Like I said in my Brother, O Brother! post, I decided to make a the Mini Tote that I made for my sister a little bigger for me. I used the exact same pattern, but I used just under a yard of fabric (four fat quarters if you want to minimize cutting). For my lining and main bag I cut the panels to 16x18" and my straps 18x6". My bag ended up about 14.5 squareish. For the embroidery, I again just printed off of a font I like and then I drew a little bird. I used a reverse chain stitch, running stitch, peking knot (that I anchored) and french knot for the pattern (tutorials can be found by clicking on stitch name).