This is the collection that started Teagarden Satchels and is defined by the use of a frame. We love purse frames here because they lend a real convenience and efficiency to the use of a bag. They stand open so we can easily see and reach in for our things. Then they shut quickly and securely.

Our satchels come in wee cross body sizes all the way up to large over-nighter/carry-ons.

New to our Classic Satchel Collection are 9" wide stainless steel frames. We're really excited about these because they're made right here in Sunny Southern Alberta.

Cross Body Satchel  a.k.a. 'That's One Big Bag'

This satchel came about from my need to carry all those small bags of Market Garden purchases in one large tote. The cross body strap relieves the strain of a one sided shoulder strap and left me hands free to squeeze the rutabaga.

It's a sizable bag, measuring between 16" -18" high and 19" wide. It's unlined, with two flat 11" high pockets on each side. As well as an adjustable cross body strap, there is a small handle on the top and a loop and toggle to close the bag top.

Note: also handy for carrying picnics supplies, Christmas gifts, school and work notebooks, and anytime parcels.


Mid Courier Satchels are meant for those days when you need to carry just a little more than the essentials. They will also accommodate your tablet and digital accessories, a mid sized book, files or documents.

Wha’ja mean ‘Petite Courier’?

These are small, efficient, multitasking little bags. They have 9 (count 'em NINE) pockets! The sides are simply folded in so they're slim when your satchel is holding fewer items, but if you really want to fill it up, the sides will swell outwards. And with the cross body strap, you’ll be hands free!

Here I have the most basic, easy to use satchel I could possibly create. I had in mind a satchel that would be perfect for your outdoor activities and/or daily dog walks. Of course, it's pretty nice looking so you could use it just about anytime and anywhere. I've used tough, hardy, water repellent, easy to clean outdoor/sports/awning fabrics. On one side, there are straps to accommodate a water bottle or umbrella.

The large zippered pocket on the flap is for quick access items like car or house keys. The front has an open pocket that could be a good place for your phone. The back has an open pocket (poo bags or hiking maps) and another zippered pocket! Lifting the flap, you'll find a zipper to securely close your satchel to keep your wallet and other valuables safe. Inside there are 2 open pockets made from the same fabric of the exterior, eliminating the need for a lining.

The shoulder strap can be extended into an easy to wear cross body. It's a soft, light weight satchel that will sit comfortably on your hip.

(Dog hydration bottle included in various colours)

The Mid Utility Satchel measures  10” x 10”  and about 5-6” deep.

My Petite Utility Satchel is 8" x 8" and about 2-3" deep.

Vintage Satchels. Some of you already know the story.
The frames on these satchels were found in the dark recesses of a Quebec warehouse by the new owner. No one knows when they were made but the estimate is 25-35 years ago. But there they were in their original packaging. And that's where Teagarden Satchels Inc came in. I've designed and created the satchel to go with 'Vintage' frames to complete their purpose in life.