Across the shoulder or held in hand, however you decide to carry this fantastic bag is up to you. Reversible: solid colored cotton canvas and railroad stripe fabric with 2 large pockets on each side. Reversible zipper closure. Removable cross body strap. Can be carried as tote or messenger. Machine wash cold with like colors, line dry, no bleach, warm iron.100% cotton. Measures 16 x 15 x 5 in. Made in USA.