Beginner projects will introduce you to the basics of bag making.
You'll learn to sew heavy-duty fabric, punch holes in fabric and leather,
set metal rivets, and sew your first zipper!
Confident Beginner projects involve managing more pieces of fabric and
leather. They'll teach you to add interior and exterior pockets and install
new types of hardware, like snaps.
Intermediate projects involve a more in-depth making process. They'll
teach you to work with a wider variety of tools and hardware techniques,
like setting extra-strength tubular rivets.
Advanced projects are for experienced stitchers ready to invest a significant
amount of time and energy into becoming a bag maker. Complex construction and
seriously professionals results.
Waxed canvas is the original water-resistant fabric. It's a densely-woven cotton fabric that
has been saturated with wax, giving it an extra layer of protection. Waxed canvas shows scuffs, marks
and creases that blend into a weathered patina with age.
Our leather is sourced locally at Oregon Leather, as well as from a tannery in
Pennsylvania, and hand-selected for its quality. Our hides are cut into straps with a
hydraulic press to ensure precision and consistency. NOTE: Our tan leather might feel stiff at
first, but it will soften and darken to a lovely caramel brown with use.
Hardware can take a bag from looking homemade to truly professional—and it's not hard to
do! With a few basic tools, you'll be able to set rivets, snaps, magnetic closures and more. All of
our hardware is real metal and strong enough to hold up to years of wear and tear.