following an internet cookie trail, i came across this tutorial for a minimalist tote bag that i ADORE. my whole life is carried around in a tote bag every day and I'm constantly in search of one that's as pretty as it is functional. this one is perfect!! Designed by Rene Solkesz, you can find the full tote tutorial over at Design*Sponge. AND, it looks like Rene has a wonderful blog full of inspirational sewing ideas.