Pictured is a custom large Carrier Tote for Julie in Ottawa, Ontario. Julie contacted me because she was looking for a tote large enough to carry her work documents, lunch and personal belongings.
This is the backside of the bag. I created a pocket large enough to carry Julie’s legal size files. This pocket keeps her files flat and is easy to reach.
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.
I’m working on quite a few custom bags right now. I’ll post them as I finish them.
I want to show you this one for Kait in Detroit, Michigan. This is a custom Medium Zipper Tote with 2 front pockets and personalization. Kait wanted something simple and elegant that she can use everyday.
She chose this black beauty. Made out of water resistant light waxed canvas and a strong Italian vegetable tanned leather. Very minimal. I really like this one.
2 front pockets were added onto the bag. This feature is one the most popular customization because it is so useful.
She also had it personalized with here initials, KDN.
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.
I haven’t posted custom bags that I’ve made in a while. Some of them are ones I’ve already featured, so…
These 2 Carrier Totes are for Ernest, an interior designer, and his husband in New York City. Ernest wanted a…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wanted this bag to be really masculine and for the colour combinations to reflect that.
The bag is water resistant, made out of lightly waxed canvas and Italian vegetable tanned leather.