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Limited Edition Maker Kits

We are very excited to introduce our first ever Limited Edition Oberlin Maker Kits featuring fabric from Amy Van Luijk’s new “Surface” collection for FIGO!

 
 
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Meet The Oberlin

The Oberlin is a sleek, stylish take on the classic market tote, featuring sturdy leather straps, a reinforced base, a magnetic snap closure, an interior zipper pocket, and four exterior pockets.

 

SKILL LEVEL: CONFIDENT BEGINNER / PRODUCTION TIME: 4–6 HOURS

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The Oberlin Tote in the World

 
 

Different Ways to Make

Do you prefer digital or paper patterns? Would you like to source your own hardware or leave that to us? Do you want to use our waxed canvas or source your own fabric? However you want to make, we’ve got you covered.

 
 
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“This project is full of all those lovely sewing treats I enjoy. Great instructions, a clean simple construction process that includes a few layers of work to keep it interesting and produce such a neat finish; lots of topstitching, a cool internal zipped pocket (very proud of the neat finish on that bit!), rivets securing those lovely leather handles. I love how neatly the pockets and seams all line up.”
— SARAH JOLLEY, @incompletestitches
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Make It Yours

Add features to your Oberlin with our new pattern expansions!

 

Oberlin Tote Online Class

Learn to make the Oberlin with Ellie, the bag’s designer,

from the comfort of your home sewing machine.

 

Online Class

Learn to make the Oberlin Tote with Ellie, the pattern designer! This class will help you build a solid foundation of bag-making skills. You’ll learn to work with heavy-duty materials like waxed canvas, leather, and metal hardware to make a professional-quality bag—all on your home sewing machine!

In-Person Workshops

Learn to make the Oberlin Tote at our Portland studio! These special edition workshops include both the lining and zipper closure expansions, and you can choose from one of our four limited edition color ways! It’s the ultimate Oberlin Tote making experience. (Sunday, Sept 22 OR Saturday, Oct 26)