Construct a gorgeous waxed canvas tote with leather trim, all on your home sewing machine! Professional bagmaker Ellie Lum shows you how, step by step — from pattern drafting to securing hardware such as metal zippers, adding interior lining pockets and more. By the end of class, you’ll not only walk away with a stylish handcrafted bag, you’ll also have a repertoire of bag-making skills that will carry you to your next project.
Meet Ellie and explore the features of the Fremont tote. Then learn about the waxed canvas, lining fabric, tools and notions you'll need to make the bag.
Follow along as Ellie shows you how to draft and mark the pattern pieces accurately onto your fabric, and then cut them out.
Attach an interior pocket to your lining fabric and create an exterior divided pocket in waxed canvas for the outside of your bag.
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