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Maywood - Online Class

INTERMEDIATE MAKE TIME: 6–8 hours

Learn to sew the Maywood Totepack, a waxed canvas and leather bag that transforms from tote to backpack with the pull of a strap! 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, so you can make from anywhere, at your own pace.

Save 50% when you add this online class to any Maywood kit!

Class Details

The Maywood Totepack is a versatile, everyday bag for work and play. It features strong leather straps, a zipper closure, exterior pocket with magnetic snap, and in interior laptop pocket. 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, with a few extra tools for working with leather and hardware.

This class includes:

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

Course curriculum:

  • Introduction (1:00)
  • Get Ready + Prepare Materials (7:16)
  • Attach Interior Pocket (12:27)
  • Attach Exterior Pocket (8:37)
  • Install Magnetic Snap Rivet (7:47)
  • Sew Reinforcement Fabric (4:26)
  • Sew the Zippers (18:57)
  • Attach Front D-rings (5:03)
  • Attach the Handle (2:37)
  • Attach the Buckles (5:35)
  • Sew the Bag Together (13:51)
  • Install the Tote Strap (2:20)
  • Install the Backpack Strap (4:52)
  • Install the Zipper Pull (1:26)

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
  • Cut and hole-punch leather straps
  • Sew heavy-duty waxed canvas on a home machine
  • Sew a zipper with lining fabric
  • Create convertible leather straps
  • Set tubular rivets
  • Construct boxed corners
  • Set a magnetic snap rivet
  • Attach and reinforce leather straps

Supplies Needed

Maywood Full Maker Kit - This is the most foolproof (and luxurious) way to make. Pre-cut fabric, ready-to-attach leather, and all of the hardware you need—all in the colors of your choice. All you have to do is make!

Maywood Leather + Hardware Kit - Prefer to source your own fabric? This option is for you! It comes with all the leather and hardware bits, minus the fabric.

NOTE: This class is 50% off when added to any Maywood kit.

Make From Scratch - Alternatively, source and prep all of your supplies yourself! For a detailed list of everything you’ll need, download this 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 peppered with helpful tips and tricks, and she has a real knack for melting away intimidation.

The Maywood converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap. 

  • · Bag Dimensions: 16.5" H x 10.5" W (bottom) / 15" W (top) x 5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas exterior
  • · Fully-lined with natural army duck canvas
  • · Convertible leather strapping system
  • · 14" brass YKK zipper closure with leather zipper pull
  • · Interior waxed canvas pocket large enough to hold a 15" laptop
  • · Large exterior pocket with magnetic closure
  • · D-ring to attach keys

Class Trailer

Sample Lesson

Bag Features

The Maywood converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap. 

  • · Bag Dimensions: 16.5" H x 10.5" W (bottom) / 15" W (top) x 5" D
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas exterior
  • · Fully-lined with natural army duck canvas
  • · Convertible leather strapping system
  • · 14" brass YKK zipper closure with leather zipper pull
  • · Interior waxed canvas pocket large enough to hold a 15" laptop
  • · Large exterior pocket with magnetic closure
  • · D-ring to attach keys

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