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Custom Bag: Large Utility Tote |Water Resistant Waxed Canvas and Leather | Black with Brown Straps

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Dec 4th, 2017

It’s incredibly busy in the studio with Christmas coming up, but I just want to show you this custom Large Utility Tote. It’s for Vicki in Halfway, Oregon. She’s a musician and will be using it to put her sheet music and ukulele in it. The ukulele will likely stick out from the bag, but she was looking for one big enough to put everything of hers in it.

I find it so neat that she plays the ukulele. I learned how to play a little in elementary school and it’s always been something I want to pick up again.

 

This bag is big and hefty. The interior has 5 pockets to organize belongings. Many customers who order this large size also carry a 15″ laptop. It fits that and a lot more. Great for work and travel.

Black body and brown straps is a custom colour combination Vicki chose.

Custom Bag: Commuter Bag in Charcoal Grey and Blue | Water Resistant Waxed Canvas and Leather Tote | Handmade

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Oct 15th, 2017
Custom Bag: Commuter Bag in Charcoal Grey and Blue | Water Resistant Waxed Canvas and Leather Tote | Handmade

I haven’t posted custom bags that I’ve made in a while. Some of them are ones I’ve already featured, so…

Custom Bags: Matching Large Carrier Totes For Work and Travel | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Jul 24th, 2017
Custom Bags: Matching Large Carrier Totes For Work and Travel | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather

These 2 Carrier Totes are for Ernest, an interior designer, and his husband in New York City. Ernest wanted a…

Custom Bag: Utility Tote For Work and Travel | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather | Brown

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Jul 10th, 2017

 

This is a custom Utility Tote for Christine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is using this as a work and travel bag.

2 front pockets were added to this bag for more organization. In total, there are 6 pockets (4 interior).

This tote can hold a 13″ laptop.

 

Since Christine is also using her tote for travel, a custom luggage strap was added. This is very useful when you’re using this bag as your carry-on.

 

This bag is made out of water resistant lightly waxed canvas, Italian vegetable tanned leather and antique brass hardware.

Custom Bag: Courier Bag | Men’s Messenger Bag For 15″ MacBook Pro | Waxed Canvas and Leather | Black and Brown Leather

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Jun 29th, 2017

This is a custom Courier Bag for Josh in Bayside, New York. Josh contacted me, said he likes the textures of my bags and asked if I have a messenger bag. Even though the Courier Bag has not yet officially been released (it will in July), I showed Josh one that I made for my husband in midnight blue and grey. He liked it, but wanted the closure to be more simple, like the Field Bag

 

These are custom colours that Josh chose. He initially thought about having it all black, but saw that I made a few custom bags previously with black and brown leather. It really makes the colours stand out.

Custom Bag: Handmade Satchel With Extra Inside Pockets | Waxed Canvas and Leather | Charcoal Grey

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Jun 8th, 2017

This custom bag is for Rhea, a local Vancouver customer. She liked everything about the bag, but wanted 2 more interior pockets. The Satchel comes standard with 2 inside pockets and 2 outside pockets.

 

The Satchel is a mid-sized portable crossbody bag. It’s good for personal belongings, fits an iPad mini and paperback sized books.

Custom Bag: Carrier Tote for Everyday | Waxed Canvas and Leather | Black with Brown Leather

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by May 30th, 2017

This is a custom Carrier Tote for Stephanie in Humble, Texas. She told me that she has been looking for the perfect bag for a long time. She’ll be using it for work and as her everyday bag.

First of all, these are custom colours Stephanie chose. The body of the bag is all black with brown leather straps. This combination seems to be quite popular lately. I have made 3 custom bags in this combination in the last 2 weeks.

 

To the tote, she wanted to add 2 more outside pockets for convenience and organization.

The Carrier Tote comes with an adjustable and detachable crossbody strap. You can carry it as a shoulder tote or messenger style across your body.

 

This is the back view of the bag. Stephanie wanted an outside zippered pocket to keep her wallet, phone, etc. in a convenient place while being secure. 

Custom Bag: Large Carrier Tote as a Travel Bag | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather | Black

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by May 21st, 2017

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This is a custom Carrier Tote handmade for Kristen in Rosemont, Illinois. Rather than the regular size one in the shop, she needed a larger one for work and her travels. Kristen was looking for something that looked professional, yet was uniquely hers.

She added a luggage strap to the bag to make this her carry-on bag. The full zipper closure also makes this an ideal travel bag, so things don’t fall out when you need to stow it under the seat.

 

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The Carrier Tote is the most versatile bag in the collection. you can use it as a shoulder tote or messenger style as a crossbody bag.

Kristen added 2 front pockets to the bag for added organization and to make it easier to get belongings quickly.

Custom Bag: Men’s Courier Bag | Waxed Canvas and Leather | Messenger Bag | Midnight Blue and Charcoal Grey

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by May 10th, 2017

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This is a messenger bag that I made for my husband recently. I’m calling it the Courier Bag. People think that he can have as many bags as he wants, since I make them. However, this is really only the 2nd one that I made for him. The first one I made was about 3 years ago (see end of this post for a photo of the first one). He deserves this one for testing the first one and for our upcoming 9 year wedding anniversary.

He used the first one for quite a long time and really liked it. He carried a lot of gear with him, as you can see. Sometimes I wondered if he was carrying rocks with him. At least I know it’s really hefty.

I made a few minor adjustments to the original bag and I think it’s almost ready for sale. I will have it in the shop by the end of May in 2 colour combinations.

 

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I wanted this bag to be really masculine and for the colour combinations to reflect that.

 

 

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The bag is water resistant, made out of lightly waxed canvas and Italian vegetable tanned leather.

 

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Custom Bag: Carrier Tote With Front Pockets | Waxed Canvas and Leather | For Work and Travel | All Black

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Apr 25th, 2017

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This is a custom Carrier Tote for Samantha in Mawson, Australia. She was looking for a professional, yet unique looking bag for work.

2 front pockets were added for easy access to her phone, keys and passes.

 

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A luggage strap was also added to make this the perfect carry-on bag. For most airlines, this size tote falls under the maximum dimensions for a personal carry-on.

With a full zipper top closure, you don’t have to worry about things falling out when stowed under the seat in front of you.

 

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I would say that the Carrier Tote is the most versatile bag I have in the collection. You can wear it as a shoulder tote or as a crossbody bag (messenger style).

Custom Bag: Medium Zipper Tote | Water Resistant Waxed Canvas | Charcoal Grey with Black Leather Straps

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Apr 13th, 2017

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This is a custom Medium Zipper Tote  for Jennie in Victoria, BC, Canada. She liked everything about the bag, but she wanted her own colour combination. She chose all charcoal grey water resistant waxed canvas and black vegetable tanned leather straps. Jennie’s using this as an everyday bag and for work.

 

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I really like this combination. It’s clean and minimal. Also, these colours will match many clothing choices without it being all black.

Custom Bag: Utility Tote As A Modern Diaper Bag | Waxed Canvas and Leather | All Black with Front Pockets and Name Personalization

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Apr 6th, 2017

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This is a custom Utility Tote for Noelle in Phoenix, Arizona. She was looking for a stylish and modern diaper bag and chose the Utility Tote with added front pockets.

This tote in all black looks so cool and minimal. It makes a good diaper bag because the lightly waxed canvas is water resistant and it has 6 organizing pockets in total.

 

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Noelle also added a personalized name label to her bag. This option can be added to any bag or pouch in the shop.