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Slabtown Live Workshop

Saturday + Sunday, June 26 + 27, 10am–3pm PST

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ADVANCED MAKE TIME: 8–12 hours

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Join Klum House founder Ellie Lum the weekend of June 26 + 27 for a live online Slabtown Backpack workshop! She’ll teach you how to make a badass rolltop backpack from start to finish on your home sewing machine. Learn to sew heavy-duty fabric, set tubular rivets and Line 24 snaps, attach adjustable leather backpack straps, and so much more. Trust us, you can do this!

What's Included

  • Access to the live workshop

  • Slabtown PDF pattern, so you can make again and again

  • Evergreen access to the Slabtown online class

Note: This product does not include any materials. Our Slabtown Live Workshop + Maker Kit product comes with the works: pre-cut fabric, leather, zippers, and hardware, along with matching thread, the felt-padded straps expansion kit, and the Slabtown essential tools bundle. 

Alternatively, you can purchase access to the live workshop and source your own supplies. Download the full TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST.

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, June 23

6-7pm PST - Orientation

Saturday, June 26

10am–12pm PST - Session 1

12pm–12:30pm PST - Lunch Break

12:30pm–3pm PST - Session 2 

Sunday, June 27

10am–12pm PST - Session 3

12pm–12:30pm PST - Lunch Break

12:30pm–3pm PST - Session 4

Supplies Needed

You can get access to this workshop, along with all the materials + tools you need, by purchasing our Slabtown Live Workshop + Maker Kit product! It includes all of the pre-cut fabric, leather, zippers, and hardware, along with matching thread, the felt-padded straps expansion, and the Slabtown essential tools bundle.

Alternatively, you can purchase access to the workshop here and then source your own supplies. You can make with a Slabtown Leather + Hardware Kit and source your own fabric, or you can make entirely from scratch. In any scenario, we recommend downloading this TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST to make sure you have everything you need.

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.

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. To date, she has taught hundred of folks to successfully make the Slabtown Backpack and can’t wait to help you make it too!

Here's a message from Ellie, your teacher! She'll be guiding you at every step.

This is the first time we've offered a Slabtown workshop in this live online format, and we're SO excited about it! It's a rare opportunity to learn from the pattern designer herself, follow along in real time, and get direct feedback on your project throughout the workshop. If you've been eyeing the Slabtown but need an extra boost of confidence—this is your moment!

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

Our teaching patterns 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

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Here's a message from Ellie, your teacher! She'll be guiding you at every step.

This is the first time we've offered a Slabtown workshop in this live online format, and we're SO excited about it! It's a rare opportunity to learn from the pattern designer herself, follow along in real time, and get direct feedback on your project throughout the workshop. If you've been eyeing the Slabtown but need an extra boost of confidence—this is your moment!

Skill Building

Our teaching patterns 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

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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    06/30/2021
    CB
    Carmen B.
    United States United States
    Game Changer

    Great experience. I enjoyed every second and am so much more confident in my abilities after taking the Slabtown class. Looking forward to new patterns and new classes.

    Klum House Slabtown Live Workshop Review
    07/09/2021
    Klum House

    Aw, thanks so much Carmen! It was great having you in class. Congrats on a beautiful finished Slabtown!

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