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Beginner Bag Making - In-Person Workshop

BEGINNER

Join Klum House founder and pattern designer Ellie Lum in-person at our Portland studio for a one-day bag making bootcamp! You’ll begin with Sewing Machine 101, a thorough introduction to the ins and outs of the sewing machine. From there, you’ll go on to complete your first two bag projects: the Portsmith Tote and Woodland Dopp Kit. All materials are included. No prior experience required.

DATE

PORTSMITH COLOR

Brush Brown
Spring Green
Persimmon
Gray



WOODLAND COLOR

Brush Brown
Spring Green
Persimmon
Gray

What's Included

When you sign up for the workshop, you’ll receive access to the Portsmith + Woodland PDF patterns, as well as a digital Getting Started and Troubleshooting guide. When you arrive at Klum House, we’ll have all of the pre-cut fabric, leather, hardware, and notions needed to make your bags prepped and waiting for you! You’re welcome to use one of our sewing machines and our in-house bag making tools and supplies.


  • • Portsmith Tote PDF Pattern
  • • Woodland Dopp Kit PDF Pattern
  • • Digital Sewing Machine Guides
  • • Portsmith Full Maker Kit
  • • Woodland Full Maker Kit
  • • Access to sewing machines + tools
  • • 15% Discount to use on additional supplies on the day of your workshop


Workshop Schedule

10am-12pm: Sewing Machine 101


12-1pm: Lunch Break


1-3pm: Portsmith Tote


3-5pm: Woodland Dopp Kit


Class Details

Klum House is located at 665 N Tillamook Street in Portland, Oregon. Our beautiful, 3,000 square feet industrial warehouse space houses all of our production, shipping, pattern design, and, of course, our teaching studio! During your workshop, you are welcome to use our in-house sewing machines, as well as all of our tools + supplies, to make your bags. We have a kitchen with a fridge, where you are welcome to store your lunch. We also have a selection of teas, sparkling water, and light snacks, which you can help yourself to throughout the day.

Meet The Teacher

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

First up, Ellie will give you a thorough introduction to the sewing machine, demystifying all of its ins and outs, so you can begin making with confidence. You can use one of our machines or bring your own!


YOU WILL LEARN:

  •  
  • · Basic sewing machine anatomy
  • · Different types of home sewing machines
  • · How to wind a bobbin
  • · How to thread your machine
  • · Understanding tension + timing
  • · Troubleshooting common problems
  • · How to draft and sew a simple handkerchief

Learn to make the Woodland Dopp Kit, a boxy, waxed canvas zipper pouch, perfect for organizing your essentials while you're on the go. Learn to set rivets, attach leather, and sew your first zipper!


BAG FEATURES:

  •  
  • · Dimensions: 9" L x 4" H x 4.5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Fully-lined with durable off-white canvas
  • · Premium leather tabs + zipper pull
  • · High-quality 12" brass YKK zipper
  • · Strong metal rivets
  • · Boxed corners for maximum carrying capacity

The Portsmith is several steps above your average market tote. This classic workhorse of a tote features water-resistant waxed canvas and sturdy leather straps. Complete with "I made this!" bragging rights.


BAG FEATURES:

  • · Dimensions: 13" H x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Sturdy leather straps
  • · Strong metal rivets
  • · Reinforced base for extra durability
  • · Unique envelope base construction
  • · Metal D-ring to attach keys

Sewing Machine 101

First up, Ellie will give you a thorough introduction to the sewing machine, demystifying all of its ins and outs, so you can begin making with confidence. You can use one of our machines or bring your own!


YOU WILL LEARN:

  •  
  • · Basic sewing machine anatomy
  • · Different types of home sewing machines
  • · How to wind a bobbin
  • · How to thread your machine
  • · Understanding tension + timing
  • · Troubleshooting common problems
  • · How to draft and sew a simple handkerchief

Woodland Dopp Kit

Learn to make the Woodland Dopp Kit, a boxy, waxed canvas zipper pouch, perfect for organizing your essentials while you're on the go. Learn to set rivets, attach leather, and sew your first zipper!


BAG FEATURES:

  •  
  • · Dimensions: 9" L x 4" H x 4.5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Fully-lined with durable off-white canvas
  • · Premium leather tabs + zipper pull
  • · High-quality 12" brass YKK zipper
  • · Strong metal rivets
  • · Boxed corners for maximum carrying capacity

Portsmith Tote

The Portsmith is several steps above your average market tote. This classic workhorse of a tote features water-resistant waxed canvas and sturdy leather straps. Complete with "I made this!" bragging rights.


BAG FEATURES:

  • · Dimensions: 13" H x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Sturdy leather straps
  • · Strong metal rivets
  • · Reinforced base for extra durability
  • · Unique envelope base construction
  • · Metal D-ring to attach keys

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