A4 SHOULDERBAG

a4-shoulderbag

"An unobtrusive & roomy everyday shoulderbag."


This is my most straightforward shoulderbag that will comfortably fit A4 papers, magazines or a smaller laptop (like a MacBook Air).

As it is a simple design it is easier to sew and therefore not as expensive as some of the smaller more complicated styles.


A4 Shoulderbag - Das Rheingold (Yellow)

$165.00 - this is already made and can be posted straightaway : )

Created for Opera Australia's production of the Ring Cycle

This design evokes the themes of first opera and prelude in the Ring Cycle, Das Rheingold.

Both designs were created in collaboration with Michelle Mackintosh (a Melbourne based illustrator) and reimagine the artwork traditionally used for the operas backdrop, Walhalla by Max Brückner (1896).

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - G̦tterdÌ_mmerung (Red)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

Created for Opera Australia's production of the Ring Cycle

This design evokes the themes of fourth and final opera in Wagner's Ring Cycle; Götterdämmerung and it's tale of treachery and destruction.

Both designs were created in collaboration with Michelle Mackintosh (a Melbourne based illustrator) and reimagine the artwork traditionally used for the operas backdrop, Walhalla by Max Brückner (1896).

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Wrens (Ink Blue)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A screen printed fabric by Ink & Spindle.

Printed on an 100% hemp commercial weight upholstery base fabric, this design is the original version of the very popular wrens print.

As this fabric has a large repeat each product will be quite unique.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Superb Grevillea (Raspberry)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A screen printed fabric by Ink & Spindle

Printed on a heavy weight organic linen base fabric, this design is a large scale layered design.

As this design has a very large repeat, you will be able to select the panel before the product you've ordered is sewn.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Superb Grevillea (Charcoal)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A screen printed fabric by Ink & Spindle

Printed on a heavy weight organic cotton and hemp upholstery base fabric, this design is a large scale layered design.

As this design has a very large repeat, you will be able to select the panel before the product you've ordered is sewn.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Watercolour (Charcoal)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A screen printed fabric by Lara Cameron of Ink & Spindle.

Printed on an 100% organic linen base fabric, this design is a limited edition of this brand new design featuring overlaid pixelated greyscale stripes .

As this fabric has a large repeat each product will be quite unique.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Rough Rose (Burnt)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A screen printed design by Julie Paterson of Cloth, Sydney

Printed on 100% hemp upholstery base fabric, this vintage inspired design shows an oversize rose motif over an organic grid of loosely gridded lines.

As this design has a very large repeat, you will be able to select the panel before the product you've ordered is sewn.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Cyclist Tweed (Reflective)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A reflective tweed imported from Dashing Tweeds, UK

This is a unique fabric combining the understatement of traditional tweed with the performance of reflective 3M yarn.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Muddy (Group)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digitally printed design by Emma Kidd of Benconservato

Printed at mattt HQ on a heavyweight synthetic canvas.

This illustrative design shows a group of characters (possibly cats, horses, dogs or quite possibly a combination of these).

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Birch Forest (Marine)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digitally printed design by Lara Cameron of Ink & Spindle

Printed at mattt HQ on a heavyweight synthetic canvas.

This vertical pattern shows a subtle birch forest and bird design on a watercolour background.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Birch Forest (Smokey)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digitally printed design by Lara Cameron of Ink & Spindle

Printed at mattt HQ on a heavyweight synthetic canvas.

This vertical pattern shows a subtle birch forest and bird design on a watercolour background.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Birch Forest (Ochre)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digitally printed design by Lara Cameron of Ink & Spindle

Printed at mattt HQ on a heavyweight synthetic canvas.

This vertical pattern shows a subtle birch forest and bird design on a watercolour background.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Cuisenaire Blocks (Flat)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digital fabric created by scanning vintage cuisenaire rods.

Cuisenaire blocks (or rods) were originally used as an aid to teach mathematics in primary schools.

Further information about their inventor, Georges Cuisenaire and this fascinating object can be found in this wikipedia article.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Cuisenaire Blocks (Green)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digital fabric created by scanning vintage cuisenaire rods.

Cuisenaire blocks (or rods) were originally used as an aid to teach mathematics in primary schools.

Further information about their inventor, Georges Cuisenaire and this fascinating object can be found in this wikipedia article.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Cuisenaire Blocks (Square)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digital fabric created by scanning vintage cuisenaire rods.

Cuisenaire blocks (or rods) were originally used as an aid to teach mathematics in primary schools.

Further information about their inventor, Georges Cuisenaire and this fascinating object can be found in this wikipedia article.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Wollemi Pine (Charcoal)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A screen printed design by Julie Paterson of Cloth, Sydney

Printed on 100% hemp upholstery base fabric, this design was inspired by the discovery of the wollemi pine, a prehistoric plant only found in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, making it one of the world's rarest plants.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Stamen Map Melbourne (Colour)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A web generated design created by Stamen, San Francisco

This series of designs are digitally printed and have been generated using a combination of OpenStreetMap data and a watercolour effect developed by Stamen Design.

As they are opensource, web-generated designs it is possible to request a map of anywhere in the world you'd like. 

Map tiles by Stamen, under OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Stamen Map Melbourne (Greyscale)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A web generated design created by Stamen, San Francisco

This series of designs are digitally printed and have been generated using a combination of OpenStreetMap data and a watercolour effect developed by Stamen Design.

As they are opensource, web-generated designs it is possible to request a map of anywhere in the world you'd like. 

Map tiles by Stamen, under OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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A4 Shoulderbag - Yeah No (Colour)

$165.00 - this will need to be sewn (as one isn't currently made)

A digitally printed fabric by Sandra Eterovic.

This unique design was originally a hand knitted panel created by Sandra for a one-off vest.

It was then scanned and printed digitally at the mattt SHOP for the Etsy PopUp in Sydney in December 2013.

NB: As with all of my larger shoulderbags this bag has a removable strap, making it possible to change the colour of your strap etc.

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"I was emailing to say how happy I am with the quality and style of the bag! Even better than I expected! Thankyou so much!"

A4 Shoulderbag - Cuisenaire Blocks (Flat) - Jessica R



Seatbelt webbing
A removable 50mm wide seatbelt webbing strap is used on the bag. The anchor points for the strap are quadruple sewn into main seam.

Outside pocket edge binding
Both the top and bottom edges the outside pocket are reinforced to improve durability of these area.

YKK zippers
A heavy-duty #10 zipper is used for the main compartment while a #5 zipper is used for the inside pocket.

Flat base
This significantly increases capacity while also creating a much more comfortable profile for the bag.

Full width document pocket
This pocket is a great way to secure items such as magazines, books, ipods, headphones and such.

First internal pocket – mobile phone
A very handy pocket for a mobile phone (or pens, an ipod etc) is located just inside the main zipper. Will fit iPhone and other wider models.

Second internal pocket – zipper
Next to the mobile pocket is a recessed zipper pocket. This is great for passports, ipods and other bits and pieces.