I call these slip cover totes because the process feels like a slipcover. I have made many of these for myself and as girlfriend gifts. This is the first one I made.
The major challenge in making a slip cover tote is finding the tote. When I find a style I like I purchase all they have.
Close up of the embroidery
I made this "logo" by stacking black linen, embroidery, then two trims stacked.
This is the latest Slip Cover Tote
Again, I made the "logo" by stacking two colors of linen (yellow and pink) then the green w/pink embroidery and topping off with purchased trim. Add the tassel trim, flowers, and purchased handle and you are almost done.
Lastly, I added a little tag just to shuze it up. This wording was on the selvage edge of the pink animal print fabric and I think it was the name of the fabric print. So appropos.
Have fun with it!