The Portsmith Tote - Beginner Sewing Waxed Canvas & Leather Tote

Ellie Lum, Sewing Instructor, Bag Maker, Klum House

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11 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Portsmith Tote Trailer

      1:02
    • 2. Meet the Portsmith

      1:20
    • 3. Gather Your Materials

      2:04
    • 4. Grab Your Tools

      3:04
    • 5. Prepare Your Fabric

      5:42
    • 6. Prepare and Attach Base

      8:34
    • 7. Prepare and Sew Tote Hem

      4:13
    • 8. Construct Envelope Fold

      4:52
    • 9. Sew Side Seams

      7:11
    • 10. Attach Leather Straps

      8:24
    • 11. Conclusion

      0:33
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About This Class

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

Level: Absolute Beginner/Beginner
No prior sewing experience needed.

This tote was designed with YOU in mind— It’s a completely beginner-friendly bag with an amazing pay-off. In just a few hours, not only will you make a beautiful tote with your own two hands, you'll also learn indispensable bag sewing tips & learn how to attach leather handles using hardware!

Skills Learned

- Sewing with heavyweight waxed canvas on a home machine
- Sewing an envelope base
- Attaching leather straps with rivets
- Constructing a bag

Materials Needed

Use code: SKILLSHARE10 to get 10% off your Portsmith Tote Maker Kit or Finishing Kit at klumhouse.com

A FREE Portsmith Tote pattern is included in the class materials (Head over to the "Your Project" tab to download the free pattern). The pattern is available as a print-at-home tiled version or a large scale version.

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