I pretty much made it exactly as the tutorial, except for the inside gathered top, I did piece part of it (inside the bottom portion) because I didn't quite have enough using fat quarters. But if you use 1/4 yd cuts width of fabric, you will be fine, providing they are cut generously, or straight and accurate.
I intend to make some for my buddies for Christmas. I think part of the fun was finding fabric that I knew they would like. I am so excited to start sewing their totes!
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