I used a plastic grocery bag as a pattern. looks to be totes upcycled from T-shirts or other sleeveless tops. Could be nice gift for a teacher.
Love these fabrics and coloured zips. How to Sew a Zipper Pouch - 15 minute sewing project - Melly Sews - great practice sewing zippers
Crazy Little Projects: Easy totebag tutorial
Zest Tote Bags - Free PDF Pattern & instructions ~ I wish I could sew!