For this tote bag I took strips of painted canvas and sewed them together both horizontally and vertically. Once I had a nice big piece to work with, I cut the cloth in a large circle and sewed it on the front of the tote.
Lately the idea of embellishing with layers rather than contrasting colors has been really appealing.
This is the back :-)
By boxing the corners, the bag is nice and deep. I love how it looks and how flat it sits.