What are you most proud of? My innovation from the pattern to drawstring, striped and inclusion of bread bags and colorful motifs. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Collect your plastic bags. Network among friends, relatives and neighbors that you're recycling plastic bags in order to have sufficient to construct these totes. Any one regular sized tote requires 50-100 bags to complete depending on size of hook (Size 9 to 11.5). Larger hook is my preference.