Once upon a time, there a stiff, boxy t-shirt. No one wanted to wear it because it was rough on the skin and was too stiff and sturdy. Then one day, a magical fairy came down and granted the t-shirt one wish. The t-shirt wished, "I wish I were useful and people liked me!" So the fairy waved her magic wand and granted the t-shirt's wish--she turned it into a tote bag.
This tote bag measures 13.5" by 15.5" (35 by 39.5 cm). The straps are 32"/81 cm all the way around (16"/40.5cm from top of bag to curve in strap). It is lined with thick canvas-like fabric and the strap is wired ribbon that I removed the wire from. There is also a line of black top stitching around the top.
The tote would be a perfect gift for an Iron Maiden fan (or yourself, if you're a fan yourself). It's very sturdy and will not rip or tear on you. I use a similar tote myself, and I am notorious for abusing my tote bags. : ) It will hold several pounds, and it plenty sturdy for anything you need to tote around.
Because it's made of cotton, care and washing for this tote is easy--it can just be thrown into the washing machine and the drier.