This large leather tote bag with a butterfly applique on the pocket measures about 16" wide (near the bottom) x 14" high x 3.5". It has a large (full width) inside pocket. The one pictured at the top has longer straps (30") than I often make them (18"). I will make the straps any length you'd like. Most all of these pictures are clickable for larger views.
The cost of a large leather tote bag, with the butterfly applique, like the one pictured at the top of this page is $260.00. The cost of one without the butterfly applique is $240.00.
Check out these links to other braided leather things that I've made and read my guest book to see what others have said about the things they have purchased from me.
These thumbnails can be clicked to see a larger view.
Below are two of these large tote bags made with a more elaborate braid on the body and pockets. They do have the large inside pockets mentioned above. A circle applique was braided on the outside pocket of the one on the left. The tote on the right has similar pockets on the front and back. Both of these images are clickable for larger views.
Here is another design/style of what I call my small leather tote bag. Click on it for more/larger views and descriptions of it and others that I've made. Some also have the braided leather straps.
Here are some made using a series of patches. The two pictures on the left are front and back views of the same bag. The one on the right was made with fewer patches.
After receiving the bag above the owner wrote:
The package was at my house when I came home last night. The tote is absolutely PERFECT!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love the bag!! Everything about it is perfect -- the size, compartments, shape, straps, and most importantly the beautiful braiding and craftmanship! I can't imagine ever using another bag (unless of course I'm lucky enough to get another one in a different color!). THANK YOU so much for all your time and patience working with me to create a truly gorgeous customized bag! I am on cloud nine right now (yes, a bag can do that for a woman!). Again, thank you so much for everything!! Wendy
This tote bag was built without it tapering toward the top - same for the pocket on the front of it. The straps are braided with eight strands and so, it has eight tassels on each of the ends. It also has a full width pocket on the inside back of it.