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KLUM HOUSE WORKSHOP + the Oberlin Tote

It is probably no surprise to learn that we think that making the things you want is incredibly empowering. It is imperative to have a local making community, but a global community that supports and uplifts makers is just as important. Klum House Workshop in Portland, Oregon is definitely one of the places that are supporting the same maker goals as we are, and we are happy to stock their high-quality leather products and patterns. 

Oberlin Tote in red and navy waxed canvas

Pattern: Oberlin Tote by Ellie Lum of Klum House Workshop
Materials: 1yard exterior Waxed Canvas Brown, 1/3 yard pocket/trim Waxed Canvas Burnt Orange, 1 Oberlin Tote Leather Strap kit

Klum House tote over Rae's shoulder with her peeking inside

This Spring we are offering classes that will walk you through the steps of making the stylish and functional Oberlin Tote. Krystal Thomas will be teaching two sessions of this full-day workshop. You will leave with a finely finished, sleekly styled bag and the feeling of empowerment that comes from creating your own handmade items.

Detail of the Oberlin leather strap set

Ellie Lum said it best when she described Klum House Workshop, “We’re not just about helping you create beautiful finished products - although those are awesome. It’s also a way to take a break from the computer and get lost in the flow of making through the tactile experience of working with your hands."

Rae knitting while holding the red and navy Oberlin Tote

The Oberlin is a great advanced beginner bag pattern. If you are looking for a more beginner-oriented pattern, check out the Klum House Portsmith Tote that Katy made this winter!

Katy's Portsmith Tote

Comments on this post (3)

  • Mar 09, 2018

    Our lovely Tigress Rae is wearing the BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie, made from Tosh DK!

    — Fancy Tiger Crafts

  • Mar 07, 2018

    Tote is very nice but I am in love with the sweater. Is the sweater a hand knit? If so what is the pattern? Thanks

    — Jan

  • Mar 07, 2018

    On a completely unrelated note, I would love to know the pattern source for that striped cardigan, aka the striped cardigan of my dreams. :)

    — Rachel R.

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