I hesitated purchasing this Cutie because a couple of the other reviews I read stated it was a little difficult to attach to the handle of your tote. I did not find this to be true at all! The velcro straps were long enough to go up and over the handle and then back around the sides which gave the Cutie a really snug fit. The velcro is really good quality, really strong hold. I did not use the Cutie to hold my drink. I have a cup holder for that and I am too clumsy to put an open beverage over the top of my open tote! But I did use it to hold some of my smaller tools (paper edger, small punches, pens), my cell phone, my glasses and my M&M's. It was really nice to have a little space to put these things so they didn't get buried under all the paper on my work surface. I was at a retreat and many of the women were wishing they had my Cutie! I highly recommend it. You will not regret making this purchase.