Utility Satchel


Designer: Ruth Pullan

The bag is unlined for maximum durability and inside features a little D ring stitched into the back left seam of the bag where a handy little key fob (which is included free with the bag) can be attached.

As with all my bags, the vegetable tanned leather is hand dyed and finished with a blend of oils, beeswax and fats. The pattern pieces are cut and then stitched by hand with waxed linen thread using the two needle method used in bridlework and saddlery which ensures a strong and durable structure to the bag. The edges are burnished for a water-resistant finish. The solid brass hardware is cast in Walsall at one of the last remaining buckle foundries in the UK.


Width 20cm Height 23cm Depth 5cm

Black, Yellow, Coral Red, Natural

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Ruth Pullan makes handstitched leathergoods from British hand dyed vegetable tanned leather from her workshop in Ilkley.

Ruth explains… ”

A satisfying realisation came soon after a leatherwork course at the Cumbria School of Saddlery a few years ago that leather was the medium I wanted to work in. It’s a slow, thoughtful, almost meditative process, quietly stitching away in my workshop, without the hum of machines and the cursing that comes with them.

I take great care in choosing the materials for my products and try to keep the designs as pared down as possible to allow the quality of materials and finish to stand out. The leather I use is vegetable tanned leather, traditionally pit-tanned in Bristol which I then hand dye to the shade required. I then condition the leather with my own blend of fats and oils to create a beautiful sheen to the leather. The pieces are cut by hand using a saddler’s knife and then stitched by hand using the two needle method using waxed linen thread, a traditional way of manufacturing leathergoods and one which stands the test of time. The brass hardware I use is sand cast in Walsall at the last remaining buckle foundry in the United Kingdom.”