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Portsmith - Full Maker Kit

9 Reviews

BEGINNER MAKE TIME: 1–3 hours

The Portsmith is a minimal, workhorse of a tote that features sturdy leather straps, metal rivets, and a reinforced base. A classic everyday bag that's strong enough to carry anything you throw its way!

This kit includes pre-cut waxed canvas, pre-cut leather, hardware, and access to the PDF pattern. You have the option to add the online class, tools, and paper instructions booklet below.

FABRIC COLOR

Gray + Black
Plum + Black
Persimmon + Navy
Field Tan + Gray
Spring Green + Navy
3-Kit Bundle


ADD THREAD?

Two spools to match your fabric
ADD EXPANSIONS?

Add a zipper closure + lining

ADD ONLINE CLASS

Add A Portsmith - Online Class?

Learn to make your Portsmith with Ellie, the pattern's designer! Step-by-step video instructions from your home sewing machine. (Regularly $39, 50% off with kit!)

WATCH THE TRAILER

ADD TO CART +$19.50

ADD TOOLS + SUPPLIES

Essential

ADD

  • · 3/32" Drive Punch
  • To make holes in fabric

  • · 3/32" Drive Punch
  • To make holes in fabric

+$11

Recommended

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

+$19
  • · Poly Punching Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

  • · Poly Punching Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

+$9
  • · Portsmith Paper Instruction Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

  • · Portsmith Paper Instruction Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

+$4

The Portsmith is a classic, everyday tote bag that's built to last. 

  • · Bag Dimensions: 13" H x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Sturdy leather straps
  • · Strong metal rivets
  • · Reinforced base for extra durability
  • · Unique envelope base construction
  • · Metal D-ring to attach keys

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $39, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Portsmith Tote with Ellie, the pattern's designer, from the comfort of your home sewing machine. The online class is great for visual learners and those who could use an extra boost of confidence.

SAMPLE LESSON

This kit includes all of the materials you need to make the Portsmith Tote.

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas (10-12 oz)
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather (5-7 oz)
  • · Leather reinforcement washers
  • · Metal double-cap rivets
  • · Metal D-ring for holding keys
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · Portsmith PDF pattern
About our Materials

Not sure what tools + supplies you'll need?
Download the TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST!

BAG FEATURES

The Portsmith is a classic, everyday tote bag that's built to last. 

  • · Bag Dimensions: 13" H x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Sturdy leather straps
  • · Strong metal rivets
  • · Reinforced base for extra durability
  • · Unique envelope base construction
  • · Metal D-ring to attach keys

ONLINE CLASS

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $39, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Portsmith Tote with Ellie, the pattern's designer, from the comfort of your home sewing machine. The online class is great for visual learners and those who could use an extra boost of confidence.

SAMPLE LESSON

KIT CONTENTS

This kit includes all of the materials you need to make the Portsmith Tote.

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas (10-12 oz)
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather (5-7 oz)
  • · Leather reinforcement washers
  • · Metal double-cap rivets
  • · Metal D-ring for holding keys
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · Portsmith PDF pattern
About our Materials

Not sure what tools + supplies you'll need?
Download the TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST!

OUR PROMISE

You've got this.

Making things takes courage! For every little victory and moment of triumph, there are frustrating seam rips and cooked rivets, but there is magic to be found in showing up and trusting the process. Sometimes you have to take the leap to discover how much you're truly capable of!

We've got you.

From sourcing the very best tools and materials to crafting crystal-clear instructions, we're committed to setting you up for success (and enjoyment!) at every step of your bag making journey. No matter your skill level, we'll meet you where you are and help you reach your bag making goals.

LEARN ABOUT OUR MATERIALS

#YAYPORTSMITH

Customer Reviews

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Kris M.
Waxed canvas totes the Bomb

I Love this tote, material is soft, not greasy, sews beautifully, looks amazing! Not hard to punch through with the black tool.
I will be using this material again, class was great with clear concise step by step instruction, too. Leather for the handles is soft and pliable and I Love it.
I want to try the other patterns now. Great experience.

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J.O.
Fantastic makers kit from Klum House

Klum House makers kit is great! It is a lovely first project that produces a gorgeous tote. The kit instructions are really good and I was able to follow along easily. All the materials and pieces to do the kit were suggested and included and it was fun to open the package and see all the bits and bobs and get started. The waxes canvas makes a really nice bag and it is easy to work with. I didn’t use the pattern since the kit comes with pre cut material. But I am going to use the pattern to try another bag from other materials - the pattern is well marked so I think it will be straight forward. I really love my new tote and can say Klum House is top notch and high quality.

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Nancy Z.
Excellent product! Excellent Instruction!

Extremely well planned and organized instructions and kit. Fast and fun. Recipe for success!

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