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Michelle of Cicada Daydream and Cloud 9 fabrics has a great pattern and tutorial for an easy half tote bag that is narrow/fat quarter-friendly and whips up in no time at all. I love that it’s just the right size for the must-have items you carry with you, and not so big that it becomes a black hole that consumes car keys and wallets without thinking twice. Given how easy it is to make, and how little fabric it uses, I think this would qualify as a great gift to make for the holidays.