satchels

small everyday to very large luggage style satchels, all made from best british leather, sourced from a small family run

tannery in the west midlands. the satchels are both practical and stylish and are a contemporary take on a traditional classic. finished with limited edition brass or chrome plated feature buckles, all have an adjustable shoulder strap

and can benefit from additions such as ticket and phone pockets, dividers, handles, key fobs and initials to make the piece unique.

axel giant satchel

this satchel was inspired by the need to create a much larger version of the A4 satchels I had already been making. I was asked to come up with something that would be large and protective enough to take a laptop and document folders, and that could be taken on the daily train commute but would look smart enough to be taken in business meetings and courtrooms.

 

large, practical satchel that can be put to brilliant use as a twist on a traditional briefcase or a weekend bag big enough to take all you need to get away for a couple of days. single source, british saddlery grade leather gives the bag strength and durability and will protect laptops, tablets etc. featuring the signature catherine edwards oversized buckle, an adjustable shoulder strap, a shoulder protector and the option of adding a practical top handle.

 

- measures 33cm(h)  x 39cm(w) x 14cm(d)

- sedgewick's 3mm saddlery leather

- solid brass/chrome plated buckles

- irish linen thread

- beeswax

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£300.00

  • 2 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1

axel baby

this lovely satchel is probably the most versatile and widely appealing of all the satchels, simply because it is so practical and versatile. baby is A4 so its big enough to take documents, small laptops and tablets as well as all of the daily necessities. made from single source british vegetable tanned leather and english forged buckles in solid brass or chrome. the leather mellows and gains character as it ages developing a deep natural lustre.

 

- 28cm(h) x 34cm(w) x 8cm(d)

- quality british vegetable tanned leather

- linen thread

- brass or chrome buckles and rivets

 

part of the ever popular range of axel satchels, baby was the answer to a request for a slightly more versatile take on its big sister, axel giant. each panel is handcut, handstitched and hand finished using a sound combination of traditional saddles tools and techniques.

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£180.00

  • 2 kg
  • available
  • ships in 3-6 weeks1

axel tiny satchel

sometimes you just need a bag that you can take anywhere, just sling it over your shoulder as you run around town, or team it with a matching briefcase for a more formal look. looking at the pieces of my original collection I realised that there was a need for a smaller satchel, but one just as stylish and practical as its bigger relatives. I quite often use contrasting coloured panels when I make axel tiny to give it a sense of originality

 

best british bridle leather and solid brass combine to create a new twist on a classic shape, axel tiny is a neat, practical satchel for everyday use, big enough to pop a tablet or a kindle inside along with your everyday essentials. with an adjustable strap for wearing across your body, a ticket pocket and the option of adding initials to personalise (please add up to 2 initials in the order notes section)

 

- meaures 21.5cm(h) x 25.5cm(w) x 10cm(d)

- sedgewick's 3mm saddlery leather

- solid brass/chrome plated buckles

- irish linen thread

- beeswax

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£170.00

  • 1 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1

platform satchel

the original platform satchel was made for an exhibition I had at the platform gallery, clitheroe. they wanted an original shape to sit alongside my more standard work, after trying several variations  I decided to to play with the angles and change the dynamic from landscape to portrait. that was around 2010, and platform has been a best seller ever since.

 

a different twist on the traditional satchel, angled sides taper up to the top of the bag. still sleek enough to use on a formal occasion, with enough room for everything you need, but can happily be dressed down for more a casual look. handstitched and finished with a large chrome or brass buckle.

 

- 32cm(h) x 23cm(w) x 10cm(d) approx

- sedgewicks british bridle leather

- brass buckles and fittings

- irish linen thread

- beeswax

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£180.00

  • 2 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1

toldbol satchel

I had been experimenting with sewing curves, which is technically quite challenging in leather of this weight. it requires some degree of skill to not only stitch around the curve by hand but even making the stitch holes is tricky. at around the same time, I'd been asked to create a range of bags that were slightly less formal than my classic satchels but where smart enough to take anywhere, so the two strands naturally came together to produce the toldbol saddlebag.

 

smart, contemporary twist on a classic saddle bag shape. features the signature oversized chrome or brass buckle with adjustable shoulder strap and front ticket pocket. made from single source british saddlery leather and available in four sizes.

 

- 28cm(h) x 28cm(w) x 9cm(d)

- sedgwick's 3mm saddlery leather

- solid brass/chrome plated buckles

- irish linen thread

- beeswax

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£135.00

  • 1 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1

toldbol giant saddle bag

luxurious, british vegetable tanned leather saddle bag, handstitched, and hand cut in the workshop. big enough to use as a weekend or cabin bag, but stylish enough to take you anywhere. the leather will mellow as it ages to give a beautiful deep shine, and the toldbol signature curve gives the bag distinctive styling. shoulder strap and top handle give you a choice of carrying options. can be matched to luggage labels.

 

- 36cm(h) x 41cm(w) x 17cm(d)

- quality british vegetable tanned leather

- solid brass or chrome buckles

- linen thread

- brass or chrome rivets

 

I had been making pieces of luggage as one off commissions for customers for years, but I wanted to incorporate a decidedly different piece into my permanent collection. as I was developing the toldbol saddle bag range at that time, it seemed like a natural progression to take the distinctive curved shape as inspiration.

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£295.00

  • 5 kg
  • available
  • ships in 3-6 weeks1

toldbol small saddle bag

one of the most popular bags in the entire collection. brilliantly versatile, it will take you from that formal meeting to a casual lunch with friends and everything in between. big enough to take all the things you absolutely need in a bag, but not so big it weighs you down. smooth curves and large buckle styling gives you the Catherine Edwards look.

 

- 22cm(h) x 23cm(w) x 10cm(d)

- quality british leather

- linen thread

- brass or chrome buckles

 

as I was creating the toldbol range, I realised that the bags that I had created were all on the large side. I needed a more practical version that would suit most lifestyles, so small saddle was created!

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order

 

£155.00

  • 1 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1

telescope

classic curved top design and hidden magnetic clasps give telescope a clean, elegant look. fits neatly under the arm, or with the extra length strap will sit happily accross your body. great for everyday use with enough room for all your essentials.

 

- 14.5cm(h) x 30.5cm(w) x 10cm(d)

- quality british leather

- chrome or brass buckle

- chrome or brass magnetic clasp

- linen thread

 

telescope was a kind of happy accident, I had made a sort of travelling watch box for a customer, they loved the shape but it didn't work as a watch box. so many people had commented on it during the making process that I decided to convert it to a bag, and it has become one of the most popular pieces in the collection. elescope is made from a single piece of leather, cut and scored so that it can be folded to stitch, this not only makes it very robust, but also gives it gently curved sides. strap and buckle are added then edged and finished. telescope has a padded suede interior.

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£140.00

  • 1 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1

axel post

practical and neat, axel post is perfect for work, but also brilliant for days out and adventures. with it's extra long strap it tucks neatly behind your back leaving your hands free, and you can depend on the oversized buckle to keep all of your possessions safe. the ticket pocket on the front keeps any extras handy too . as with all the Catherine Edwards satchels, post is hand cut and handstitched from the finest british bridle leather from a single source tannery in the west midlands, giving the satchel a deep beautiful lustre over time.

 

- 27cm(h) x 25cm(w) x 8cm(d)

- quality british single source bridle leather

- linen thread

- beeswax

- solid brass or chrome fittings and buckles

 

axel was another variation on the satchel theme, it started life longer than it was wide, a shape I still like, but practically it was more tricky to retrieve small things from it's depths, a squarer version simply made life easier. it got its name from the american leather bags used by the mail service to store and deliver letters until the 1950'5.

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£160.00

  • 2 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1

axel dolly

small and neat, axel dolly fits happily under you arm, or swing it over your shoulder for a hands free option. luxurious british single source leather will mellow and gain character and solid brass oversized buckles give dolly a playful look. tiny but still practical, dolly is big enough to take all of your essentials without weighing you down.

 

- 20cm(h) x 21cm(w) x 7cm(d)

- quality british vegetable tanned leather

- linen thread

- brass or chrome buckles and rivets

 

I  wanted to make a little, zippy version of the larger satchels in the collection. I kept the big buckle instead  of scaling it down to give the bag a quirky twist. each panel is hand cut, handstitched and hand finished using traditional saddlers tools and techniques. each bag has been waxed and polished to render them waterproof and hardwearing.

 

please indicate your colour choice in the notes area when placing your order.

 

£135.00

  • 1 kg
  • available
  • ships within 3 weeks1