Advanced Beginner - Portsmith Tote Bag
- Advanced Beginner
Ready to make the perfect everyday tote and get more comfortable using your sewing machine? This is the class for you. In this 3 hour class, you will be making the Klum House Porstmith Tote. This tote is an everyday bag with the capacity to carry your essentials plus more around town or it can be a rugged tote built to withstand being loaded down with a laptop & school books. Whatever you need, to carry, this tote is a versatile and essential accessory for any lifestyle.
The Portsmith Tote is a durable waxed canvas tote made with timeless leather straps and reinforced envelope base. The leather straps are attached with strong metal rivets, D-ring to hang keys or bling, envelope fold boxed corners, and reinforced base. Dimensions are 11"W x 13.5"H x 5.5"D. The tote kit from Klum House will be provided complete with Martinex waxed canvas.
Skills you will learn: Basics of bag construction, sewing an envelope bottom, working with leather and metal hardware.
Skills expected: You've taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have the equivalent amount of experience. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You've sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
Materials needed: None, we've got you covered!
Materials provided: High Quality 8.25 oz Martinex waxed canvas exterior fabric: Naturally water resistant material — cut, marked, and prepped for bag construction. The color is "Brush Brown" as shown in the class image.
*Please Note: One of the allures of waxed canvas is it's ability to show wear & use. You may notice this in the photos. With more use, more creases appear in the canvas, and all the marks start to blend.
- Two 28" x 3/4" 6/7 oz leather straps. Vegetable tanned leather will naturally darken over time with use and patina to a beautiful dark brown.
- Eight sets of quick-set metal brads for strap attachment
- 3/4" D-Ring
Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 3 / Max 8