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Portsmith - Full Maker Kit

All the ingredients and instruction you need to make this bag.

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!

1. Choose Your Colors

FABRIC COLOR

Pre-cut 10-12 oz waxed canvas
Brush Brown + Black
Slate Blue + Navy
Marigold + Slate Blue
Moss + Black
Berry + Gray
Burgundy + Black
Spring Green + Gray
Gray + Black
Cobalt + Black

Want a different fabric combo? Buy a Leather + Hardware Kit and purchase waxed canvas yardage separately!

LEATHER COLOR

Pre-cut + hole punched 6-8 oz straps
Black
Brown
Tan
HARDWARE COLOR

Antique
Black
Brass

2. ADD FEATURES

Add A Lining?

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

Add A oberlin zip?

  • ·Pre-cut zipper fabric
  • ·(1) 13" brass zipper
  • ·(1) Leather zipper pull
  • ·(1) Leather zipper end tab
  • ·(2) Double-cap rivets
  • ·PDF instructions
ADD TO CART $20

NOTE: All materials will match the colors of the bag.

3. ADD ONLINE CLASS

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 $30, 50% off with kit!)

WATCH THE TRAILER

ADD TO CART $15

4. ADD TOOLS + SUPPLIES

Essential

ADD

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

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

$10.50

Recommended

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

$16
  • · Poly Punching + Cutting Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

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

$7
  • · All-purpose Thread
  • Two spools to match your fabrics

  • · All-purpose Thread
  • Two spools to match your fabrics

$4
  • · Portsmith Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

  • · Portsmith Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

$3

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 $30, 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 (6-8 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!

ONLINE CLASS

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $30, 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 (6-8 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

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