O. didn't really have any ideas about what he wanted to give his teacher, so I suggested this roll-up tote bag along with a coffee cozy. He came along to the fabric store with me and immediate picked out a grey and yellow print, which I loved. Well done, O! It was conveniently grouped with other coordinates, so he chose a yellow to go with it and we found a matching polka dot in the remnant bin. He also chose a yellow flower button for the cozy.
Construction of the bag was pretty standard. If/when I make another one, I'll probably use a slightly longer piece of elastic cord. This one seemed to be stretched to the limit when the bag was rolled up.