Various furoshiki folds. Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be wrapped and tied to create a carrying bag. It's a great way to wrap gifts, and is an eco-friendly alternative to the shopping bag.
From Craft: Newsletter-- Ellen of The Long Thread shares her pattern and tutorial for making this cute rope-handled handbag. I could see using a nautical fabric in this project for a perfect summer tote.Sweet and simple.