The Waxed Cotton T-Base Tote - Kit & Paper Pattern

Waxed cotton tote achievable on a domestic sewing machine.


The Waxed Cotton T-BaseTote – Kit, Paper Pattern & Written and drawn picture Brochure



What you can expect from your kit:

We have this gorgeous classic waxed cotton tote kit for sale. Included in your leather handbag making kit you will have all the waxed cotton, materials, stabilizers & components needed to make your bag. The kits will include all the pieces pre-cut, so no worry about cutting at home. It’s a really handy size, perfect to fit all your daily essentials, books laptops etc. You might like to use it for yourself as an every day work bag or simply to make one for a friend, they will love you for it!

We have 3 colour options for the waxed cotton either: Dark Brown, Olive Green or Wine Red. Then 3 metal hardware colours: gold, silver or antique brass.

Learning Outcomes

* How to use a handbag pattern

*How to prep and bond fusing onto waxed cotton

* How sew a patch pocket

* How construct a fully lined handbag

* How to attach a magnetic closure and tab

* How to stiffen the base of a bag.

*How to rivet leather handles

Product Dimensions

Length 40cm x Height 30cm x Width 15cm Handle drop 25cm


All shipping is done through Uk Royal Mail tracked & insured service. Uk residence it takes approximately 2 working day, Eu we use Airsure® mail it takes up to 5 days to Western Europe, 7 days to Eastern Europe and 10 days for the rest of the world. Items are always sent with a tracked and insured service so that your purchase arrives with you safely and stress-free for both parties

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING INFORMATION You are welcome to sell your creations made from our patterns at markets, shops or online stores. However, we ask you to promote our company name alongside yours, “handbag made by x-designer, created from an RJ Leather Studio Pattern.” You cannot claim the design to be your own and factory or mass production is strictly prohibited. You may not make copies of the pattern, or use it for any classes.

What's included in the price?

What's included in your kit

Printed paper pattern
Written and drawn picture brochure
All pattern pieces have a 1cm seam allowance already added
Pre-cut waxed cotton ready for assembly
Pre-cut stablisers
Pre cut lining
Pre-cut vegtan leather handles x 2 (2cm x 65cm)
8 x Double capped rivet
Leatherboard used to stabilise the base
Polyester thread
Leather point needle
Small pot of copydex glue

What you will need

I have designed all our handbag patterns & kits in a way that makes them achievable on domestic home sewing machines. Included in your kit is a universal Teflon foot for sewing waxed cotton, a leather point needles size 110/18 and polyester thread. You will also need a zipper foot.

Tools you will need are: Scissors, rotary cutter, pliers, hole punch, rubber mallet, rivet setting tool, awl to score leather or a gel pen, plastic or metal ruler, cutting mat, iron.


Rebecca Eaton at RJ Leather Sewing School

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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