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SEW LIKE A BOSS: Rule Bag Making with the Portsmith Tote

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Learn to sew a durable everyday tote made with rugged waxed canvas and timeless leather straps featuring a unique envelope bottom. Made by you bragging rights!


Price: $105
$60 + $45 Materials

This class is part 2 of the Sew Like a Boss Series. Take 1 class or all 3 for a $53 discount on the whole series!

This tote was designed with YOU in mind— It’s a completely beginner-friendly bag with an amazing pay-off. In just 2.5 hours, not only will you go home with a tote you made with your own two hands, you'll also learn indispensable bag sewing tips for handling heavy-weight fabric & learn how to attach leather handles!

Waxed Canvas Colors

Level: Absolute Beginner/Beginner
No prior sewing experience is required, but some is helpful.


Capacity. 11.5" H x 12.5" W x 5" D
- Quality Materials. Real leather straps
Durable. Waxed canvas is water resistant
Rugged. Built to withstand being loaded down with a laptop & school books.
- Flat square base ideal for carrying books and groceries. Extra reinforced base layer.
Beautifully Designed. Open top that’s easy to throw stuff in. Unique envelop base construction.

Skills Learned

- Sewing with heavyweight 8.25 oz waxed canvas on a home machine
- Sewing an envelope base
- Attaching leather straps with metal hardware
- Constructing a bag

Limited Edition Colors

Maker Kits & Materials

A Portsmith Tote Maker Kit is included in the price of class & has everything you need to make your beautiful bag! 
Choose from Black, Gray, Burgundy, Moss, Navy, Slate Blue, and Brush Brown.
You will have a chance to make fabric selections after you add the class to your cart. Leather & hardware choices will be made during class.

*Please Note: One of the allures of waxed canvas is it's ability to show wear & use. With more use, more creases appear in the canvas, and all the marks start to blend.

Additional Kits
 Lucky you! Students get wholesale pricing on extra kits purchased in class- only $45! Continue building your skills by making another tote for a friend, because you know they'll want one;) Discount code given in class.