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MAKE IT YOURS: Custom Fremont Tote

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Personalize The Fremont Tote to make it yours! Customize length, color & pocket options for a truly unique bag fit for your lifestyle.


Price: $210
$140 + $70 Materials

During this one-day intensive workshop, you'll get an opportunity to alter elements of The Fremont Tote design to fit your unique style. Choose to make the bag as it was designed or alter it to make it yours.

This superhero utility belt disguised as a sleek everyday bag features exterior pockets, zipper closure, interior pocket, and timeless leather straps— all customizable by you!

Standard Features

- 2 outside pockets & 1 inside pocket
- 10 oz waxed canvas exterior
- 12 oz natural canvas liner
- Real leather straps
- Metal Hardware & D-Ring for keys
- 10.5" Tall x 11" wide (at bottom) x 5" deep
- "I made this!" label

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
Some sewing experience is required.

Skills Learned

- Bag alteration process
- Sewing zippers
- Attaching hardware
- Sewing pockets
- Sewing liners
- Boxing corners

Customizable Elements

- Pocket sizes
-  Amount of pockets
- Strap lengths
- Amount of straps
- Closures
- Fabric colors & types
- Add adjustable element to cross-body strap
- Thinking about a customization not listed? Ask Ellie!


We cut and prep all your materials for your class MAKER KIT, ready for your arrival.
So let us know what colors you'd like!



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*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 Details

Due to this being a custom-build class, students may choose to add additional custom elements such as pockets, hardware & straps to their bag. Payment for additional materials will be taken care of after the design lab portion of class. All fabric plus custom leather straps and hardware are wholesale pricing!  

What To Expect

Part 1 - Customization discussion, where you'll get an overview of the custom design choices. Choose which elements you want to alter or make the bag as it was designed, then shop for additional materials if needed!
Part 1.5 - Lunch Break!
Part 2 - Dive into sewing your bag up
Part 3 - Put the finishing touches on your unique bag with leather & hardware then voila! You have a chic do-it-all tote with "I custom made this!" bragging rights.

Custom Fremont Maker Kits

You will get the chance to buy extra hardware, leather, and fabric during class at the Klum Shop in order to curate a unique kit for the custom Fremont Bag that YOU designed. If you want to make the Fremont bag exactly as we originally designed it, you don't need to purchase additional materials. As a gift to our students for being so awesome, all fabric plus custom leather straps and hardware are wholesale pricing! Details below.

Standard Maker Kit (Included in price of class) - $70

- Waxed Canvas exterior fabric (cut)
- 12oz Duck Canvas Liner (cut)
- (1) 14" Brass Zipper
- (12) Metal Quick-set Rivets
- (2) Chicago Screws
- (2) Leather Handles
- (1) Leather Cross-Body Strap
- (2) O-Rings
- (1) D-Ring
- (1) Leather Zipper Pull
- (1) Klum House Label

A La Carte Materials

- Waxed Canvas Fat Quarter (18” x 30”): $10
- Waxed Canvas Fat Eight (18” x 15”): $5
- 12oz Canvas Fat Quarter (18” x 30”): $6.50
- Brass Zipper (12"- 16"): $5
- Metal Quick-set Rivet: $0.25/ea
- Leather Handles (16" x 3/4"): $12/pair
- Leather Cross-Body Strap (40" x 1"): $12
- Leather Shoulder Straps (28" x 3/4"): $12/pair
- D-Ring (3/4"): $0.50/ea
- O-Ring (1"):  $0.50/ea
- Leather Zipper Pull: FREE

MAKE IT AGAIN... with a discount! 

Lucky you! Students get wholesale pricing on extra Fremont Maker Kits purchased in class- with a 40% discount! Continue building your skills by making another tote for a friend, because you know they'll want one;) Discount given on day of class only.