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A durable everyday tote made with rugged waxed canvas & leather straps featuring a unique envelope bottom.


Materials & Features

Waxed Canvas, Leather & Metal Hardware



Dimensions 11.5" H x 12.5" W x 5" D 

Waxed canvas exterior fabric is a naturally water resistant material.

Built to withstand being loaded down with a laptop & school books.

Quality Materials. 
Real leather straps attached with strong metal brads.

Extra reinforced base layer. 
Flat square base ideal for carrying books and groceries.

Beautifully Designed.
Open top thatโ€™s easy to throw stuff in. Unique envelop base construction.


Waxed Canvas. 8.25 oz waxed canvas exterior fabric. Naturally water resistant material โ€”  perfect for your outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest. Choose from Black, Gray, Burgundy, Field Tan, Brush Brown, Olive, Navy & Slate Blue.

* One of the allures of waxed canvas is it's ability to show wear & use. With more use, more creases appear in the canvas, and all the marks start to blend together.


Leather Straps. 28" x 3/4" 6/7 oz leather. Hole punched & ready for attachment. Vegetable tanned leather will naturally darken over time with use and patina to a beautiful dark brown. Choose from black, brown or tan.

Metal Hardware. Quick-set rivets for strap attachment. Hardware choices: Brass, Antique Brass, Black, and Silver.



Fun & Easy sewing for novice stitchers!

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Create handcrafted goods with "I made this!" bragging rights!

A Portsmith Maker Kit priced at 50% off is included in your registration fee & has everything you need to make your beautiful bag! 

Skills Learned

- Get an introduction to the sewing machine & get more comfortable using this awesome too!
- Learn how to sew with waxed canvas
- Learn how to work with hardware to attach leather straps
- Build confidence sewing

What to Expect

- Leave with a finished product
- Create a quality bag in 3 hours or less
- Kit & materials included in registration fee
- No sewing experience required
- All sewing machines & tools provided. Just bring yourself!

Shop Portsmith

Patterns, Maker Kits & Ready-Made

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Pattern - $10

Combines rugged function with sleek style in easy-to-follow illustrated instructions. Simple construction & minimal tools make this the perfect bag for a beginning stitcher.

Maker Kit - $90

Includes everything you need to make the Portsmith Waxed Canvas & Leather Tote at home. All fabric & leather is pre-cut, marked, and ready to use!

Ready Made - $100

Buy this bag lovingly made by us in our Portland, OR industrial sewing studio. Choose from a variety of fabric , leather & metal colors to create a custom tote!

Youโ€™ll be sewing like a boss in no time!

Thank you so much Ellie! We really had an amazing time. All intimidation melted away within minutes of your instruction. You're an awesome and inspirational teacher. "
- D&L, novice stitchers