NEW Twig & Horn Crossbody Totes: Upgraded


Designed with the on-the-go knitter in mind, our Crossbody Project Totes fuse elegant details, high quality materials, and a utilitarian simplicity that make it a staff and customer favorite. 

But there is always room for improvement, right? We’ve taken our favorite tote and made it even better! Here are the changes we’ve made:

  • First, and most importantly, we found a fantastic cut/sew team that was every bit as excited as we were to hone and perfect every detail of this bag from the ground up. Our totes have always been top notch, but you’ll find them to be even more neatly sewn, sturdy, and hard-wearing than before.
  • Second, we upgraded the leather. We’ve gone through a few iterations of leather with our totes. At first, we used bison leather, which was supple and lovely, but we found that it shed and stretched slightly over time when the bag was loaded with heavy items. Then we switched to cow leather that was very similar in appearance, but shed less. But we found over time that it still wasn’t as rugged as we wanted. We finally found the exact leather we’d been looking for. Still soft to the touch and gorgeous, but indestructible. It also comes in a beautiful array of colors, opening up new opportunities for tote colorways. 
  • Third, we adjusted the pockets in the interior to make them more functional.
  • And finally, we upgraded some of the hardware in high-wear areas to ensure that the bags will be even more durable. 

As always, almost every piece of our Crossbody Project Totes is made in the USA, from the materials to the cutting and the sewing. We make them here because we believe in the excellent craftsmanship of American manufacturing, and we seek to play a part in keeping US-based manufacturing alive and well. 


Our redesigned Crossbody Project Totes cost more to make, and we have made the difficult decision to raise the price as a result. We think the improvements more than outweigh the slightly higher cost, and we think you’ll agree!  


11 comments


  • Ronni Lynn

    Have been wanting the black waxed canvas crossbody bag for what seems forever. Have communicated with Sydney (loveliest lady) in customer support quite a few times because for me the bag was almost perfect but without zipper closure. She gave me a heads up a few weeks ago that there would be a zipper closure bag coming and I waited for this bag to finally after so many customers commenting – finally listening and now I would have my bag and absolutely fine with the bag costing more because of it…..To my disappointment and dismay I found that instead of listening to all the comments they came out with the Travelers Bag with a zipper closure but nothing at all like the crossbody bag. Not in black, bag not at all the same, no shoulder straps and not in waxed canvas……Wow…Blew Me Away and no I did not order one. Some could say at $85.00 a bargain but hey on etsy and elsewhere a canvas bag with zipper could be had just about everywhere…..
    Me – so so so sad and so so so disappointed and threw up my hands and gave up.
    Hey, I really didn’t need another bag anyway, have many but had fallen in love with this one……Okay, Ronni – move on because I had asked Sydney to find out from the powers to be if for additional cost they would add a zipper to the bag but although she tried, it was a no go….and that was the end of that.
    Just a few moments ago I received an email saying that the waxed canvas crossbody bag was on sale (wow, that was a first and probably the last) and made the decision.
    Hit the click button without a moments hesitation for the black waxed canvas bag minus the zipper closure and when it arrives it will be on the top shelf of the closet waiting patiently for the local shoemaker, leather crafter, seamstress, to open up their businesses once again when it has been deemed safe due to covid and will take this bag, send this bag to any professional who feels they can add a zipper closure to the bag and somehow, some way I just know I will find someone who can do it and do it well with confidence and then I will finally have the perfect crossbody bag.
    Bought the bag in spite of the fact that Twig & Horn didn’t listen to anyone/everyone who posted and who would have posted but thought it futile….How many more bags would they have sold just by adding a zipper closure instead of adding a new canvas bag to the collection minus all that the crossbody bag had….., probably thousands and who knows perhaps some day they will listen but this morning this bag was 15% off and for that reason I bought the bag and will probably spend a fortune to add a simple zipper closure………
    Happy July 4th Holiday Everyone…….Stay Virus Free And Stay Safe Everyone
    Wear A Mask ………Wash Hands ………Watch Social Distancing…….


  • deborah

    Would purchase another if the crossbody had a zipper added across the top. The bag itself is very well made, but has no closure.


  • Pamela

    I love this bag – a friend has one and it ticks all the boxes that I’m looking for…except for one thing! I need a zipper, or some sort of closure for the top. Any bag I’ve ever purchased without a closure has been a disappointment. The first time everything spills out of the bag in the car when I stop marks the end of its life in my life. Please add a zipper option.


  • Jeanne

    All of the improvements sound solid and functional. Now to add a way to keep the contents from spilling when on the go and it will be perfect! Zipper or magnetic closure at the top? I will buy two when this much-needed improvement is available. Thanks for listening.


  • Ann

    Please let me know when the Crossbody Totes have a zippered closure at the top, and I will buy one.


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