strips from the legs of the jeans. (The 8 legs yielded enough strips of denim to make 2 totes) Christie Chase: denim vacation tote
How to make eco shopping bag from an old pillowcase – Upcycle vintage pillowcases into unique eco shopping bags! Very easy sewing project you can complete in 20 minutes. Really want excellent hints regarding arts and crafts? Go to this fantastic site!
Overnighter Ellie Travel Case Tutorial by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt (this has the dimensions for a bigger version of the Ellie Travel Case, but there are no illustrations. One must refer to the original page for the Ellie Travel Case)