Lincoln Tote Bag Complete Kit - Diamond Floral


The Lincoln Tote is a sleek tote bag perfect for work, errands or travel. Although simple in design, every detail of this bag has been carefully considered and refined. The size was designed with files, books, tablets and laptops in mind. It’s shape fits comfortably under the arm. The handles should fit comfortably over the shoulder but do not let the bag hit the ground when held in hand. The bag is approximately 15" high, 25" high with handles and 15" wide.

Kit Includes:

  • (2) leather straps
  • (8) medium rapid rivets
  • (1) magnetic snap
  • (4) bag feet
  • bag bottom
  • fleece interfacing
  • woven interfacing
  • exterior fabric - Paintbrush Studio Organic Cotton Canvas
  • ƒƒ lining fabric (Worker Chambray)
  • accent fabric
  • (1) zipper
  • sew-on label
  • pattern pieces on 24" x 36" copy weight paper
  • detailed instructions
  • full video tutorial


The inside zippered pocket, reinforced bottom and bag feet make it practical and durable. This pattern has been simplified to be easy to sew even for beginners. It evolved from my original leather handle tote pattern developed mainly for classes at my studio located in Melrose, MA. By teaching hundreds of people to make this bag in person over the last few years, I have learned the most common questions and challenges. That’s why a lot of the guesswork has been taken out of measuring and the pattern markings have been made as clear as possible.

These handles are real leather.  They are hand cut with English Point ends.  Each handle is pre-punched with 4 holes so they can be attached with rivets to the bag.

Each handle is cut 25" from end to end and cut from 9/10oz leather.  They are 3/4" wide.  Over time they will soften nicely.  Since they are natural leather, they may have small cracks or imperfections and the color may darken or change a bit over time.