Once upon a time I made a scripture tote bag as a birthday/baptism present. I thought they were pretty handy (they fit a composition notebook, scriptures, and a few pencils very nicely). I made one for a niece. Then a nephew. Then another niece. Then 1 niece and 2 nephews.
But not everyone had one. To squash a minor bit of sibling rivalry, I needed to make one more for a birthday gift. But if I was going to make one more, why not make 3 and be prepared!
Lucky for me, they're pretty easy to make. The names take the longest time - choosing the font, tracing, cutting out, ironing them onto the bag just so, and then zig-zagging around each letter. All fabric found at JoAnn's - I really like the orange paisley and the pink bird.
Hopefully everyone (when they finally get them) will be happy with their bag.
Lesson: if you make something for one niece/nephew, be prepared to make it for all of them. Luckily, I love them, I'm a pushover ... and this bag is fairly quick and easy project.