Seems I have quite a few new seamstresses trying out my free pattern and getting stuck when it comes to understanding how to create the boxed corner for the tote. My original tutorial has been posted for over 3 years now, but I guess it's really catching on with new sewists and the photos' do not show the process well enough.
So ... While I was sewing another tote this weekend, I took more photos and created this pdf. file to help expand the directions for the corners. The fabric is a little busier than what I'd normally use for a tutorial, but I wanted to get it done for a visitor who wrote me asking for more details on how to make the corners. I hope this helps those who are learning to master the boxed corners. Once you do it, you'll see, it's a cinch!
Making tutorials has been rather eye-opening for me as a testing ground for creating and marketing my own pattern designs. Lots of work involved, but it is still something I aspire to do this year!
If you want to make your own tote using my Free "Pink October" Tote Pattern, it is absolutely free, and I encourage all to enjoy it. I do copyright the instructions and images, but you are free to create the totes for yourself and others and even to sell your own designs made from the pattern! The additional "corners' tutorial comes in on page 2 of the tote instructions. Have fun!