Sew4home recently featured a great tote bag with a designer handle. I saw it and immediately knew this would be my next bag for carrying my things back and forth to work. After some frustrations with sewing through layers of leather ... my bag is complete!
Fabric & handle supplies:
Outer body: 1/2 yard upholstery fabric from my local fabric store (with a lot left over!)
Lining: Nothing fancy! ... from local store
Leather inset: Recycled leather (also from local fabric store)