I used a plastic grocery bag as a pattern. looks to be totes upcycled from T-shirts or other sleeveless tops. Could be nice gift for a teacher.
Dumpling bag (site is in Chinese, but pics are enough of a tutorial for me)
Bags of old jeans
More patterns for bags/purses
Wallet - customize for gifts!
bag from jean tutorial - One of the actually nice looking re-cycling of jeans
Old jeans, new storage boxes! Don't throw away those old jeans. Or find great jeans at Thrift. Turn them into cute storage boxes!