Last month in a Viking Club sewing class we made the Holiday tote bag out of vinyl pet screen. It was lots of fun. I decided to scale down the dimensions and make trick or treat bags for the girls and my niece. I had a friend come over and we made 2 for her children too!
It was a fun project and I hope the girls will enjoy them for years to come. They sell the pet screen at Walmart and Home Depot. You can sew it using a size 90 needle. Sew up a rectangle on 3 sides and gusset the bottom! Easy as pie. I added the embellishments before I sewed up the side and I used the top strip of fabric to encase the handles and and finish off the top. The bag on the left is 13"x15" rectangles. I can't give you the directions because they came with my class but if you are an intermediate seamstress I am sure you could figure it out! In person they are kind of see through. I think they would make a great beach toy bag because the sand could fall through or a good shopping bag because it would be easy to clean and easy to find stuff in the bottom!