I said I would make a Christmas tote bag and that I did. Well this is one of the few I actually have in mind to make before the holidays.. This was not an easy bag to make and I actually had to finish it by hand since the thickness of it kept overloading my sewing machine engine and I broke off several needles. A cathedral windows by nature is thick but making it into a bag had its challenges. I could not box off the corners because I did not want to cut off the bottom cathedrals so the bag is not roomy but it is roomy enough to carry my school books. I had to put the trim on by hand because it was too much thickness for my machine. Overall I am pleased. Though I felt that the handle should be a cathedral windows handle, I did not feel like cutting up more squares so I made a quilted handle like the ones I make for my other bags.