The Oberlin Tote - Classic Waxed Canvas and Leather Market Tote

Ellie Lum, Sewing Instructor, Bag Maker, Klum House

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23 Lessons (2h 7m)
    • 1. INTRODUCTION

      2:08
    • 2. MATERIALS

      2:23
    • 3. TOOLS

      3:17
    • 4. GETTING STARTED: FABRIC

      4:33
    • 5. PREPPING LEATHER FOR BAGS

      4:16
    • 6. PREPARE EXTERIOR POCKETS

      4:03
    • 7. ATTACH EXTERIOR POCKETS

      7:07
    • 8. PREPARE + ATTACH BASE LAYER

      3:00
    • 9. BASTE POCKETS + BASE

      3:58
    • 10. PREPARE TOTE HEMS

      1:45
    • 11. INSTALL MAGNETIC SNAP

      3:32
    • 12. SEW INTERIOR POCKET

      12:45
    • 13. SEW THE TOTE HEM

      5:00
    • 14. SEW THE BAG TOGETHER

      6:12
    • 15. CONSTRUCT BOXED CORNERS

      9:51
    • 16. ATTACH LEATHER STRAPS

      12:28
    • 17. CONCLUSION

      0:46
    • 18. SUPPLEMENTAL: Design Lab

      2:48
    • 19. SUPPLEMENTAL: Pattern Drafting + Cutting Fabric

      6:37
    • 20. SUPPLEMENTAL: Style B: Construct Fabric Handles

      10:16
    • 21. SUPPLEMENTAL: Machine Basics: Overview

      7:25
    • 22. SUPPLEMENTAL: Machine Basics: Understanding Threading + Bobbin

      6:05
    • 23. SUPPLEMENTAL: Machine Basics: Sewing Techniques

      6:35
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About This Class

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Welcome to our new Oberlin Tote Online Class! We're so excited you're here.

In this class, you’ll learn to create the Oberlin Tote with Ellie Lum, the founder and pattern designer at Klum House. 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 external pocket compartments.

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! If you have some basic sewing experience under your belt and are looking to dive into the world of bag making, this class is for you. Build new skills, get lost in the flow of making, and create a shop-worthy finished product with “I made this!” bragging rights

Skills Learned:

  • Sewing heavy-duty fabrics
  • Installing a magnetic snap
  • Installing a zipper
  • Sewing an interior pocket
  • Creating external pockets
  • Sewing french seams
  • Creating boxed corners

Let's get started!

Digital Pattern + Resources Included with Class

  • Fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions booklet
  • Tiled PDF pattern (for home printing)
  • Large format PDF pattern (for professional printing)
  • Complete list of necessary materials + tools
  • Pattern drafting instructions
  • Leather + Rivets Guide

Tools + Materials

We'll cover the necessary tools and materials in the videos, but you'll also find a complete list in both the "Start Here" pdf and the Instructions Booklet. If you want to make it easy on yourself, check out our Full Maker Kits and Leather + Hardware Kits. Use the code SKILLSHARE10 to get 10% off your order--we've got you covered! 

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**Note to current and past students: We've recently updated our videos with new, refreshed versions! Don't worry, all of the major construction components for the bag are still in the new videos, they've just gotten better. Not only are the new videos higher quality, they include new construction techniques while showing you how to use some of our favorite tools and materials. 

The original downloadable files and older Sewing Machine 101, Design and Fabric Strap videos will stay included with the class through the end of the year but will be removed in January 2020.