... Sewing | Patterns

Canvas & Leather Tote Bag - Easy to Follow Illustrated Modern Sewing Pattern, "The Oberlin"

    $9.50 Tax included
    Ready for Download!


    *Illustrated Bag Sewing Pattern

    *US Imperial Measurement

    *Suitable for Beginners

    *Links to Online Tutorials

    *Easy-to-Follow Instructions

    *Full-Size Sewing Pattern PDF

    Pattern measurements: only inches
    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    The Oberlin combines rugged function with sleek style. Simple construction and minimal tools make this the perfect bag for a beginner stitcher. Designed by a bag maker & teacher with over 20 years experience making sewing accessible for stitchers of all levels. You’ll be sewing like a boss in no time! Pattern includes 40 pages of illustrated instructions with links to online tutorials & optional online companion class.

    Bag Features

    • Choose fabric straps (V. 1) or leather straps (V. 2)

    • Interior zipper pocket

    • 4 external pockets

    • reinforced base

    • magnetic snap closure

    Can be made on a home sewing machine with fabric of your choosing.

    • Requires 1 & 1/3 yard of medium-heavy weight fabric.
    • Dimensions: 11.5"W x 13.5"H x 5"D
    read more

    Materials you need at home:

    *1 YARD FABRIC: For main body, interior pocket, base layer & straps. Medium-heavy weight textile such as canvas, waxed canvas, or denim.

    *1/3 YARD FABRIC: For exterior pockets & interior pocket trim. Medium weight fabric, such as waxed canvas, Japanese cotton, linen, denim, etc.

    *VERSION 1 (FABRIC STRAPS) NOTIONS: 8" metal zipper, 6" x 6" scrap of light-weight leather, magnetic snap.

    *VERSION 2 (LEATHER STRAPS) NOTIONS: Medium-weight leather strapping (28" x 3/4"), 8 metal rivets, 8" metal zipper, magnetic snap.

    *Denim Needles

    *All-purpose thread


    *Optional leather needles

    *Optional Edge-stitch presser foot

    *Optional leather drive punch