Sunday I decided it was time to finally make this. So I had him tell me the measurements that he wants this new tote to be, and took a look at how the one he's currently using is constructed. It's a pretty small little tote.
The dimensions he gave me were 10" wide, 7" deep and 6.5" tall. He wanted a pocket on the front for his napkins and utensils.
The fabric he chose was this black and gray houndstooth - very manly!
Along with the strap that I reclaimed from the old lunch tote, I put a webbing handle across the top.
The zipper around the top and for the pocket are the larger pull ones - easier to get it open.
Here you can also see the webbing pocket on the front
I wanted to make sure the base was sturdy, so before I put the lining in, I spray glued a piece of foam to the bottom.
He carried it to work for the first time yesterday and had lots of interest from his coworkers. So hopefully I get some orders for these.
I can adjust the size as needed and can use fabrics of your selection.