I truly believe the Internet is for sharing information, so I finally Posted my Tote Bag Tutorial to Craftsy (click here). I've added this information to the Craftsy post:
"I started to make these in 1990 when a local grocery store gave a five-cent credit for each shopping bag brought in. The straps go around the bottom, from one side to the other, to hold the weight of a full bag of groceries. Since then, I've improved the instructions and added pictures."
If you try this project, please let me know. Also, I want to know if there are any corrections to be made to the instructions.
Thank you for reading and sharing my blog!