pencil, metal ruler, rubbing alcohol and cotton balls
1. Cut 22"x12" panel from fabric. Mark fabric 4" from each corner, connect marks across corner, and cut on lines. Discard corners.
2. Fold fabric panel in half lengthwise, then widthwise into quarters with clipped corners at top. For handle hole, draw 1-1/2" half-oval on fabric 1-1/2" from top edge, with center line flush against fabric fold. Unfold fabric.
3. Cover wrong side of fabric with strips of duct tape, slightly overlapping tape edges. Trim tape flush with fabric edge. On right side of fabric, place strip of tape along one straight edge so that only 1/4" of fabric is covered. Fold edge back toward wrong/taped side so 1/8" of fabric is showing on taped side; press tape in place. Trim excess tape. Repeat for all straight edges.
4. Cut 6" length of duct tape into eight 1"x1-1/2" rectangles; adhere pieces to inner edges of handle ovals to secure. Fold panel in half, with fabric sides together, and handles aligned at top. Staple bottom and straight sides. Wrap strip of tape around each stapled edge; trim excess. Finger-press bottom corners of bag, taking care to align stapled "seams." Fold corner points up 1-1/2" against side seams; tape in place. Turn bag fabric side out.
1. Cutting duct tape will produce residue on scissor blades. Avoid using expensive fabric shears for this project. To keep scissors clean, wipe blades periodically with a cotton ball soaked with rubbing alcohol.