I've been hanging on to a vintage t shirt of my hubbys for a few YEARS now, just waiting for the perfect application. Finally, I happened across this blue, white and yellow plaid material. I lined the tote with a vintage flour sack dish towel and put in grommets to run the handles through. I cut 1" wide strips of tshirt material, braided it and tied a knot to keep it from pulling through the grommets.
I'll admit one thing- I could not get my fusible webbing to cooperate so the t shirt material stretched as I was sewing so I sewed a strait line around the border and ziggzagged around the strait line to give it a deconstructed feel.