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MAKE IT YOURS: Simple Custom Tote - Sold Out

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Personalize The Portsmith Tote to make it yours! Customize the leather straps & chose from 1 of 3 pocket options for a truly unique bag fit for your lifestyle.


Price: $145
$85 + $60 Materials

Get an intro into bag-making design & construction in this beginner-friendly sewing workshop and leave with a sleek, utilitarian, custom-designed tote.

The first part of the workshop includes a design lab, where you'll design your tote pocket, straps, and other features. Then we'll cut our pockets & get to sewing! We'll finish by choosing our leather straps and hardware colors in classic Klum House fashion. 

Like our other workshops, we'll have your main Portsmith Tote fabrics cut & ready to sew. This ensures we all have enough time to finish our totes during class. For your custom pocket, you'll choose the color & cut it in class! You'll be prompted to choose your main & bottom tote colors during registration.


Choose one of three pocket configurations:
1) Exterior pockets spanning the width of the bag
2) Interior hanging pocket
3) Exterior patch pocket

Customize strap length & choose from two different strap options:
1) Tote straps
2) Cross-body strap
3) Choose length

Choose Colors of fabric, pockets, leather & hardware
1) Main tote color & bottom color (choose during registration)
2) Pocket fabric color
3) Leather & hardware colors
4) Optional magnetic snap closure

Limited Edition Colors

Sewing Level: Beginner
No prior sewing experience needed!

Skills Learned

- Bag design elements & process
- Cutting fabric
- Drafting a pocket
- Threading the sewing machine
- Attaching hardware
- Sewing pockets
- Sewing an envelope fold boxed corner


- Custom design by you!
- Choose your colors
- 10 oz waxed canvas exterior
- Real leather straps
- Metal Hardware & D-Ring for keys
- 11.5" H x 12.5" W (at bottom) x 5" D

Waxed Canvas Colors

Leather Strap Colors

Additional Details

Due to this being a custom-build class, students may choose to add additional custom hardware options like extra D-Rings or magnetic snap closure.  Payment for additional materials will be taken care of during class.

What To Expect

Part 1 -  Design lab discussion & customization choices, where you will get an intro to bag design.
Part 2 -  Cut your pocket
Part 3 -  Sew your bag
Part 4 - Put the finishing touches on your badass bag with custom hardware then voila! You have a chic do-it-all tote with "I made this!" bragging rights.

Additional Custom Portsmith Tote Maker Kits Available for Purchase at a student discount during class!

You will get the chance to buy an additional custom Portsmith Tote maker kit in order to make a unique custom Portsmith Bag that YOU designed again. As a gift to our students for being so awesome, kits are available for only $65! Details below.

Portsmith Maker Kit - $65

- Waxed Canvas main exterior fabric (cut)
- Waxed Canvas base exterior fabric (cut)
- Waxed Canvas pocket fabric
- (8) Metal Quick-set Rivets
- (2) Leather Straps or (1) Cross-body strap
- (1) D-Ring

A La Carte Materials

- Waxed Canvas Fat Quarter (18” x 30”): $12
- Waxed Canvas Fat Eight (18” x 15”): $8
- Metal Quick-set Rivet: $0.25/ea
- Leather Handles (16" x 3/4"): $14/pair
- Leather Cross-Body Strap (40"-45" x 1"): $15
- Leather Tote Straps (28" x 3/4"): $14/pair
- D-Ring: $0.50/ea
- O-Ring:  $0.50/ea
- Magnetic Snap: $1