The Rust + Indigo Reader


This bag is made to order and may take up to 2 weeks to ship. Very limited quantities. Please note – custom orders are not returnable. 

We wrangled a few yards of this amazing rusty coloured waxed canvas and made a few of our favourite Peg and Awl bags! The exterior pockets are finished with varying antique indigo and white fabric that perfectly compliments the rust. Scoop 'em up before they are gone!

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.

- Limited run of rust colored waxed canvas locally sourced
- Leather handles from deadstock to well-worn WWII gunsling
- Vintage fabric pocket lining made from indigo and white bedding from the early 1900’s
- Brass rivets
- Fits most iPads and other tablets
- 1 exterior pocket
- Minimally packaged with a letterpressed tag and string


Approximately 9 oz.


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