Oberlin Tote Waxed Canvas Maker Kit

Oberlin Tote Waxed Canvas Maker Kit

from 110.00

Classic tote boasting an inside zipper pocket and magnetic closure. Made by you bragging rights.

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If there’s one bag you’ll want to use, it’s this stylish + rugged versatile take on the classic market tote. 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? Whatever you need, to carry, this tote is a versatile and essential accessory for any lifestyle. Your tote will be made of durable of 8.25 oz waxed canvas and leather handles with metal brads.

Skills Learned

Sewing with heavy-weight fabrics such as waxed canvas, working with hardware, sewing zippers, constructing an inside hanging pocket, french seams, attaching a magnetic snap, sewing through multiple layers of thick fabric

Kit Ingredients

- High Quality 10-12oz waxed canvas fabric: Naturally water resistant material —  cut, marked, and prepped for bag construction

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

- Two 28" x 3/4" leather straps. *Vegetable tanned leather will naturally darken over time with use and patina to a beautiful dark brown.

- 8" brass zipper
- Antique brass magnetic purse snap
- Eight sets of quick-set metal brads for strap attachment
- Klum House Label
- Step-by-step illustrated instruction booklet with video tutorials
- Pattern download link & password to access resources page

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Online Companion Class on Skillshare.com

This series of short videos taught by Ellie Lum walks you through every step of making the Oberlin Tote as well as a thorough introduction to your sewing machine, including how to thread a machine, how tension works, and winding the bobbin.




- Workshops: Live in the Portland area or traveling through? Come visit us at Klum House and take an Oberlin Tote workshop from the designer herself! Check out our workshop listing for upcoming dates.

- Buy Pattern + Instructions Separately:  available as a PDF download or printed