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Sew Like a Boss - Online Class Bundle

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BEGINNER

Three of our most popular online classes rolled into one! Begin with Sewing Machine 101, where you’ll get a thorough overview of the sewing machine and learn how to troubleshoot common problems. From there, you’ll move on to two beginner-friendly bag projects—the Portsmith Tote and Woodland Dopp Kit! You’ll finish with two completed bags and loads of confidence.

This bundle is $20 less than purchasing all three classes separately. Includes the Portsmith Woodland PDF patterns, an $18 value. 

Class Details

In this three-class bundle, Klum House founder Ellie Lum will help you build a solid foundation of sewing knowledge and go on to complete two awesome bag projects—the Portsmith Tote and Woodland Dopp Kit. Sew Like a Boss is the most popular in-person workshop in Klum House history, and now it’s available online! You can learn from anywhere, at your own pace, and rewatch as many times as you’d like.

In Sewing Machine 101, Ellie will teach you everything you need to know about how a sewing machine works, including best practices and how to troubleshoot common problems. This class will melt away intimidation and totally demystify the sewing machine, so you can begin creating with confidence.

From there, you’ll be ready to tackle your first sewing project! In the second class, you’ll learn how to make the Portsmith Tote, a classic, heavy-duty tote bag that’s perfect for beginners. You’ll learn to sew with heavy-duty fabrics, create a flat, sturdy base, and attach leather straps with metal rivets.

Finally, you’ll learn how to sew the Woodland Dopp Kit, a boxy zipper pouch that’s great for travel. This project will build upon the skills you’ve acquired in the first two classes, adding a zipper and boxed corners to the mix!

DIGITAL RESOURCES:

  • Getting Started - A Guide for Beginner Stitchers (PDF)
  • Essential Tools List for Beginner Stitchers (PDF)
  • Anatomy of a Sewing Machine (PDF)
  • Tips for Troubleshooting Your Sewing Machine (PDF)
  • Portsmith Tote Pattern (PDF)
  • Woodland Dopp Kit Pattern (PDF)
  • Detailed Tools + Supplies lists for all classes, to help you source everything you need

Skill Building

SEWING MACHINE 101:

  • Anatomy of a sewing machine
  • How to wind a bobbin
  • How to thread your machine
  • Machine tension + timing
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Intro to needles + presser feet
  • How to sew a simple handkerchief

PORTSMITH TOTE:

  • How to trace pattern pieces and cut fabric
  • How to cut and hole-punch leather
  • How to sew heavy-duty fabric on a home machine
  • How to construct a reinforced envelope base
  • How to finish seams with a zigzag stitch
  • How to attach and reinforce leather straps
  • How to set metal double-cap rivets

WOODLAND DOPP KIT:

  • How to trace pattern pieces and cut fabric
  • How to cut and hole-punch leather
  • How to sew heavy-duty fabric on a home machine
  • How to sew a zipper with lining fabric
  • How to construct boxed corners
  • How to finish seams with a zigzag stitch
  • How to attach and reinforce leather tabs
  • How to set metal double-cap rivets

Supplies Needed

The most foolproof (and luxurious) way to make any Klum House bag is with a full maker kit, which includes all of the pre-cut fabric, ready-to-attach leather, and hardware you need, so all you have to do is make! Purchase a Portsmith + Woodland Full Maker Kit, and you'll be totally set up for success.

Prefer to source your own fabric? Go with a Portsmith and Woodland Leather + Hardware Kit. They come with everything except the fabric.

Alternatively, you can source and prep all of your supplies yourself! For a detailed list of everything you’ll need, download the following PDFs:

 PORTSMITH TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST
 WOODLAND 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 Portsmith is a classic, everyday tote bag that's built to last. 

  • · Bag 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

The Woodland is a boxy zipper pouch for organizing your essentials.

  • · Bag 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

Class Trailer

Portsmith Tote

The Portsmith is a classic, everyday tote bag that's built to last. 

  • · Bag 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

Woodland Dopp Kit

The Woodland is a boxy zipper pouch for organizing your essentials.

  • · Bag 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
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    03/28/2021
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    Jessica S.
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    Worth it!!!

    Highly recommended. Great class bundle

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