Oberlin Tote Printed Pattern

Oberlin Tote Printed Pattern


Venture into the world of custom-made bags with this OBERLIN Tote Bag pattern + instructions. Ellie Lum, a bag designer/maker of 18+ years will guide you through the design/make process in these step-by-step instructions as you take your basic sewing knowledge and put it to use learning how to create your own market tote bag.

Need an everyday bag with the capacity to carry your essentials plus more around town? Or a rugged tote built to withstand being loaded down with a laptop & school books? Or a fancy tote that compliments a date outfit, but has the capacity to carry all your layers on these chilly Fall evenings?

Whatever you dream up, make it a reality with these easy-to-follow PDF instructions. The possibilities are at your fingertips to design & make the perfect market tote bag for your needs & lifestyle.


Skill Level: Beginner, little to no sewing experience necessary

- 50+ pages of detailed illustrated instructions + printable pattern


"I love your Oberlin tote bag and pattern. I think your pattern is so very well written ... one of the best ever! Your instructions are complete, understandable and the construction is so clever. What a pleasure to make the tote bag ... thank you!" 
—Pam Raby, Loved To Pieces Quilting Shop


- Full Oberlin Sewing Maker Kit available in our shop here.

- Oberlin Tote Finishing Kit available here.

- Leather handles (pre hole punched and ready for attachment) with metal brads available from our shop here.

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Oberlin Classes

Online Skillshare companion class only $0.99! Intro To Sewing: Custom Leather + Canvas Tote Bag  And Machine 101. Register here!

Live in the Portland, OR area or planning a trip here? Learn to make this tote in a class at the Klum House Workshop in our LEARN TO SEW: Oberlin Tote Bag class.


Planning on making to sell? Please purchase our Limited Commercial License To Sell.