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    Default Simple leather tote

    Since there wasn't any minimal leather totes out there that truly caught my eye, I decided to make one myself. I got the treated leather from a local leather supplier and altered some simple tote patterns to make this one. I'm still wondering whether or not I should "box the corners" of the bottom to give the bag more depth.









    The five-bar gate tally mark stitchings were created due to practical reasons (well, the first four bars were, added the fifth for looks) but shall stay as my signature mark from now on. :)

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    I really like it flux, and indeed you should box the corners.........
    the five bar signature is nice too
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    Amazing texture, indeed! Not fond of tote bags in general, but this may be the best one yet.

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    i love this. you did an incredible job.
    i've been wanting a black leather tote bag for a while now but keep putting off making it, i think maybe now's the time.
    i hear you on wondering whether or not to box the bottom. i have several totes i've gotten from shows that aren't boxed that i don't use nearly as much as this ksubi one i got that is. maybe you can make another and then you'll have two sick totes, each with a different look.

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    I'm still thinking whether or not to box the corners, so I guess I'll use it like this for awhile and see if it's necessary. Good points though, thanks everyone!

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    without the corners this one would be perfect for storing documents and other goodies that have this format!
    Keep it that way

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    Don't box them. It will add unnecessary detail.

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    yeah keep it, looks great! love the texture, good job

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    Wow!
    The leather looks really dope. I would say that you inspired me to try something like this by myself, but I'm afraid that I'm the biggest noob when it comes to things like stitching etc.

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    very nice. i love the blistered texture of the leather. definitely something i would love to use...
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    Thanks everyone! I've been wearing this around a lot and gotta say I'm very pleased now that I decided to make it. Haven't boxed the corners yet, no need so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nostromo View Post
    Wow!
    The leather looks really dope. I would say that you inspired me to try something like this by myself, but I'm afraid that I'm the biggest noob when it comes to things like stitching etc.
    I'm quite a noob myself (well apart from the classes we had to take in elementary and high school) but I learn more and more as I go. Simple leather tote like this isn't too hard to make. You just have to have the right tools: a good leather foot, needle for leather sewing, and strong yarn. Good luck!

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    Looks great as is, really awesome. The leather itself is what really made this that little bit more special than a regular tote.

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    Hey, can you make me one of those?








    Quote Originally Posted by flux View Post
    Since there wasn't any minimal leather totes out there that truly caught my eye, I decided to make one myself. I got the treated leather from a local leather supplier and altered some simple tote patterns to make this one. I'm still wondering whether or not I should "box the corners" of the bottom to give the bag more depth.









    The five-bar gate tally mark stitchings were created due to practical reasons (well, the first four bars were, added the fifth for looks) but shall stay as my signature mark from now on. :)

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    i've been looking all over for a tote like this and can't find one anywhere so i think i'm going to be forced to enlist someone to make me one.

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    Love the texture - how has the leather been treated?

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    looks great but are you aware the 5bar thing is kind of like the Undefeated logo? http://www.undefeated.com/
    probably not because they are just a dumb shoe store that used to be cool. They do drop one of the bars though....

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    Skin: We can discuss it..

    crtk001: If I have the energy and time, I could try to reproduce this for a wider audience, I have got a few requests from some other people already, so the idea is tempting.. Just have to check if there is still similar leather available.

    nadir: I'm not quite sure, but I believe it has some kind of waxing treatment on it and it feels a bit like suede. It's so smooth, almost like oiled. Maybe someone more expert than me could tell, I totally forgot to ask details about the leather from the retailer. I can go back there though and check.

    upsilonkng: No I didn't. I guess I'm not street enough haha. But really, darn it, I thought I was alone with this signature mark.

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    Really nice and simple bag im looking for forever.. Is anyone know some leather supplier i can get those kind of good leather in nyc??

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    Want to reiterate what was said in that this bag looks great! Very minimalistic and I like it without the boxed bottom.

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    Why I can't find a bag out there like this... It's so simple, yet the texture of the leather and the length of the bag just make it perfect.

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