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Custom Bag: Commuter Bag in Midnight Blue For A Horse Veterinarian and Knitter

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · by Mar 8th, 2018

This is a custom tote for Robin in Guelph, Ontario. Robin is a horse vet, who also loves to knit. She wanted a bag that she can take everywhere, that would also be big enough for her yarn and needles. She’s petite, so she was interested in the mid-size Commuter Bag.


First, Robin chose these custom colours. I really like this combination. The rich midnight blue goes well with the dark brown bottom. She also wanted 2 front pockets added to the bag for more organization.

The Commuter Bag has hand-held short straps. It can also be worn across the body or adjusted to be a shoulder tote.


The tote is made out of lightly waxed water resistant canvas, vegetable tanned leather and brass hardware. Shown, here the bag has a full zipper top to keep belongings secure .


A back exterior zipper pocket was also added. Robin wanted to be able to put her wallet and secured belongings in this pocket. I made it an ample size. 9.5″ wide x 6″ high.


The bag comes stock with 4 interior pockets for organization. Robin also wanted an interior zippered pocket added. She wanted to make sure that there’s plenty of pockets, especially for her knitting.

SIZE: 14.5″ W x 12″ H x 5″ D (37cm wide x 30.5cm high x 13cm deep)
Hand-held Straps: 4″ drop
Shoulder Strap: Adjusts from 33″ (84cm) to 44″ (112 cm)

MATERIALS:  Lightly waxed canvas that is water resistant. This proprietary blend of wax treated onto a premium heavyweight canvas is made from a family-run textile company established in the 1830’s.

Thick Italian vegetable tanned leather that is strong and ages well.

PLEASE NOTE: Please contact me at cat@moderncoup.com if you’re interested in a similar bag handcrafted for you. Right now, it takes 10 business days to make before shipping.

The standard Commuter Bag comes in 3 colour combinations and they ship in 5 business days. Thanks!









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