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Inspired by my “Weekly Readers” book club tote that served as my bag for many years, this small tote is perfect for a few essentials and will leave you unburdened, especially if you are the type who loathes a weighty carryall. Perfect for books, iPads, e-readers, &c.

Constructed waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used in sportswear and apparel because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability.

- 15 oz. waxed duck canvas (19 oz. with wax)
- Leather handles from deadstock to well-worn WWII gunsling
- Vintage fabric pocket lining varies from bag to bag
- Brass rivets
- Fits most iPads and other tablets
- 1 exterior pocket
- 5 canvas colours available
- Minimally packaged with a letterpressed tag and string

WEIGHT:

Approximately 9 oz.

MEASUREMENTS:

Body:
Inches: 11″ tall by 10.5″ wide
Metric: 27.9 cm tall by 26.7 cm wide

Shoulder Strap:
Inches: Approximately 21″ long, 10″ handle drop
Metric: Approximately 53.5 cm long, 25.5 cm handle drop

External Pocket:
Inches: 7.5″ wide by 5.5″ tall
Metric: 19 cm wide by 14 cm tall

Also available in:
Coal: www.etsy.com/listing/102725551
Moss: www.etsy.com/listing/192704439
Spice: www.etsy.com/listing/117254982
Truffle: www.etsy.com/listing/91601471

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MADE IN THE USA

Frequently asked questions about PegandAwl

We are a husband and wife with a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna. Our work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, long-lasting treasures. We used to make them for ourselves and now we make them for everyone.
We guarantee our products to be free of defects in the materials or craftsmanship. We will be happy to replace any defective products. Wear from normal usage is not included in this guarantee. We believe firmly in creating enduring products whose lifespan can be lengthened by repair. Many of the materials in our products have already seen at least one lifetime of use, and have accumulated stories which are now proudly displayed in the blemishes on our objects. Each further crack, dent, &c. accumulated throughout each object’s new life – and the patches applied thereto – are further stories to proudly display. To contact us about repairs, please send us a message.
We do our best to maintain an inventory of each object. However, we hand-make all of our products in our Philadelphia workshoppe. If your product is not in stock when you order, it may take up to 10 days to ship – we have to make it! Orders shipped to the contiguous U.S. typically take 2 days to a week arrive.

If you would like to expedite your order please send us a message before placing your order. Since our products are made by hand, we would need to verify that we have your item in stock in order to ensure it will arrive in time.
Making size or style alterations to bags is a very complicated process and we do not offer this service.
Fabric
We use 15 oz. waxed duck canvas (19 oz. with wax) for most of our bags. Waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability.

Wood
Our wood products are made from wither reclaimed wood from old-growth trees, or new wood sourced from sustainable forests.

Leather
The bits of leather that cover our books are gathered willy-nilly from farms, flea markets and shoppes across the world. Leather straps and handles on our bags are WWII-era military-issue gun slings ranging from well-worn to deadstock.

Metal
We use only sterling silver and 14K gold. Our bronze is an alloy that we have matched closely to the color of gold.
The dimensions of all of our bags are listed at the bottom of each bag’s Etsy page.
You can order a longer strap by searching in our Etsy shoppe and adding the Longer Leather Strap for Tote, Finch or Hunter item to your order.
Link: www.etsy.com/listing/180196137

If you would like additional holes in your strap, please include the number and placement in your order notes.
Bags
Waxed canvas like leather does not require full cleaning and should not be machine washed, machine dried, or dry cleaned. If necessary, spot clean your waxed canvas with cold water using a sponge or gentle brush. Store in a dry place to prevent mold and mildew. Waxed canvas will better with age, but will need to be re-waxed in time. We recommend using Martexin Wax.

Kitchen Objects
Our kitchen objects are finished with Bartram Wood Balm, a natural balm that restores and preserves wood. We recommend that kitchen objects be refinished with Bartram Wood Balm when they start to get dull and look worn. Hand wash kitchen objects in hot water to clean. Do not let stand in water. Bartram Wood Balm is available for purchase in our Etsy shoppe.
Bags can be ordered with a leather monogram by searching for “Custom Monogramming for Waxed Canvas” in our Etsy shoppe and adding that listing to your order.
Link: www.etsy.com/listing/483654892

Most wood products can be personalized with engraving. Search for the “Add Custom Engraving” listing in our shoppe and add it to your order.
Link: www.etsy.com/listing/289931973
The best way to find your ring size is to go to a physical jewelry store and get measured. You can also search online for a ring sizing guide. We will resize rings for free once (buyer is responsible for return shipping to our workshoppe). Any additional re-sizings can be done for a small fee. Please contact us for resizing information.

The Reader Bag in Slate, Waxed Canvas Tote Bag, Waxed Canvas Reader, Shoulder Bag, Handbag, Purse, Waxed Canvas Book Bag, Makers Bag, Tote

$84.00

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Blue
  • Secondary color: Gray
  • Holiday: Mother's Day
  • Occasion: Back to school
  • Materials: waxed canvas, antique leather, brass, cotton, love
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 3350 reviews
  • Favorited by: 424 people

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