Fremont Tote Maker Kit

Fremont Tote Maker Kit

from 140.00

All the ingredients you need to make this bag!

SKILL LEVEL: Confident Beginner

Light, durable, and secure, The Fremont Tote is your hardworking everyday waxed canvas bag with a durable zipper, lots of pockets, and strong leather handles secured with metal rivets. Carry it by the handles or go hands-free and sling it across your body. The off-white canvas lining enables you to see what’s in your bag with ease, while also providing structure.

  • All fabric is cut-to-size, marked, and ready to sew! We’ve paired rugged 8 - 10 oz waxed canvas with 12 oz off-white natural duck canvas lining.

  • We source our leather with comfort, durability, and style in mind. Leather straps are 5-7 oz. They come round end and hole punched for a professional look.

  • All hardware included, even extra rivets!

  • Physical instruction booklet, online resources page with video tutorials, and a full digital pattern included

Choose from one of our popular color combinations or pick custom colors at checkout.

Color Combo:
Add-On Drive Punches ( 3/32" + 3/16") : +$15:
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  • Instruction Booklet: Step-by-step and fully illustrated

  • Digital Pattern PDF: Print-at-home version and large format pattern

  • Access to password protected pattern resource page

  • Online Video Tutorials


  • (2) Exterior waxed canvas pieces

  • (2) Lining 12 oz off-white natural duck canvas pieces

  • (1) Exterior waxed canvas pocket

  • (1) Interior waxed canvas pocket


  • (2) Leather Handles: 14" x 3/4"

  • (2) Leather O-Ring Tabs: 6" x 3/4"

  • (1) Leather Cross-Body Strap: 45" x 1"

  • (1) Leather Zipper Pull: 4 1/2” x 1/4”

  • (9) Leather reinforcement washers: 5/8” diameter


  • (12) Medium Metal Rivets: 10 + 2 extra!

  • (2) O-Rings: 1"

  • (2) Chicago Screws: 1/4"

  • (1) D-Ring: 3/4"

  • (1) 14" Brass Zipper (non-separating)

  • (2) Small Metal Rivets

  • (1) Sew-in ‘I MADE THIS / KLUM HOUSE’ label


  • Dimensions: 10.5" high x 11" wide (at bottom) x 5" deep

  • Pockets: Two exterior and one interior

  • Metal zipper closure

  • Cross body strap

  • Water resistant waxed canvas exterior

  • 12 oz natural canvas liner

  • High quality reinforced leather handles

  • D-Ring to attach keys or bling!


SKILL LEVEL: Confident Beginner

  • Sewing multiple layers of heavy duty fabric

  • Attaching hardware & straps

  • Sewing zippers

  • Sewing a lining

  • Boxing corners

  • Various ways to set rivets properly

  • Installing a Chicago Screw

  • Conceptual elements of bag making


  • For setting Chicago Screws:
    - Drive punch (3/16”)
    - Flathead screw driver
    - Chicago Screw Tool
    - Locktite (Low strength)

  • For punching holes in fabric (choose one below):

    - Technique 1: Drive Punch, cutting board, and mallet
    - For rivet holes: Size #1 (3/32”)
    - For Chicago Screw holes: Size #6 (3/16”)
    - Technique 2: Rotary Leather Punch

  • For setting rivets (choose one below):
    - Technique 1: Hammer & hard surface —OR— Rivet Setter, hard surface, and mallet
    *suggested hard surfaces are metal anvil, stone, or concrete
    - Technique 2: Industrial Hand Press fitted with the correct dies

  • For bag sewing: Edge-stitch presser foot


Style Your Colors

We cut & prep everything for your Fremont Maker Kit, ready to sew! Use this gallery to help you choose your colors. We’ve included some of our favorite color combos to help you out!

Available in Black, Brown, and Tan
*The tan leather will soften & naturally patina over time.

Available in Brass, Antique Brass, and Black.
*We’ve tirelessly researched the best quality hardware out there! Sometimes the finishes will vary slightly, because the hardware is sourced from various places.



Waxed Canvas

In order to provide you with all the beautiful colors, we source from a few different mills. One of which is an original waxed canvas mill in Scotland.
—> Learn more about waxed canvas on our blog



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