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Slabtown Leather + Hardware Kit

All the leather + hardware, minus the fabric!

4 reviews

ADVANCED MAKE TIME: 8–12 hours

The Slabtown is a heavy-duty rolltop backpack, built for adventurous makers. It features a spacious main compartment with quick-access zipper, front zipper pocket, adjustable leather backpack straps, and side pockets for water bottles.

This kit includes all of the leather and hardware pieces needed to make the Slabtown, with the option to add the pattern, online class, and essential tools below. You can also add the Felt Padded Backpack Straps Expansion Kit! (Sold separately.)

NOTE: This kit now includes 17”-long backpack adjustment straps (as opposed to the original 12.5") to fit a wider range of body sizes! The updated instructions will teach you how to cut the strap down if necessary for a custom fit. Previous customers can access the updated PDF pattern by logging into their Klum House account and clicking “My Downloads.” Feel free to email support@klumhouse.com with any questions. 

LEATHER COLOR

Pre-cut and hole punched 6–8 oz leather
Chestnut
Black
ZIPPER COLOR

Black
Brush Brown
Gray
Natural
Plum
Mustard
Berry
Moss
Rust
Sage

ADD PATTERN

Add A Slabtown - Paper Pattern?

  • · Large-format paper pattern

  • · Physical instructions booklet

ADD TO CART +$33

Add A Slabtown - PDF Pattern?

  • · Print-at-home PDF pattern

  • · Large-format PDF pattern

  • · PDF instructions

ADD TO CART +$21

ADD ONLINE CLASS

Add A Slabtown - Online Class?

Learn to make your Slabtown  with Ellie, the pattern's designer! Step-by-step video instructions from your home sewing machine. (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

WATCH THE TRAILER

ADD TO CART +$24.50

ADD TOOLS + SUPPLIES

Essential

ADD

  • · Slabtown Essential Tools Bundle
  • Bundle and save, or purchase individually below!
    Includes tubular rivet peening tool, Line 24 snap setter, dot anvil, and 1/8” drive punch

  • · Slabtown Essential Tools Bundle
  • Bundle and save, or purchase individually below!
    Includes tubular rivet peening tool, Line 24 snap setter, dot anvil, and 1/8” drive punch

+$27.20
  • · Tubular Rivet Peening Tool
  • Necessary to set tubular rivets

  • · Tubular Rivet Peening Tool
  • Necessary to set tubular rivets

+$14
  • · Line 24 Snap Setter + Dot Anvil
  • Needed to set Line 24 snaps

  • · Line 24 Snap Setter + Dot Anvil
  • Needed to set Line 24 snaps

+$7
  • · 1/8” Drive Punch
  • For punching holes in leather + fabric

  • · 1/8” Drive Punch
  • For punching holes in leather + fabric

+$13

Recommended

  • · Topstitching Needles
  • A pack of 5 needles

  • · Topstitching Needles
  • A pack of 5 needles

+$7.50
  • · Bakelite Mallet
  • For striking metal tools

  • · Bakelite Mallet
  • For striking metal tools

+$39
  • · Double-Sided Leather Tape
  • To secure your binding tape

  • · Double-Sided Leather Tape
  • To secure your binding tape

+$5.25
  • · Poly Punching Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

  • · Poly Punching Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

+$9
  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

+$19
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A heavy-duty rolltop backpack, built for adventurous makers.

  • · Bag Dimensions: 17 1/2" H (rolled down) / 24 1/2" H (extended) x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · 24.3 liters max capacity
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas exterior
  • · Fully-lined with natural army duck canvas
  • · Spacious main compartment with quick-access zipper
  • · Front zipper pocket
  • · Side pocket for water bottles
  • · Snap closures
  • · Adjustable leather backpack straps
  • · Additional 6" of capacity with rolltop extended

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Slabtown with Ellie, the pattern's designer, from the comfort of your home sewing machine. The online class is great for visual learners and those who could use an extra boost of confidence.

SAMPLE LESSON

This kit includes all of the leather and hardware needed to make the Slabtown Backpack.

  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Line 24 Snaps
  • · Metal Buckles
  • · (2) 12" Brass YKK zippers
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label

NOTE:To complete this project, you’ll need 3/4 yard of main fabric, 1/2 yard of accent fabric, and 3/4 yard of lining fabric. We recommend a mid-heavy weight waxed canvas, canvas, or denim.

About our Materials

Not sure what tools + supplies you'll need?
Download the  TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST!

MEET THE BAG

A heavy-duty rolltop backpack, built for adventurous makers.

  • · Bag Dimensions: 17 1/2" H (rolled down) / 24 1/2" H (extended) x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · 24.3 liters max capacity
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas exterior
  • · Fully-lined with natural army duck canvas
  • · Spacious main compartment with quick-access zipper
  • · Front zipper pocket
  • · Side pocket for water bottles
  • · Snap closures
  • · Adjustable leather backpack straps
  • · Additional 6" of capacity with rolltop extended

ONLINE CLASS

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Slabtown with Ellie, the pattern's designer, from the comfort of your home sewing machine. The online class is great for visual learners and those who could use an extra boost of confidence.

SAMPLE LESSON

KIT CONTENTS

This kit includes all of the leather and hardware needed to make the Slabtown Backpack.

  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Line 24 Snaps
  • · Metal Buckles
  • · (2) 12" Brass YKK zippers
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label

NOTE:To complete this project, you’ll need 3/4 yard of main fabric, 1/2 yard of accent fabric, and 3/4 yard of lining fabric. We recommend a mid-heavy weight waxed canvas, canvas, or denim.

About our Materials

Not sure what tools + supplies you'll need?
Download the  TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST!

Customer Reviews

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Sam P.
Slabtown

My sewist fiancée is very excited to make the bag! Unfortunately ordering the bag with custom fabric colors was a bit confusing for me, a non-sewist, so I did not end up purchasing the lining, twill tape, or matching thread. Possibly that could be spelled out more clearly.

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Kendall O.
Great kit!

This kit made making my Slabtown a breeze. This was my first bag project with hardware and leather, and the precut/pre-punched pieces (together with the tool bundle) made the project seem way less daunting. It was easy and so much fun to learn the new skills to make my bag. If you have your heart set on your own colorway/fabric choice, I'd definitely recommend this kit.

Woohoo! Thanks for the kind words, Kendall!

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Michele P.
just perfect

Everything you need to make the slabtown, minus fabric, carefully organized. Thank you for including those extra rivets just in case.

Thanks, Michele! Glad you had a good making experience!

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