Custom Bag: Black Waxed Canvas and Leather Utility Tote with Shoulder Strap

This black beauty is about to be shipped out to Australia tomorrow. My customer said that she has been looking all summer (it’s summer there) for a bag that meets all her specs. She loves the black waxed canvas medium zipper tote. It was the colour and size that she wanted. It also has the 4 interior pockets to organize all her stuff. However, she did want a shoulder strap so that she can wear it as a shoulder tote and a cross-body bag.

I really like how this turned out. The all black canvas is so minimal and beautiful, accented with the solid brass hardware.


modern-coup-black-waxed-canvas-utility-tote-leather-shoulder-strapThe shoulder strap is removable with swivel hooks and adjustable with a solid brass buckle. I punched 8 holes so that there is plenty of room for how you can wear it; on the shoulder or across the body. The bridle leather (used for horse harnesses and saddles) is just beautiful. It is a bit stiff, but it will age nicely with wear. I cut the strap to be 3/4″ wide.

modern-coup-black-waxed-canvas-utility-tote-brass-hardwareThe strap with the swivel hooks will hook onto these solid brass D-rings. The rivets are super strong and looks great.


modern-coup-black-waxed-canvas-utility-tote-brass-zipperAs always I use a very high quality solid brass zipper for the tote opening. This zipper just glides open and close so easily.





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