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INTERMEDIATE 
BAG MAKING

- AN ONLINE COURSE with Ellie Lum

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INTERMEDIATE 
BAG MAKING

- AN ONLINE COURSE with Ellie Lum

Education, Supplies, COMMUNITY

NEXT SESSION: APRIL 2023

Join Klum House founder Ellie Lum for an in-depth exploration of materials, leather work, and bag making. You'll complete three bags: the Oberlin Tote with zipper closure + lining, the Maywood Totepack, and the Naito Bucket Bag, with DIY leather straps. The course includes pre-recorded videos, live Zoom sessions, an online community, and all the supplies needed to make each bag. (Tools sold separately.)

MAKE + LEARN

- 3 MODULES, AT YOUR OWN PACE -

ENROLLMENT

OBERLIN TOTE

MODULE 1

MAYWOOD TOTEPACK

MODULE 2

NAITO BUCKET BAG

MODULE 3

Make a classic market tote with lots of pockets—plus zipper closure and lining expansions!

Make a convertible bag that transforms from over-the-shoulder tote to backpack with the pull of a strap.

Make a pocket-filled bucket bag that converts from tote to sling, with a custom, DIY leather strap. 

MAKE + LEARN

- 3 MODULES, AT YOUR OWN PACE -

OBERLIN TOTE

MODULE 1

Make a classic market tote with lots of pockets—plus zipper closure and lining expansions!

MAYWOOD TOTEPACK

MODULE 2

Make a convertible bag that transforms from over-the-shoulder tote to backpack with the pull of a strap.

NAITO BUCKET BAG

MODULE 3

Make a pocket-filled bucket bag that converts from tote to sling, with a custom, DIY leather strap. 

LEVEL UP

WHO IS THIS FOR?

THE WORKSHOP

Intermediate Bag Making is for makers with a solid foundation of sewing knowledge and a bag or two under their belt, ready to try more complex construction, leather work, and new types of hardware.

THE BACKPACK

IT'S FOR YOU IF... 

►  You have dreams of one day designing and making (or even selling!) your own bags and you want to majorly build up your skillset.

►  You've made a simple tote or a zipper pouch, but you're ready to try something a bit more challenging, with full support along the way.

►  You've been sewing for years but want to learn additional skills, like making your own leather straps and setting tubular rivets. 

►  You need that extra dose of motivation afforded by a set schedule and a cohort of accountability buddies.

LEVEL UP

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Intermediate Bag Making is for makers with a solid foundation of sewing knowledge and a bag or two under their belt, ready to try more complex construction, leather work, and new types of hardware.

IT'S FOR YOU IF... 

►  You have dreams of one day designing and making (or even selling!) your own bags and you want to majorly build up your skillset.

►  You've made a simple tote or a zipper pouch, but you're ready to try something a bit more challenging, with full support along the way.

►  You've been sewing for years but want to learn additional skills, like making your own leather straps and setting tubular rivets. 

►  You need that extra dose of motivation afforded by a set schedule and a cohort of accountability buddies.

HOW IT WORKS

- We'll hook you up with everything -  

ENROLLMENT

HOW IT WORKS

- We'll hook you up with everything -  

ENROLLMENT

HOW IT WORKS

- WE'LL HOOK YOU UP WITH EVERYTHING -

FINISH WITH 3 BAGS, IN-DEPTH MATERIALS KNOWLEDGE, AND SERIOUS LEATHER SKILLS

FINISH WITH 2 RAD BAGS
+ MAJOR SEWING SKILLS

FINISH WITH 3 BAGS, IN-DEPTH MATERIALS KNOWLEDGE, AND SERIOUS LEATHER

MEET ELLIE

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

THE WORKSHOP

Klum House founder + pattern designer Ellie Lum has been designing and making bags professionally for over twenty years—and teaching for almost as long. Ellie’s students appreciate her laidback teaching style and crystal clear instruction. She believes in bandaids and curse words, plentiful snacks and dog cuddle breaks. She believes in you! 

THE BACKPACK

+ YOUR COMMUNITY

When you sign up, you'll get access to an online community of fellow makers. This will serve as your social hub throughout the course—a place to post photos, ask questions, and cheer on your cohort of beginner bag makers. Why go it alone when we can learn together? It's the next best thing to gathering IRL. We can't wait to meet you!

MEET ELLIE

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Klum House founder + pattern designer Ellie Lum has been designing and making bags professionally for over twenty years—and teaching for almost as long. Ellie’s students appreciate her laidback teaching style and crystal clear instruction. She believes in bandaids and curse words, plentiful snacks and dog cuddle breaks. She believes in you! 

+ YOUR COMMUNITY

When you sign up, you'll get access to an online community of fellow makers. This will serve as your social hub throughout the course—a place to post photos, ask questions, and cheer on your cohort of beginner bag makers. Why go it alone when we can learn together? It's the next best thing to gathering IRL. We can't wait to meet you!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

BUILD SKILLS

WHAT'S INCLUDED

BUILD SKILLS

- ALL THE GOODS -

3 FULL MAKER KITS

Pre-cut fabric, leather, hardware, and matching thread for the Oberlin ($184 value), Maywood ($185 value), and Naito ($170 value)

3 PDF PATTERNS

A printed instruction booklet for each bag, as well as the Oberlin, Maywood + Naito PDF patterns, so you can make again and again!

OPTION TO ADD TOOLS

Essential tools can be added to your order à la carte, so you can pick and choose based on what you already have at home.

- ALL THE SUPPORT -

4 LIVE ZOOM SESSIONS

Learn directly from Ellie, the master bag maker herself! Ask questions, watch live demos, share your work. (Replays available.)

EVERGREEN VIDEO ACCESS

Evergreen access to three, pre-recorded online classes: the Oberlin Tote, Maywood Totepack, and Naito Bucket Bag.

DIY LEATHER STRAPS

When you make the Naito Bucket Bag, Ellie will teach you how to make your own leather straps, custom fit to your body!

- ALL THE GOODS -

WHAT'S INCLUDED

ALL THE GOODS

3 FULL MAKER KITS

Pre-cut fabric, leather, hardware, and matching thread for the Oberlin ($184 value), Maywood ($185 value), and Naito ($170 value)

3 PDF PATTERNS

A printed instruction booklet for each bag, as well as the Oberlin, Maywood + Naito PDF patterns, so you can make again and again!

OPTION TO ADD TOOLS

Essential tools can be added to your order à la carte, so you can pick and choose based on what you already have at home.

- ALL THE SUPPORT -

ALL THE SUPPORT

4 LIVE ZOOM SESSIONS

Learn directly from Ellie, the master bag maker herself! Ask questions, watch live demos, share your work. (Replays available.)

EVERGREEN VIDEO ACCESS

Evergreen access to three, pre-recorded online classes: the Oberlin Tote, Maywood Totepack, and Naito Bucket Bag.

DIY LEATHER STRAPS

When you make the Naito Bucket Bag, Ellie will teach you how to make your own leather straps, custom fit to your body!

+ 15% OFF

- SITEWIDE DISCOUNT on extra supplies! -

When you enroll, you'll receive an exclusive discount code to use on anything in our online shop for the duration of the course. (Um, YES PLEASE!) 

Rivet Removal Tool
Rivet Removal Tool

Rivet Removal Tool

Stiletto Tool
Stiletto Tool
Stiletto Tool
Stiletto Tool

Stiletto Tool

Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab

Granite Slab

BUILD SKILLS

+ 15% OFF

- SITEWIDE DISCOUNT on extra supplies! -

When you enroll, you'll receive an exclusive discount code to use on anything in our online shop for the duration of the course. (Um, YES PLEASE!) 

Rivet Removal Tool
Rivet Removal Tool

Rivet Removal Tool

Stiletto Tool
Stiletto Tool
Stiletto Tool
Stiletto Tool

Stiletto Tool

Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab
Granite Slab

Granite Slab

+ 15% OFF

- SITEWIDE DISCOUNT on extra supplies! -

When you enroll, you'll receive an exclusive discount code to use on anything in our online shop for the duration of the course. (Um, YES PLEASE!) 

Rivet Removal Tool
Rivet Removal Tool

Rivet Removal Tool

Bakelite Mallet
Bakelite Mallet
Bakelite Mallet
Bakelite Mallet

Bakelite Mallet

Basic Thread Snips
Basic Thread Snips
Basic Thread Snips
Basic Thread Snips

Basic Thread Snips

BUILD SKILLS

THE PROGRAM

- HERE'S HOW IT'LL GO DOWN -

OPTION 1

THE PROGRAM

- HERE'S HOW IT'LL GO DOWN -

THE WORKS!

OBERLIN TOTE

We will begin with a welcome Zoom on Monday, May 23rd at 5pm PST and then jump right into our first project: the Oberlin Tote with zipper closure and lining expansions. Includes 13 video lessons to watch on your own time, as well as a live Zoom session with Ellie.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
• Sew heavy-duty fabric on a home machine
• Construct a hanging interior zipper pocket
• Add a zipper top closure
• Add a lining
• Sew French seams
• Make and sew binding fabric
• Attach full-width exterior pockets
• Set double-cap rivets
• Install a magnetic snap closure

OBERLIN TOTE

We will begin with a welcome Zoom on Monday, May 23rd at 5pm PST and then jump right into our first project: the Oberlin Tote with zipper closure and lining expansions. Includes 13 video lessons to watch on your own time, as well as a live Zoom session with Ellie.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
• Sew heavy-duty fabric on a home machine
• Construct a hanging interior zipper pocket
• Add a zipper top closure
• Add a lining
• Sew French seams
• Make and sew binding fabric
• Attach full-width exterior pockets
• Set double-cap rivets
• Install a magnetic snap closure

REGISTRATION CLOSES

SUN, APRIL 24TH

FRI, JUNE 11TH

FAQS

FAQS

FAQS

FAQS

FAQS

FAQS

PAST STUDENTS SAY >

“Ellie Lum is probably the best bag making teacher you will find. Her spoken and written instructions and explanations are crystal clear, as are her patterns. She makes it possible to create something that you might otherwise have thought was not possible for you.” 

— Diana L.

“So happy I took the course! I learned all about hardware and working with waxed canvas. It totally debunked my fears about making bags. Ellie is so patient, and the combination of pre-recorded video plus in-person explanations worked really well.”

— Maura R. 

“I was one of the slower makers but Ellie is so patient walking you through the whole process, especially the tricky bits. I love how she explains things, anticipates common mistakes, and helps you problem solve.”

— Eugene D.

“I left feeling inspired and energized by the skills I learned as well as the energy, support, and joy I felt from the group. I appreciate that Ellie was able to give us individual attention while keeping us all on track. I never felt rushed—just gently guided and supported. Thank you for meeting us where we were, Ellie.”

— NORA M.

“Klum House rocks! I feel so proud of myself. I still can’t believe I made such an amazing bag, but it’s really what I learned that is so important. Ellie is truly the most amazing teacher and maker! She is thorough and patient.”

—Trisha G.

“Easy, stress-free, and totally creatively energizing.”

—Jeane O.

YOU READY?

YOU READY?

See you in class!

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