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Portsmith Tote Pattern

Klum House Workshop

$ 16.00


Large-format pattern and fully illustrated instruction!

Skill Level: Beginner

The Portsmith is a minimal, workhorse of a tote that will quickly become your everyday go-to. With sturdy leather straps, metal rivets, and a reinforced base, the Portsmith is way more durable than your average market tote. It’s also a perfect pattern for beginning bag makers!

Bag Features:

  • Finished Bag Dimensions: 13” H x 11” W x 5.5” D
  • Premium-quality leather + waxed canvas
  • Strong, durable construction so it can easily carry a laptop, books, or groceries
  • Reinforced envelope base for added structure and carrying capacity
  • D-Ring to attach keys

Materials Needed:

  • Mid-heavy canvas, waxed canvas, or denim
  • (2) 3/4” x 28” 6–8 oz leather tote straps
  • (8) Leather washers
  • (8) Metal double-cap rivets
  • (1) 3/4" metal D-ring
  • (1) Sew-in “I MADE THIS” label

Tools Needed:

  • Rotary punch OR 3/32" size drive punch with poly cutting board
  • Hammer OR mallet + double-cap rivet setter
  • Hard surface—a scrap of quartz, metal anvil, kitchen counter, or concrete floor
  • Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • Denim Needle
  • All-Purpose Thread
  • Fabric Pencil or Chaco Liner
  • Craft Clips 

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