Last week when I sewed up my Japanese Knock Off Tote Bag, I decided it really needed a false bottom. A false bottom is that stiff thing you often find in duffel bags and purses that help them keep a nice shape at the bottom.
Super Easy Tote Bag- tutorial from Poppyseed Fabrics (http://poppyseedfabrics.blogspot.com/2011/02/super-easy-tote-bag-tutorial.html). This is SUPER easy and SUPER cute--I love it except that it is small!!!! You can't tell from the photo but I'm not sure what you'd do with this, maybe more like a purse than a tote bag. I'm about to make one much bigger to use for school.