ruthann
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Fremont Tote Bag

I used an older, no-frills sewing machine to sew the waxed canvas parts so that I could afterwards clean the interior of the sewing machine without worrying about electronic parts. One project use on the sewing needle so as to eliminate future issues with wax in the machine or on future projects. I used a Q-tip dipped in acetone nail polish remover to clean the bobbin area and the take-up parts near the needle. I also made sure to clean any lint out of the bobbin area before and after sewing the waxed canvas. Consult with your sewing machine dealer as to the best way to clean your machine. Kit has all the fabric pieces cut to size. The hardware is identified and individually wrapped. Leather handle, straps, and washers are already cut to size with holes punched. It is easy to follow the video directions here on Bluprint or the referenced video links in the printed pattern that are with the kit.

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ruthann made Fremont Tote Bag with:

Fremont Tote Bag Kit

Kit

Fremont Tote Bag Kit

by Klum House

Project Description

I used an older, no-frills sewing machine to sew the waxed canvas parts so that I could afterwards clean the interior of the sewing machine without worrying about electronic parts. One project use on the sewing needle so as to eliminate future issues with wax in the machine or on future projects. I used a Q-tip dipped in acetone nail polish remover to clean the bobbin area and the take-up parts near the needle. I also made sure to clean any lint out of the bobbin area before and after sewing the waxed canvas. Consult with your sewing machine dealer as to the best way to clean your machine. Kit has all the fabric pieces cut to size. The hardware is identified and individually wrapped. Leather handle, straps, and washers are already cut to size with holes punched. It is easy to follow the video directions here on Bluprint or the referenced video links in the printed pattern that are with the kit.

Q&A with ruthann

mitchellr20434236 asked:
Does this bag have two outside pockets?
ruthann answered:
The rivet, in the center, with the stitching down from it to the bottom of the bag makes the two slide-in pockets.
cantrellm18770642 asked:
I'm not a big fan of leather, nor a fan of waxed fabric. Is the pattern alone available?
ruthann answered:
The pattern is in Ellie Lum's class "Sew the Fremont Bag". If you paid for a membership (or buy the class), you can view the "how to" class and download the bag pattern instructions from the Resources list.
vivacious21163761 asked:
What are the dimensions?
ruthann answered:
Finished bag dimensions: 10.5" high x 11" wide (at bottom) x 5" deep Unfortunately, you will not be able to buy it from Blueprint as of May 31, 2020. You can go to www.klumhouse.com to find kits.

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