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DIY Tote Bag Leather Kit


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Tote Bag Leather Kit - DIY

Make your own custom Leather Tote Bag from scratch! Using top of the line leather, create the dream bag you've always wanted. With two roomy pockets, a hidden inner snap for keys, and plenty of room for a laptop, water bottle, notebooks and more. Perfect bag for commuters, students, and anyone who wants to show off their incredible stitching skills. This tote was designed for the New Englanders lifestyle - adventurous and versatile. Made to go where you go and last a lifetime.

Materials list:

This kit comes with just about everything you need to make your own Tote Bag. The only additional tools required are  water and a lighter! 

  • 8 pcs  -  Pre-cut & pre-punched 4.5-5oz leather pieces (you choose the leather)
    • Black, Medium Brown, and Vachetta leather will receive Nickel Matte hardware
    • Chromexcel leather will receive Antique Brass hardware
  • 800 inches  -  0.8mm Ritza 25 Tiger Thread (*you choose the color - if no choice is made, you will receive most similar thread to your leather color*)
  • Pre-set Snap for keys 
  • 2 pcs  -  Harness Sewing Needles for saddle stitching
  • 1 pc  -  Beeswax for burnishing
  • 1 pc  -  Sandpaper for edges
  • 1 pc  -  Beachwood edge burnisher (optional)
  • 1 pc  -  Thread nippers (optional)
  • Instructions - Step-by-step & How-to

Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Skills Learned & Used:

  • Hand Stitching
  • Edge Burnishing
  • Assembling a gusset
  • Overlap Seam
  • Turning a bag inside out 

Finished Dimensions: 12.5 inch  x 3 inch x 12 inch (LxWxH)

Strap Length: 10 inch

Instructions: Included in EVERY kit is a fully detailed, step-by-step instruction sheet. We also show you how to perfect your craft from hand-stitching techniques to achieving the perfect burnish! And if you have more questions, just give us a call!

*This kit includes small items that can be a choking hazard*

**Please Note: This kit is made to order. If you have a kit on your order, and choose an expedited shipping method, such as FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2nd day it will not ship same day.**

About the Materials:

What sets our kits apart are the materials that go into them. The materials that you are using go into some of the highest end products in the world as they are known for quality, durability, and beauty.


  • Wickett & Craig - English Bridle Leather: The English Bridle leather is a 100% vegetable tanned leather that is drum dyed in a range of finishes then hot stuffed with waxes. A smooth and flexible leather with a waxy texture.
    • Want to learn more about Wickett leather? Click here
  • Wickett & Craig - Vachetta: 100% vegetable tanned, however this leather is staked meaning is has a softer feel than the English Bridle. What makes natural vachetta leather so special is the caramel patina it develops with use.
    • Want to learn more about Wickett leather? Click here
  • Horween - Chromexcel: Chromexcel is hot-stuffed with oils and greases making a comfortable and durable leather. It is known for its natural grain and rich pull-up. This is softer than both Wickett bridle and vachetta.


  • Ritza 25 Tiger Thread: Braided polyester cord made in Germany. Polyester is known for offering the highest levels of strength and durability.
    • Want to learn more about Ritza 25 Tiger Thread? Click here