Orders are currently taking 5-7 days to ship, and some carrier delays are to be expected. Thanks for your patience! 💕

PRE-SALE! Orders containing Belmont products will begin shipping Oct 1st, 2022. 

CAN I REALLY MAKE THIS BAG?

Absolutely. Like all Klum House bags, the Belmont can be made entirely on a home sewing machine. If you have some basic sewing experience and are down for a fun challenge, you’ll do great. We’ve got you all the way.   

GET STARTED

LEARN TO MAKE THE

PACK + POUCH

This durable, all-fabric bag converts from tote to backpack and can be tucked away inside a matching zipper pouch for easy carrying. So many options, so much versatility! The Belmont is there when you need it and stashed away when you don't. Best of all, it comes with major "Thanks, I made it!" bragging rights. 😊

LEARN TO MAKE THE

PACK + POUCH

CAN I REALLY MAKE THIS BAG?

This durable, all-fabric bag converts from tote to backpack and can be tucked away inside a matching zipper pouch for easy carrying. So many options, so much versatility! The Belmont is there when you need it and stashed away when you don't. Best of all, it comes with major "Thanks, I made it!" bragging rights. 😊

LEARN TO MAKE THE

PACK + POUCH

CAN I REALLY MAKE THIS BAG?

Absolutely. Like all Klum House bags, the Belmont can be made entirely on a home sewing machine. If you have some basic sewing experience and are down for a fun challenge, you’ll do great. We’ve got you all the way.   

GET STARTED

START WITH A MAKER KIT!

START WITH A MAKER KIT

YOUR TEACHER

Klum House founder + pattern designer Ellie Lum has been designing and making bags professionally for over twenty years. She's passionate about empowering makers like you through hands-on skill building!

YOUR TEACHER

YOUR TEACHER

Klum House founder + pattern designer Ellie Lum has been designing and making bags professionally for over twenty years. She's passionate about empowering makers like you through hands-on skill building!

"Ellie Lum is probably the best bag making teaching 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 I, former student

"Ellie Lum is probably the best bag making teaching 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 I, former student

WITH ELLIE MAKE 

CHOOSE YOUR

MAKE IT WITH

The Belmont Full Maker Kit comes in several gorgeous colorways.
Want more color options? Pick up the pattern and two half-yards of waxed canvas!

CHOOSE YOUR

CHOOSE YOUR

The Belmont Full Maker Kit comes in several gorgeous colorways. Want more color options? Pick up the pattern and two half-yards of waxed canvas!

Sage + Bone

Spruce

Mustard + Bone

Rust

Sage + Bone

Spruce

Mustard + Bone

Rust

PREVIEW THE INSTRUCTIONS

We pride ourselves in writing crystal-clear pattern instructions, filled with helpful tips, cautions, and illustrations.

SHOP PATTERN + KIT

PREVIEW THE INSTRUCTIONS

We pride ourselves in writing crystal-clear pattern instructions, filled with helpful tips, cautions, and illustrations.

LEARN TO SEW FOR

THE BACKPACK

The Belmont is a Confident Beginner-level project that takes about 4–6 hours to complete. You'll learn how to sew strong reinforcement stitches for maximum durability to ensure your bag lasts for years to come. You'll also learn to create convertible straps, attach an exterior pocket, sew French seams, and construct boxed corners.  We’ve got you every step of the way.

LEARN TO SEW FOR

LEARN TO SEW FOR

The Belmont is a Confident Beginner-level project that takes about 4–6 hours to complete. You'll learn how to sew strong reinforcement stitches for maximum durability to ensure your bag lasts for years to come. You'll also learn to create convertible straps, attach an exterior pocket, sew French seams, and construct boxed corners.  We’ve got you every step of the way.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

Reinforce stitches for
maximum durability

Create convertible
fabric straps

Size + modify straps
to fit your body

Sew French seams

Construct boxed corners

Sew + topstitch a zipper

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

Reinforce stitches for
maximum durability

Create convertible
fabric straps

Size + modify straps
to fit your body

Sew French seams

Construct boxed corners

Sew + topstitch a zipper

GET TO KNOW THE BELMONT

THE BACKPACK

YOUR NEW GRAB-AND-GO

The Belmont is all about convenience. It's a quick, catch-all container when you're rushing out the door or a clever hide-away bag, just in case you need it. This bag manages to be both casual and refined. A trusty, shapeshifting companion that adapts with your plans. 

YOUR NEW GRAB-AND-GO

The Belmont is all about convenience. It's a quick, catch-all container when you're rushing out the door or a clever hide-away bag, just in case you need it. This bag manages to be both casual and refined. A trusty, shapeshifting companion that adapts with your plans. 

YOUR NEW GRAB-AND-GO

PULL THE STRAPS + IT'S A 

Section
Drop element here!

PULL THE STRAPS + IT'S A 

Slip your arm through and carry the Belmont as a tote or simply tug the straps down and you've got yourself a sturdy backpack for hands-free gallivanting. This bag comfortably holds a laptop and a book, a picnic blanket, or farmer's market haul. Don't be fooled, those waxed canvas straps are strong! (You're going to make sure of it. 💪) 

PULL THE STRAPS + IT'S A 

Slip your arm through and carry the Belmont as a tote or simply tug the straps down and you've got yourself a sturdy backpack for hands-free gallivanting. This bag comfortably holds a laptop and a book, a picnic blanket, or farmer's market haul. Don't be fooled, those waxed canvas straps are strong! (You're going to make sure of it. 💪) 

OR FOLD + STUFF IN THE

The Belmont is actually two projects in one. After you make the main pack, you're on to the pouch! That way, when the bag isn't in use, you can fold it up and tuck it away for safe keeping. It's compact, cute, convenient, and you get to make it yourself. What's not to love?!

OR FOLD + STUFF IN THE

OR FOLD + STUFF IN THE

The Belmont is actually two projects in one. After you make the main pack, you're on to the pouch! That way, when the bag isn't in use, you can fold it up and tuck it away for safe keeping. It's compact, cute, convenient, and you get to make it yourself. What's not to love?!

BELMONT MAKERS SAY

"Every time I make a new Klum House bag I'm convinced it is my favorite, but the Belmont might *actually* take the cake. I already know I will use this bag ALL the time. The design is simple but so smart. I've been sewing for years, but I def learned some new techniques on this one. I love how it turned out."

—MARA P.

“I'm a sucker for a convertible bag, and the Belmont did not disappoint. I took this bag for a day trip to Seattle recently and already got a compliment on it :) I ended up using a bone folder tool for many of the steps like Ellie does in the online class and that was really helpful, but you could probably use a small ruler in the same way. I've been putting my wallet and other small things inside the pouch, which helps keep me organized. Overall, such a fun make!"

—Adrienne T.

@SEWMUCHAERIAL

"Wow wow wow! [The Naito] is the first bag I have ever made. The kit was incredibly helpful, as all the bits a pieces were included. Ellie is an amazing instructor and breaks things down so clearly! This bag was an absolute joy to sew."

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