So how can I use the resources available to me?
First of all, Joann Fabric recently added a new sewing class to their September schedule. It is called "Sew Your Own Tote Bag". I am looking closely at this option, though it will cost $55 dollars. Here is the flyer:
If I decide to sign up for the class, I like the idea of people guiding me through the process of making this tote bag from Simplicity 1905:
I have peeked at this pattern and envision myself with my own tote bag, one that I will actually use. This pattern is on my WANTED list.
Yet another resource can be Youtube. I came across this excellent video that clearly demonstrates the steps to take in order to make your own purse from DIY Dish: