I finally had a chance to make this bag for my twelve year old girl - a Rilakkuma mini tote bag.
She has been
nagging asking me to make this mini tote for her for the past few months, but because I had a long list of "sewing to do" list during the holidays and for my shop, her request got pushed back until this week... Sorry, girl!
The Rilakkuma fabric used to make this tote bag has a canvas feel, which is heavier than the normal cotton. I also used home decor fabrics (in navy dots) for the bag handles and bag bottom for reinforcement. The tote bag is fully lined with fleece batting and interfacing for extra durability. The bag has a zipper opening.
She plans to use this mini tote as her lunch bag. She even bought a matching Rilakkuma bento box (lunch container) with her own money to go with this bag. (The red plastic container placed inside the bag).