If you haven't seen these amazing bags created by a mother and daughter team in California, check them out. http://baggubag.com/ They were originally designed to replace grocery bags, but they now come in several sizes and can be used for toting just about anything. My favorite size is the "baby baggu", which I give away as Christmas gifts to teachers=VERY popular present! Just pop a jar of homemade jam in and tie and voila...the perfect gift! The bags are also great for carrying your knitting around from one kid after-school event to the next. I love the neon colored ones=very hard to lose!