The Santa Barbara bag took me the larger part of the last week to create, and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I knew I wanted to do something different with this bag, so I opted for a flap top with a handmade faux button and a magnetic metal snap clasp. It's a small change from the usual open top tote design and a choice that makes it both more unique and practical. The button on this bag is handmade by my husband using Peruvian walnut, so there is extra time spent on this burlap tote to make it one of a kind. Only handmade items like our Santa Barbara bag and our other burlap products offer that personal touch and story that cannot be found in mass manufactured goods.
Similar to our Pergamino tote bag, I designed this bag to be all about the exterior burlap print. The accent colors used in the authentic print are vibrant against the light tan burlap, and the Santa Barbara text is a bold black which is the main focus on the backside. The bottom of this burlap bag is a chocolate brown faux leather with a cream top-stitching detail, which matches the light and dark contrast going on with the burlap sack print.
Inside the bag is one slide pocket in a soft, solid cream colored fabric, a specific choice I made to keep from having a lining fabric that overpowered the beautiful printed burlap. I wanted this bag to be all about the burlap. It's truly a statement bag!
You can find the Santa Barbara tote bag in our Etsy shop now. Also, remember to visit our Reduced Bag section in our shop to see what recent sales we have going on our other burlap bag designs!
I hope you're having a great week and enjoying the second official week of summer!