The Slabtown is a heavy-duty rolltop backpack, built for adventurous makers.After many months of anticipation, we are very excited to announce that the newest addition to the Klum House collection, the Slabtown Rolltop Backpack, will be launching on Monday, June 1!
This bag looks like it shouldn’t be possible to create on a home sewing machine, but it is. We made sure of it. Our Slabtown kits, pattern, and online class will guide you every step of the way.
Professional results, next-level functionality.
Stay home and make now, get out and explore later.
For most of us, the most adventurous trip we’re making these days is from our living room to the kitchen for a snack. With the Slabtown, you can really spice things up with a trip to your sewing machine! For real though, this is the perfect in-depth project to tackle during this period of social distancing. Embark on this epic bag making journey now, so you can get out into the world and explore later!
Our kits make it easy.
All of the ingredients you need—durable waxed canvas, premium leather straps, and professional-strength hardware.
The Slabtown Full Maker Kit includes all of the pre-cut and marked fabric, ready-to-attach leather straps, hardware, and notions you need to make your bag. Leave all of the sourcing and prep work to us, so all you have to do is make. Want to use your own fabric? No problem! Go with the Slabtown Leather + Hardware Kit.
Make it yours!
One of the best parts about becoming a bag maker is that you also get to be a designer.
There are lots of ways to personalize your Slabtown to create a one-of-a- kind bag that reflects your personal style. In addition to choosing your fabric, leather, and hardware colors, you can also add sew-on patches and labels, stamp messages into your leather straps, and add pops of color with fun zipper choices!
We’ve got you every step of the way.
Klum House founder and pattern designer Ellie Lum has been making bags and teaching bag making professionally for over twenty years. You’re in good hands.
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I’m a beginner, but I really want to make the Slabtown. Should I go for it?
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This is where the magic happens.
Klum House is a small but mighty women-run bag making studio in Portland, Oregon. Before we began selling bag kits and patterns online, we started as an in-person sewing school, and education remains at the heart of everything we do. We love helping makers build confidence through hands-on skill building. We assemble, pack, and ship every order from our Portland studio, taking extra care these days to keep our work environment and products safe, clean, and sanitized. Thanks for being here! We appreciate your support! ❤️