Nothing is as simple to make as a tote, the perfect 'stash' project.
There is a tote for just about any purpose. The following link has tutorials on totes from stash and totes from repurposed items such as tank tops.
Then I found PURSE PATTERNS with tons of free patterns for purses, wallets and more.
Then I found this cute Crayon Tote above.
You can also try the Crayon Roll
There are tons of Tote ideas out there, I hope you'll find one that suits you for a new project or gift.