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Slabtown Backpack - In-Person Workshop

ADVANCED

Join Klum House founder Ellie Lum in-person at our Portland studio for a two-day backpack making adventure! The Slabtown is a really fun and challenging make with an amazing payoff. It features a spacious main compartment with quick-access zipper, front zipper pocket, adjustable leather backpack straps with Merino wool felt pads, and side pockets for water bottles. All materials are included.

DATE

SLABTOWN COLOR

Cobalt
Black + Pendleton
Dark Brown + Field Tan
Brush Brown + Burgundy
Burgundy + Black
Gray + Navy
Berry + Gray



What's Included

When you sign up for the workshop, you’ll receive access to the Slabtown PDF pattern, so you can make this bag again and again. When you arrive at Klum House, we’ll have all of the pre-cut fabric, leather, hardware, and notions needed to make your bag prepped and waiting for you! You’re welcome to use one of our sewing machines and our in-house bag making tools and supplies.


  • • Slabtown Backpack PDF Pattern
  • • Slabtown Full Maker Kit
  • • Merino wool felt pads for backpack straps
  • • Access to sewing machines + tools
  • • 15% Discount to use on additional supplies on the day of your workshop


Workshop Schedule

SATURDAY

10am-12pm: Making Session 1


12-1pm:Lunch Break


1-4pm:Making Session 2


SUNDAY

10am-12pm: Making Session 1


12-1pm:Lunch Break


1-4pm:Making Session 2


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!

A heavy-duty rolltop backpack, built for adventurous makers.

  • · Bag Dimensions: 17 1/2" H (rolled down) / 24 1/2" H (extended) x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · 24.3 liters max capacity
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas exterior
  • · Fully-lined with natural army duck canvas
  • · Spacious main compartment with quick-access zipper
  • · Front zipper pocket
  • · Side pocket for water bottles
  • · Snap closures
  • · Adjustable leather backpack straps
  • · Additional 6" of capacity with rolltop extended

All your materials will be prepped and waiting for you when you arrive!

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas
  • · Pre-cut natural canvas lining
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Line 24 Snaps
  • · Metal Buckles
  • · (2) 12" Brass YKK zippers
  • · Twill Tape Binding
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · (2) Merino wool felt pads

Our projects are designed to help you build lifelong skills as you make.

You will learn how to :
  • · Trace the pattern pieces and cut fabric
  • · Cut and hole-punch leather straps
  • · Sew heavy-duty waxed canvas on a home sewing machine
  • · Create adjustable leather backpack straps
  • · Set industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Set Line 24 snaps
  • · Topstitch - Klum House style!
  • · Sew extra-bulky seams
  • · Construct boxed corners
  • · Sew a hidden zipper
  • · Attach and reinforce leather straps
  • · Install buckles

Skill Building

Our projects are designed to help you build lifelong skills as you make.

You will learn how to :
  • · Trace the pattern pieces and cut fabric
  • · Cut and hole-punch leather straps
  • · Sew heavy-duty waxed canvas on a home sewing machine
  • · Create adjustable leather backpack straps
  • · Set industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Set Line 24 snaps
  • · Topstitch - Klum House style!
  • · Sew extra-bulky seams
  • · Construct boxed corners
  • · Sew a hidden zipper
  • · Attach and reinforce leather straps
  • · Install buckles

KIT CONTENTS

All your materials will be prepped and waiting for you when you arrive!

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas
  • · Pre-cut natural canvas lining
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Line 24 Snaps
  • · Metal Buckles
  • · (2) 12" Brass YKK zippers
  • · Twill Tape Binding
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · (2) Merino wool felt pads

BAG FEATURES

A heavy-duty rolltop backpack, built for adventurous makers.

  • · Bag Dimensions: 17 1/2" H (rolled down) / 24 1/2" H (extended) x 11" W x 5.5" D
  • · 24.3 liters max capacity
  • · Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas exterior
  • · Fully-lined with natural army duck canvas
  • · Spacious main compartment with quick-access zipper
  • · Front zipper pocket
  • · Side pocket for water bottles
  • · Snap closures
  • · Adjustable leather backpack straps
  • · Additional 6" of capacity with rolltop extended

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