Burgundy 'Faux' Leather & Grey Denim Reversible Jumbo Tote Bag
2 TOTES in 1 !
I really do love tote bags, I admit it. Take a look at my site, I make A LOT of different items so I am constantly hauling things to the post office, to the shipping space, to my design studio, etc.
I rely on these tote bags to help me get my work done.
One important lesson I have learned is that the bag itself can't be heavy. So I use midweight, soft-handed fabrics to construct the bags. I have some bags that just kill my shoulder because they are made of such heavyweight fabrics which don't necessarily make them stronger.
In the past, I have made a few smaller totes that are really cool, but this time I wanted to make some jumbo totes so you can lug your entire life around.
They are so F*CKING COOL and they are made right here in San Francisco! (I am really proud of these guys).
FIRST OF ALL, this tote is REVERSIBLE - you can choose what side works best for you. And this one is really split down the middle - some of my friends love the burgundy faux leather and some prefer the deep grey denim side. Me????? I can't decide! I need two!
This tote is composed of a two base materials: a burgundy faux leather & a dark grey denim. I looked high and low for the perfect leather substitute and I chose this one for a few reasons - the color, the weight and the hand-feel.
The burgundy material is structured but still soft & supple. It will be durable but not weigh you down & hurt your shoulder.
But the color - my god! There is a subtle degree of black marbling that just makes it look even richer (not to mention making it an even better companion to the contrasting dark grey denim).
SECONDLY, the bag is big but not overwhelming and it fits a TON of stuff. It is a great everyday bag or the perfect weekender too.
This bag measures 20" wide x 16" tall with a set of top handles that fit nicely over your shoulder.
For this set of bags, we added a 10" pocket with zip closure. It is an interior pocket if the burgundy side is facing outward. If I have the denim side exposed, I keep the pocket close to my body, it comes in REALLY handy.
This set of bags is also padded on the bottom for added structure and stability.
This bag won't do anything to cure my tote bag addiction.
Jumbo tote bag
I have the bag a 4 and not a 5 because it has no fastener at the top. I planned to use the bar for quick trips but I don’t want to put clothes and toiletries in a bag that I can’t close. Otherwise it’s a beautiful material.