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Belmont - Online Class

CONFIDENT BEGINNER MAKE TIME: 4–6 hours

Learn to sew the Belmont Pack + Pouch, a durable tote that transforms into a backpack and tucks away inside a matching zipper pouch! Klum House founder Ellie Lum will guide you through the entire making process from start to finish. This class includes evergreen access to video tutorials, as well as the Belmont PDF pattern, so you can make from anywhere, at your own pace.

 Save 50% when you add this online class to a Belmont kit!

CLASS DETAILS

The Belmont Page + Pouch is two projects in one! This durable bag converts from tote to backpack and can be tucked away inside a zipper pouch for easy carrying. It features convertible fabric straps, a two-compartment exterior pocket, French seams, extra-strong stitches for durability, and boxed corners for plenty of carrying capacity. 

In just a few hours, you’ll have yourself a stylish, professional-quality bag with “I made this!” bragging rights. Klum House founder Ellie Lum will guide you through the making process every step of the way. You can make this project entirely on a home sewing machine.

This class includes:

  • Evergreen access to step-by-step video tutorials
  • Belmont PDF Instructions Booklet
  • Large-format PDF pattern, for professional printing
  • Tiled, print-at-home PDF pattern
  • Tools + Supplies list, to help you source everything you need
  • Ability to ask questions on the class’s discussion board

Course curriculum:

  • Introduction (1:33)
  • Get Ready + Prepare Materials (11:17)
  • Attach Interior Pocket (15:49)
  • Attach Exterior Pocket (13:49)
  • Stitch the Lining + Exterior Together (7:57)
  • Form + Topstitch the Exterior Cylinder (12:26)
  • Attach the Buckle Strap (10:08)
  • Attach the Exterior Base (9:48)
  • From + Topstitch the Lining Cylinder (6:16)
  • Turn Out the Bag + Stitch the Top Hem (5:26)
  • Attach the Crossbody Strap + D-ring Tab (8:49)
  • Install the Magnetic Snap Rivet (7:37)

SKILL BUILDING

In addition to teaching you how to make an amazing bag, this class will also help you develop a solid foundation of bag making skills that you’ll continue to use on all kinds of bag making projects for years to come. Online classes are great for visual learners or anyone who could use an extra boost of confidence!

You will learn how to :

  • Trace pattern pieces and cut fabric
  • Sew heavy-duty fabric on a home machine
  • Reinforce stitches for maximum durability
  • Create convertible fabric straps
  • Size and modify straps to fit your body
  • Sew French seams
  • Construct boxed corners
  • Sew and topstitch a zipper
  • Set a double-cap rivet

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Belmont Full Maker Kit - This is the most foolproof (and luxurious) way to make. The full maker kit includes two half-yard of waxed canvas, an 8" zipper with leather pull and rivet, and two spools of matching thread, all in the colors of your choice. NOTE: The Belmont PDF Pattern is included with the Belmont Full Maker Kit.

Make From Scratch - Alternatively, source and prep all of your supplies yourself! For a detailed list of everything you’ll need, download the full TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST

MEET THE TEACHER

Klum House founder and pattern designer Ellie Lum has over twenty years of professional bag making experience. With roots in industrial sewing and small-batch manufacturing, Ellie's superpower is teaching makers to achieve professional-quality results on a home sewing machine—and have a hell of a lot of fun while doing it. She’s passionate about empowering makers through sharing her craft. With a clear, laid back teaching style, Ellie explains each step of the pattern in easy-to-understand language. Her teaching is filled with helpful tips and tricks, and she has a real knack for melting away intimidation.

The Belmont converts from backpack to tote and tucks inside a matching zipper pouch. 

  • · Bag Dimensions: 15" H x 11" W x 4" D
  • · Pouch Dimensions: 9" W x 6" H
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Strong, convertible fabric straps
  • · 8" brass YKK zipper with leather pull
  • · Two-compartment exterior pocket
  • · French seams
  • · Extra-strong stitches for durability
  • · Boxed corners for added carrying capacity

CLASS TRAILER

SAMPLE LESSON

BAG FEATURES

The Belmont converts from backpack to tote and tucks inside a matching zipper pouch. 

  • · Bag Dimensions: 15" H x 11" W x 4" D
  • · Pouch Dimensions: 9" W x 6" H
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas
  • · Strong, convertible fabric straps
  • · 8" brass YKK zipper with leather pull
  • · Two-compartment exterior pocket
  • · French seams
  • · Extra-strong stitches for durability
  • · Boxed corners for added carrying capacity

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