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SANTA CRUZ POP-UP! Portsmith Tote Workshop at Harts Fabrics

  • Klum House Workshop 3808 N Williams Ave. Portland, OR (map)

A durable everyday tote made with rugged waxed canvas and timeless leather straps featuring a unique envelope bottom. Made by you bragging rights!


No prior sewing experience needed. 

Make a durable everyday tote with rugged waxed canvas and timeless leather straps. This beginner-friendly sewing workshop has an amazing pay-off. In just 3 hours, not only will you go home with a tote that you made, you'll also learn indispensable bag sewing tips for handling heavy-weight fabric & learn how to attach leather handles! All materials and instruction included.

Skills Learned

- How to thread a sewing machine
- Sewing with heavyweight 8.25 oz waxed canvas on a home machine.
- Sewing an envelope base
- Attaching metal hardware
- Sewing through multiple layers of thick fabric
- Attaching a base layer for reinforcement. 


Capacity. Dimensions 11.5" H x 12.5" W x 5" D
- Quality Materials. Real leather straps attached with strong metal brads. 
Durable. Waxed canvas exterior fabric is a naturally water resistant material.
Rugged. Built to withstand being loaded down with a laptop & school books.
- Flat square base ideal for carrying books and groceries. Extra reinforced base layer.
Beautifully Designed. Open top that’s easy to throw stuff in. Unique envelop base construction.

WeMake Celebrates


This year we explore Experiments in Process. 
Before there is ever success or failure, there are experiments.


WeMake Celebrates supports design-in-action with our third annual design conference on the process of making. Since 2011, we have showcased more than 600 makers and built a community to connect thousands of creative people.  Along the way, we have awarded more than $50,000 through WeMake Celebrates to fund arts and music education.