Love the idea of the handles with a pocket as separate piece from the bag. Inspiration only.

NIce tote bag design - with the straps going underneath - could do it in a way that would add a lot of support

Ravelry: 216ss-29 Paper Clutch by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd)

RAFIA PAPER CLUTCH - Pattern is Japanese but fully charted using standard crochet symbols. For help using Japanese charted patterns, please visit the Japanese knitting & crochet group.