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My First Design | Medium Zipper Tote | Waxed Canvas and Leather | 4 Inside Pockets | Black

Category : STUDIO · by Jun 15th, 2017

I have mainly been featuring customs bags that I make on this blog. I don’t think I feature some of the bags available in the shop enough.

Today I want to show you the Medium Zipper Tote in black, one of the most simple, yet useful bags available in the shop. In my opinion, the Medium Zipper Tote is an ideal size. It can be used for work, school, as a 13″ laptop bag, a diaper bag or for travel. It’s a classic style that can be used for a long time.

 

If you’re familiar with this site, you’ll know that I use lightly waxed canvas, Italian vegetable tanned leather and brass hardware. These materials are durable and water resistant.

 

This tote is actually my 1st design. I wanted to create the perfect tote that I would love to use. I saw so many beautiful looking totes out there, but they were not functional. Even the most high end bags were, in my opinion, lazy. Many totes were wide open without any closure. Placing a full zipper requires more time and labour. I wasn’t finding a lot out there with a full zipper closure, so I knew the tote I made had to have this. Over time, I’ve heard from so many customers, who have stumbled upon my blog or shop, that they have been looking for a bag with a full zipper top for a long time.

 

Most of my bags have organizational pockets inside. This was really important when I was designing this bag. I like organization and dislike rummaging. It’s frustrating and a waste of time.

Also, at the time that I designed this bag, my older son was a toddler. I still had diapers to bring, wipes, water bottles and everything for him and myself. I divided the pockets to have 1 large pocket, 1 medium and 2 water bottle/baby bottle size pockets.

Even now that I’m bringing less baby things in my bag, these pockets are still extremely important to organize all my belongings. Customers who have bought this bag appreciate this too.

SIZE:
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Bag: 16.5″ W x13″ H x5″ D (42cm wide x 33cm high x 13cm deep)
Strap: 24″ (61cm) handle with 9.5″ (24cm) shoulder drop

 

This tote is available in the shop. It ships within 3 business days.  Thanks for visiting!

 

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