Need an inexpensive, heavy-duty tote bag for books, supplies and the rest of the "stuff" you lug back and forth to school? I made this blue jean tote bag for only a $1. Simply go to GoodWill and find the biggest pair of pants they have. Garage sales are another great place to look.
Cut off the legs and hem the bottom. Make a strap from the leg material. The pockets are perfect for holding your phone, pens, pencils and other supplies; and the side loop is great for a pair of scissors. This bag is so large that it can easily hold my big books, posters and drawing pad.