The Oberlin Tote is Getting a Refresh!


Hi friends,

If you've visited our online shop recently, you may have noticed that our Oberlin Tote product line is currently "Out of Stock." That's because we're in the process of giving this pattern a little design refresh before its next printing. The Oberlin will be back later this summer and better than ever!

The Oberlin Tote was our very first sewing pattern. It helped launch Klum House from a small, home-based sewing workshop to a nation-wide pattern and kit line with big dreams of sharing our love of bag making with a wider audience. It's also just a rad tote—sturdy, stylish, and full of function, with exterior pockets that are perfect for personalizing with your own favorite fabric!


We’ve come a long way we first launched the Oberlin Tote pattern, adding four more patterns to our collection and learning tons along the way. With each new pattern, we set the bar for ourselves even higher! Now it’s time to revisit this old favorite, the pattern that started it all, and give it the ultimate KH treatment.

The basic design of the Oberlin is not changing. If you’ve made this pattern before, your bag will look no different from those made with the updated pattern. (You can also access all of the new digital pattern files on the original Oberlin Resources Webpage as soon as it launches!) The new pattern will, however, be infused with more robust leather and hardware tips, updated diagrams, easy-to-read typography, and an overall design refresh that is in keeping with our newer patterns.


We’ll have more info about the Oberlin pattern refresh in the coming weeks (including a couple of fun surprises you're not going to want to miss!). In the meantime, be sure to sign up for the waitlist to be the first to hear when it's back in stock and receive a secret Oberlin coupon code!