Custom Bag: Large Utility Tote|Water Resistant Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather | Black and Brown Leather Straps | 5 Inside Pockets

This is a custom Large Utility Tote that I made for Lindsey in Honolulu, Hawaii. She’s a school teacher and needed something large and hefty for her day to day. She liked the standard size Utility Tote that I have in the shop, but inquired about making her a bigger one that would also fit her 15″ laptop and all her paperwork.

I only make this large size by custom order.  I have found that teachers and new moms like to order this size for all the stuff that they have to carry daily. It’s a good size if you carry a lot with you everyday, as a modern diaper bag, or as a carry-on travel bag.



Lindsey choose these colours; all black body with brown straps. The beautiful brown leather straps really show well with the black.



She also wanted 2 front pockets to be added to the outside of the bag, so that she can reach for some belongings easily. 





This bag is roomy. It has 5 organizational pockets: 2 water bottle, 1 large and 2 medium sized. I’ve used this one as a carry-on bag to Montreal and it fit a lot.



Here’s some detailed shots of the bag. It has all solid and antique brass hardware throughout. As usual, I like the bags that I make to be absolutely secure, so a full zipper closure is necessary.

The leather straps are Italian vegetable tanned. It ages beautifully and is very strong. The crossbody shoulder strap is adjustable and detachable from the bag.



Bag: 18.5″ W x 14″ H x 6″ D (47cm wide x 36cm high x 15cm deep)
Hand-held Strap: 4″ drop
Shoulder Strap: Adjusts from 33″ (84cm) to 44″ (112cm)



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.



This large size Utility Tote is only available through custom order. Please contact me at cathy[at] or through my Etsy Shop if you’re interested in a similar bag handmade for you.

The standard size Utility Totes are in stock in the shop. They ship in 2-3 business days.




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