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Naito - Online Class

INTERMEDIATE MAKE TIME: 6–8 hours

Learn to sew the Naito, a waxed canvas and leather bucket bag that transforms from tote to sling 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 Naito kit!

Class Details

The Naito is a shape-shifting bucket bag that is elegant and utilitarian in equal parts. It features a cylindrical body with a sturdy, sit-flat base, full-circle interior and exterior pockets, a magnetic snap rivet, extra-strength tubular rivets, and clever closure that cinches into elegant pleats with the pull of a strap. 

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
  • Naito 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 :

  • Sew multiple layers of heavy-duty fabric
  • Set industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • Create an adjustable crossbody leather strap
  • Install a magnetic snap rivet
  • Create interior and exterior pockets
  • Sew a structured, three-dimensional cylinder
  • Align and attach a circular base

Supplies Needed

Naito 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!

NOTE: Naito PDF Pattern is included with a Naito Full Maker Kit.


Naito 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.

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 Naito is a pocket-filled bucket bag that converts from tote to sling with the pull of a strap!

  • · Cylindrical body that cinches closed
  • · Gracefully converts from tote to sling
  • · Adjustable crossbody strap
  • · Full-circle pockets on the interior and exterior
  • · Heavy-duty, sit-flat circular base 
  • · Magnetic snap rivet closure
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Fully-lined natural canvas interior

Class Trailer

Sample Lesson

Bag Features

The Naito is a pocket-filled bucket bag that converts from tote to sling with the pull of a strap!

  • · Cylindrical body that cinches closed
  • · Gracefully converts from tote to sling
  • · Adjustable crossbody strap
  • · Full-circle pockets on the interior and exterior
  • · Heavy-duty, sit-flat circular base 
  • · Magnetic snap rivet closure
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Fully-lined natural canvas interior

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