We found the tutorial for these awesome School Notebook Sewn Canvas Tote Bags comes on Say Yes to Hoboken‘s pretty blog. (Frankly I am annoyed with myself for not coming up with this clever idea). We made a couple up for Ada’s teachers as holiday gifts. They are simple to complete, cute and functional – pretty much a perfect DIY. These would also make great Valentine gifts with a child’s drawing of a little heart, XOXO, or love note written in fabric marker between the stitched lines.