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Oberlin Expansions PDF

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Level up your Oberlin Tote by adding a zipper closure and/or lining! The zipper closure will help keep all of your things securely tucked away throughout the day. The lining adds structure and is an opportunity to add a fun print or pop of color to your bag's interior. These expansion PDF instructions are designed to be used in tandem with the main Oberlin Tote pattern instructions. 



  • Oberlin zipper closure + lining PDF instructions
  • Access to sew-along videos with Ellie

These PDF instructions are designed to be used in tandem with the main Oberlin pattern, which is sold separately. Helpful signposts will guide your making path, letting you know when it’s time to transition from one set of instructions to the other.

PDF Purchasing Info: After purchasing a PDF pattern, you will receive an email with a link to download the digital file and video. You can also access all previously-purchased digital goods at any time by logging into your account in the upper right-hand corner of our site. NOTE: It may not be possible to download a PDF pattern directly to your tablet or mobile device without a download app. We suggest using Adobe Acrobat in combination with a file storage service like Dropbox to download files to mobiles devices.


At Klum House, we pride ourselves in creating patterns that are thoughtful, holistic, and easy-to-follow. We want you to feel fully-supported at every step of your making journey. This is what you can expect to encounter:

Clear Instructions - We are teachers, first and foremost, and as such we know that clear language is so important. We are dedicated to crafting simple, easy-to-follow instructions, so you can forge ahead with confidence.

Helpful Tips + Cautions - Your instructions booklet will be peppered with helpful tips, reminders, and caution moments. We know all of the most common mistakes (because we’ve made them!) and point them out so you can avoid them.

Excellent Illustrations - Our patterns are filled with helpful, technically-precise illustrations. We makers are visual learners! With 3D renderings and transparent layers, we’ll help you conceptualize every stitch, flip, and fold.

Specialty Education - Bag making is different from other types of sewing. It involves working with heavy-duty fabrics, leather, hardware, and tools you may not have encountered before. But don’t worry, our patterns break it all down.

Multiple Making Paths - Whether you choose to make from a fully-prepped maker kit, a leather + hardware kit, or “from scratch,” our patterns are designed to guide you along your chosen path to guarantee a successful make!


The easiest way to get all the supplies you need is by adding expansions to an Oberlin Full Maker Kit. (You'll get these expansion PDF instructions included that way as well, so no need to purchase them separately here!)

Alternatively, you can purchase an Oberlin zipper closure kit, which comes with the ingredients you need—zipper, and leather pieces—in the colors of your choice.

Or you can source and prep all of the materials yourself! Here's what you'll need:

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    Sarah C.
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    I recommend this product

    Oberlin Expansions

    Good instructions, good videos. Videos are always helpful.

    Elaine H.
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    Oberlin Expansion

    Anything from Klum House is great, and this is no exception!

    Kris G.
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    Lining made easy

    Purchased the Oberlin PDF to line my bag and the instructions were easy to follow and it came out great!!

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    Online pattern

    Wish there was a way for the system to know I had purchased this pattern awhile ago. Instead of letting me pay for it once again. Other than paying twice for it I do love it.

    Kris G.
    United States United States

    A must have

    So pleased with the availability of purchasing these instructions. Allows me to make this bag with professional results