The tote is made from light duck canvas, sewn on my wife's 1970s avocado green Singer sewing machine. Then I hand sewed the burlap coffee sack patch and grommet eyelets. The handle is 1/4" or 3/8" sisal rope, with seized ends and figure eight stopper knots.
Can't make a boat sail omelet without sewing a few canvas eggs to begin with. See The Sailor's Ditty Bag
Last night, I bottled three gallons of hard cider. Still not using glass bottles, even though I've got a huge box of flip-top Grolsch beer bottles set back for the purpose.
The cider came out a little light. It's drinkable now, but should be better in a few weeks. I will most likely add concentrate the next time around, to give it a richer apple flavor. I think I made a mistake in topping off the gallons after racking them to secondary fermentation.