This is my second attempt at creating a tote bag with the coffee bags I brought back from Hawaii. I thought the first one would be substantial with just the burlap and a cotton lining. After taking it on a trip, realized that it wasn't substantial enough. This bag was created using fusible fleece on both the outer and lining pieces and works much better. Now I am in the process of taking apart the first bag and adding the fleece to the bag pieces.