Waxed Cotton Diaper Tote
A generous sized waxed canvas tote, this is a great purse for those who want to carry more than just a wallet. Stop at the library after work, and pick up a couple of novels. Drop by the market on a weekend stroll, and stick a few groceries in! It easily carries your lunch bag, or workout clothes too! Perfectly sized for a 13" laptop.
Waxed canvas is a wonderful textile, and one of my favorite things to work with. As the fabric ages, it develops a well-worn and comfortable patina, which enhances the look. The patina develops with more and more use, in the same manner that leather ages and burnishes with time.
The tote is lined with ivory cotton canvas and there are three internal pockets. One side features a double-pocket and the other is small, and near the top of the bag- designed for easy access to your cell phone or keys.
There are two ways to carry this bag: by the top handles- made from thick water buffalo leather, and the second is cross-body using the detachable, adjustable leather strap. I have designed the shoulder straps so they should be long enough to slip onto your shoulder using only one hand- just bend your elbow and slide it on. I have also designed the bag so that when you're wearing the cross-body strap, the top of the bag folds over in an aesthetically pleasing way. It's the small things, really!
The bottom is squared, and all seams are double-stitched for extra strength and durability. There are two layers of waxed canvas reinforcing the bottom of the bag (please see the last image for the back of the bag).
All hardware is antique brass coloured.
Width: (top) 16" ; (bottom) 14"
Handles: 22" x 5/8"
(This may differ slightly depending on the size of the hide I cut the handles from)
Strap: 43" x 1.5" (at its longest)