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Oberlin - Full Maker Kit (Seconds)

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CONFIDENT BEGINNER MAKE TIME: 4–6 hours

The Oberlin is a stylish take on the classic market tote. It features sturdy leather straps, a magnetic snap closure, an interior zipper pocket, and exterior pocket compartments, and an extra-strong reinforced base.

These B-Grade kits have minor imperfections, like scuffs and dents, on the leather and waxed canvas. The cut fabric pieces might be slightly shy of the pattern dimensions, but the bag will sew up just fine. They include all of the materials you need to make the Oberlin, as well as the PDF pattern. You have the option to add the online class, tools, and a paper instructions booklet below. NOTE: FINAL SALE!The leather, zipper + hardware colors will be a surprise! *Fabric and leather may include dents, scuffs and small spots.

1. CHOOSE YOUR COLORS

COMBO

ADD THREAD

Two spools to match your fabric

2. ADD FEATURES

Add A Lining?

  • ·Pre-cut natural canvas lining
  • ·PDF instructions
ADD TO CART +$20

Add A Zipper Closure?

  • ·Pre-cut zipper fabric
  • ·(1) 14" brass YKK zipper
  • ·(1) Leather zipper pull
  • ·(1) Leather zipper end
  • ·(2) Double-cap rivets
  • ·PDF Instructions
ADD TO CART +$20

NOTE: All materials will match the colors of this kit. If you need extra Zipper Closure Kits, please add them here!

3. ADD ONLINE CLASS

Add A Oberlin - Online Class?

Learn to make your Oberlin with Ellie, the pattern's designer! Step-by-step video instructions from your home sewing machine. (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

WATCH THE TRAILER

ADD TO CART +$24.50

4. 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

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

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

+$9
  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

+$19
  • · Craft Clips
  • For securing multiple layers of heavy-duty fabric

  • · Craft Clips
  • For securing multiple layers of heavy-duty fabric

+$8
  • · Oberlin Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

  • · Oberlin Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

+$5

The Oberlin is a stylish take on the classic market tote—with lots of pockets!

  • · Bag Dimensions: 13.5" H x 12" W x 5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Premium leather straps
  • · 4-compartment exterior pockets
  • · Hanging interior zipper pocket
  • · Magnetic snap closure 
  • · Strong metal rivets 
  • · Reinforced base for extra durability
  • · Metal D-ring to attach keys
  • · French seams

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Oberlin 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 Oberlin Tote.

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas (10-12 oz)
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather (5-7 oz)
  • · Magnetic Snap
  • · Metal double-cap rivets
  • · 8" Brass YKK zipper
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · Oberlin PDF pattern
About our Materials

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

BAG FEATURES

The Oberlin is a stylish take on the classic market tote—with lots of pockets!

  • · Bag Dimensions: 13.5" H x 12" W x 5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Premium leather straps
  • · 4-compartment exterior pockets
  • · Hanging interior zipper pocket
  • · Magnetic snap closure 
  • · Strong metal rivets 
  • · Reinforced base for extra durability
  • · Metal D-ring to attach keys
  • · French seams

ONLINE CLASS

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Oberlin 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 Oberlin Tote.

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas (10-12 oz)
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather (5-7 oz)
  • · Magnetic Snap
  • · Metal double-cap rivets
  • · 8" Brass YKK zipper
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · Oberlin 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.

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#YAYOBERLIN

Customer Reviews

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Kathryn M.
Yea! Oberlin!

I made the Oberlin from a seconds kit with the zipper expansion and the lining expansion. I got a dark navy bag with burgundy pockets with matching thread. I love making these kits because I get so many compliments. The "seconds" kit had no flaws. The instructions are super easy to follow, just take your time with the heavy materials. The leather straps were black and I wish they had come in navy instead. Overall, the zipper expansion gets a bit in the way of the interior zipper pocket, so if I make it again I will use the zipper expansion or the lining expansion but not both, or maybe skip the inside pocket. I also recommend purchasing a rivet setting tool so that you are not hammering directly on your rivet caps. Thank you!

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Maureen O.
Oberlin

I love the Oberlin! I made one from a kit and 8 for gifts using fabric I had and ordering hardware from you

8 for gifts? Wow, that's amazing! Thanks, Maureen!

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