French Market Tote

Snaps down for everyday use, opens up to supersize for market or carry-on.
ID French Market Tote in Cream Canvas - Front View Closed
French Market Tote ~ Cream (0120)
A stylish and functional tote bag made from heavy 11oz cotton canvas in a natural Cream color, with full grain leather straps, antique brass hardware, two full-size exterior pockets and one inner slip pocket.
The interior of the bag is sewn with French seams for a finished look that is elegant and durable.
The bottom panel features a double layer of canvas for added strength.

The top of the bag is convertible: it can be "snapped down" to a smaller size for everyday carry, or opened up to full-size for market trips or carry-on.

This is my third series of Cream Canvas totes. Not every customer prefers a stain resistance treatment, therefore I do not treat these bags. But I can say from experience that a Scotchgard® treatment is very easy to do and will preserve the new look of the bag for a much longer period of time. Just mask-off the leather at the attachment points and follow the instructions on the can to apply 2 coats of spray to the exterior canvas. Works great!

This bag can be laundered by tying it inside a white pillow case and machine-washing in warm water with mild detergent. Smooth out wrinkles and hang to dry. Then press with a steam iron to finish.
I have provided photos of the bag after being laundered and again after pressing.
Condition the leather with saddle soap or leather balm after every 2nd washing.

Bottom panel - 16" x 5".
Bag height is 14". The mouth is 10" wide when collapsed, and 20" wide when unsnapped.
Handle drop is 10".

Handmade in Oregon, USA; sewn with Tex100 Gutermann industrial poly thread, built to last!