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Fremont Tote Pattern

Klum House Workshop

$ 20.00


Large-format pattern and fully illustrated instruction! 

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 

The Fremont is the ultimate cross-body tote for hands-free adventures! With a zipper top closure, interior and exterior pockets,  a natural canvas lining, and sturdy leather handles, this bag is ready for anything, just like you. Complete with “I made this!” bragging rights.

Bag Features:

  • Dimensions: 10.5" high x 11" wide (at bottom) x 5" deep
  • Pockets: two exterior and one interior 
  • Cross body strap
  • Water resistant waxed-canvas exterior with natural canvas liner
  • High quality reinforced leather handles
  • D-ring to attach keys or bling!

Materials Needed:

  • Exterior: mid-heavyweight canvas, waxed canvas, or denim
  • Liner: mid-heavyweight canvas, use as a fusible interfacing for lightweight fabrics 
  • (2) Leather Handles: 14" x 3/4" 
  • (2) Leather )-Ring Tabs: 6" x 3/4" 
  • (1) Leather Cross-Body Strap: 45" x 1"
  • (1) Leather Zipper Pull: 4 1/2" x 1/4"
  • (9) Leather reinforcement washers: 5/8" diameter
  • (12) Medium Metal Rivets (10 + 2 extra!)
  • (2) O-Rings: 1"
  • (2) Chicago Screws: 1/4"
  • (1) D-Ring: 3/4 "
  • (1) 14" Brass Zipper (non-separating)
  • (2) Small Metal Rivets
  • (1) Sew-in 'I MADE THIS / KLUM HOUSE' label

Tools Needed 

  • For setting Chicago Screws:
    - Drive punch (3/16”)
    - Flathead screw driver
    - Chicago Screw Tool
    - Locktite (Low strength)

  • For punching holes in fabric (choose one below):

    - Technique 1: Drive Punch, cutting board, and mallet
    - For rivet holes: Size #1 (3/32”)
    - For Chicago Screw holes: Size #6 (3/16”)
    - Technique 2: Rotary Leather Punch

  • For setting rivets (choose one below):
    - Technique 1: Hammer & hard surface —OR— Rivet Setter, hard surface, and mallet
    *suggested hard surfaces are metal anvil, stone, or concrete
    - Technique 2: Industrial Hand Press fitted with the correct dies

  • For bag sewing: Edge-stitch Presser Foot


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