Rugged Wearhouse is a store that sells discount clothing, largely department store cast offs. They're new, but cheap. I frequently purchase T-shirts there for three and four dollars. Recently, I scored an epic t-shirt:
It says "Chuck Norris can defeat a brick wall at tennis."
I, of course, turned it into a tote bag using the shirt, some fabric that I scored for a dollar at the thrift store (it was a curtain), and my superior sewing skills:
The pocket is part of a sleeve. And because I abuse the heck out of my totes (I put a ton of very heavy things in them and swing them around by the handles and such) I know it's a very strong tote because it hasn't torn or frayed or anything. It's just as good as new, despite the abuse I put my things through. : )