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IN-PERSON
WORKSHOPS

It's official. Our doors are
open again this summer! 

Come take a workshop in our
Portland, Oregon studio!

Before Klum House was an online shop, before we wrote our first pattern, there was a chalkboard paint-covered table in Ellie's basement where students would gather to learn the craft of bag making. Today we are thrilled to be able to offer in-person workshops once again, this time in our beautiful 3,000 square-foot warehouse space! Tall ceilings, lots of natural light, inspiring murals, every tool you could need at your fingertips, and bubbly water for days—the ultimate Klum House experience. We can't wait to make with you!    

INTERMEDIATE

BAG MAKING

An online course with Ellie Lum
Coming in May 2022

COMING UP...

ENROLLMENT

BEGINNER BAG MAKING

NAITO BUCKET BAG

SLABTOWN BACKPACK

LEVEL:

BEGINNER

DATES:

SAT, JUNE 4 (SOLD OUT)

SAT, AUGUST 6

LEVEL:

INTERMEDIATE

DATES:

SAT, JUNE 18
(SOLD OUT)

SAT, JULY 9

LEVEL:

ADVANCED

DATES:

SAT + SUN, JULY 23-24

SAT + SUN, AUG 20-21

A compressed version of our popular online course, this is the ultimate introduction the bag making—Klum House-style. Learn the ins and outs of your sewing machine and then make two awesome, beginner-level bags.

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Make a convertible, pocket-filled bucket bag! The Naito makes a great project bag and will quickly become your everyday go-to. Learn to set tubular rivets, attach a circular base, set a magnetic snap rivet, and more.

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A two-day backpack making adventure! Learn to make our most advanced (and badass) bag of all: a durable, roll top backpack that your friends won't even believe you made yourself. You've got this. 

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Traveling to Portland? 

We’re always so honored when students travel to Klum House for a workshop. Portland, Oregon is a maker’s dream, where craft and local manufacturing are alive and well, the food and drink scene is on point, and the surrounding natural beauty is breathtaking. To help you make the most of your trip, we've rounded up our top recommendations for where to stay, where to eat, and where to shop in our home city.

INTERMEDIATE

BAG MAKING

An online course with Ellie Lum
Coming in May 2022

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PAST STUDENTS

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 though was not possible for you.

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DIANA I.

Great experience. I enjoyed every second and am much more confident in my abilities than I was going in. Total game changer.

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CARMEN B.

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

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EUGENE D.

OUR PROMISE

Here’s what you can expect from a Klum House workshop:

PASSIONATE
TEACHING

EVERYTHING
INCLUDED

FINISHED
PROJECTS

INSPIRING
ATMOSPHERE

Teaching is at the heart of everything we do. Every one of our projects is designed with your education in mind. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, and a degree in adult learning theory, you’re in very good hands!

We want all of our students to feel fully taken care of from the moment they walk through our doors. All of your materials will be cut, prepped, and waiting for you at your making station. You’ll have full access to our sewing machines and tools.

No one has ever left a Klum House workshop without a finished project—a fact we take great pride in! Our projects are tested, tried, and true. You can rest assured that if you come out for a workshop, you’ll leave with a finished bag.

Our beautiful, 3,000 square-foot warehouse space is an awesome place to learn. It’s both industrial and cozy, with high ceilings, lots of natural light, plants, art, and every tool you could need, at your fingertips. Come see for yourself!

When you make something from start to finish with your own two hands, you can't help but emerge transformed. You learn to embrace imperfection, dismantle limiting beliefs, and develop a sense of your own efficacy. You are powerful!

WE BELIEVE IN YOU

Why make a bag when you could buy one? Choosing slow fashion over fast fashion, redefining your relationship to production and consumption, learning, through embodied experience, the value of labor and skilled craft(wo)manship—these are radical acts.

See you soon!

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MAKE + LEARN

- 3 MODULES, AT YOUR OWN PACE -

3 MODULES

THE OBERLIN TOTE

A stylish take on the classic market tote, featuring exterior pockets + interior zipper pocket.

THE MAYWOOD TOTEPACK

Converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap! Interior pocket large enough to carry a 15" laptop.  

THE NAITO BUCKET BAG

A cylindrical, pocket-filled bucket bag that converts from over-the-shoulder tote to crossbody sling. 

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