Klum House Workshop 3-min

Learn to Sew: The Portsmith Waxed Canvas and Leather Tote

This tote was designed with YOU in mind— It’s a completely beginner-friendly bag with an amazing pay-off. In just a couple hours you'll make a handcrafted bag with high quality materials. Not only will you go home with a tote you made with your own two hands, you'll also learn bag sewing skills & how to attach leather handles with metal hardware!

No prior sewing experience needed whatsoever.

Skills Learned

  • Sewing with heavy duty waxed canvas on a home machine.
  • Sewing an envelope base
  • Attaching metal hardware
  • Sewing through multiple layers of thick fabric
  • Attaching a base layer for reinforcement.


  • Capacity. Dimensions 11.5" H x 12.5" W x 5" D
  • Quality Materials. Real leather straps attached with strong metal rivets.
  • Durable. Waxed canvas exterior fabric is a naturally water-resistant material.
  • Rugged. Built to withstand being loaded down with a laptop & school books.
  • Flat square base ideal for carrying books and groceries. Extra reinforced base layer.
  • Beautifully Designed. Open top that’s easy to throw stuff in. Unique envelop base construction.
Brush Brown Portsmith
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Saturday, April 13, 2019


Klum House

Klum House is a sewing workshop and bag pattern company that empowers you to create handcrafted goods with “I made this!” bragging rights!