The Perfect Tote - your new favorite shopper, made by you.
With our DIY Box you can make this shopper yourself. Then you'll have a unique piece in your hands that no one else has! Choose your leather color and texture, lining color, metal accessories, and personalization options above. Embellish your shopper with a custom monogram, trapunto technique, or bag tag. Be sure to check out the variations in the next section to see how versatile the shopper is!
Realizable for beginners with a little patience, or for those who have already made one of our other DIY boxes!
The shopper is a super doable project, even if you've never worked with leather before. Glue the leather and lining together, attach the metal accessories, sew the pieces together and finish the edges. All these steps are explained in our downloadable step-by-step tutorial. In addition, there is information on the basics of leather processing: gluing, sewing & edge processing. These are explained in more detail on the first pages. And if you still don't have enough, our explanatory basic videos, to which you get access after purchasing the DIY Box, will also help you.
The techniques for making the shopper and our other products are the same! The only difference in making the shopper is that you should allow a little more time for edge finishing (long handles and top edge shopper opening), and that the first time you have to turn a completely sewn leather bag. However, this is not difficult, but simply requires a little courage and patience at the same time 🙂
The shopper has the following dimensions: 43cm width, 29cm height, 15cm depth (at the deepest point). The bottom of the shopper is 34cm wide and 14cm deep. The inside pocket is 26cm wide and 13cm high, but flat.
For orientation - it fits the following: A thin folder, laptops with size up to 35cm width, a large 1 liter water bottle, a cosmetic bag, a sweater, the matching pochette, as well as a few small items (wallet, sunglasses, make up, keys, cell phone). The Shopper is a real space miracle!
If you don't need so much space and prefer to carry the shopper in the bucket bag version, you can use one of three settings of the strap to reduce the size of the shopper. Then it has the following dimensions: 34cm width (limited by the size of the bag bottom - the opening is still about 28cm), 18cm depth and 29cm height.
Important: Leather is a natural product. Wrinkles or slight irregularities in the structure of the leather are part of the natural creation process and do not represent a quality defect or reason for complaint. Especially with such large pieces as the shopper, there may be irregularities within the leather cuts. For more information on how our leather is made and where it comes from, as well as on the selection of skins and processing of the leather at BAGS & PIECES, see here.