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Slabtown Live Workshop + Maker Kit

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

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!

COLOR COLOR WAY

Brush Brown + Marigold
Moss + Spring Green
Black + Pendleton
Dark Brown + Field Tan
Gray + Marigold
Cobalt + Cobalt
Slate Blue + Berry
Spring Green + Gray
Cobalt Prism
Silver Sky
Black + White Geo
Sage Canyon

Kits come with pre-cut 10–12 oz waxed canvas, natural canvas lining, ready-to-attach leather straps, zippers, and all the necessary hardware. Pendleton kits include a pre-cut, blanket-weight Pendleton wool pocket. You'll even get matching all-purpose thread! 

What's Included

This package truly comes with the works:

  • Access to the live workshop

  • Slabtown full maker kit in the colors of your choice 

  • Felt-padded backpack straps expansion kit

  • Matching all-purpose thread

  • Slabtown essential tools bundle (⅛” drive punch, tubular rivet peening tool, Line 24 snap setter, dot anvil)

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

  • Evergreen access to the pre-recorded Slabtown online class

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

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!

WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED?

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Recommended

  • · Topstitching Needles
  • A pack of 5 needles

  • · Topstitching Needles
  • A pack of 5 needles

+$6.50
  • · Bakelite Mallet
  • Heavy-duty enough for tubular rivets

  • · Bakelite Mallet
  • Heavy-duty enough for tubular rivets

+$32
  • · Double-Sided Leather Tape
  • To secure your binding tape

  • · Double-Sided Leather Tape
  • To secure your binding tape

+$5
  • · Poly Punching + Cutting Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

  • · Poly Punching + Cutting Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

+$7
  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

+$16
  • · Jumbo Craft Clips
  • For heavy-duty fabric + leather
  • · Jumbo Craft Clips
  • For heavy-duty fabric + leather
+$25
  • · Slabtown Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

  • · Slabtown Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

+$5

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

This kit includes all of the materials you need to make the Slabtown Backpack.

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas (10-12 oz)
  • · Pre-cut natural canvas lining (10 oz)
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather (8-10 oz)
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Line 24 Snaps
  • · Metal Buckles
  • · (2) 12" Brass YKK zippers
  • · Twill Tape Binding
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · Slabtown PDF pattern
About our Materials

Not sure what tools + supplies you'll need?
Download the TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST!

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!

KIT CONTENTS

This kit includes all of the materials you need to make the Slabtown Backpack.

  • · Pre-cut waxed canvas (10-12 oz)
  • · Pre-cut natural canvas lining (10 oz)
  • · Pre-cut and hole punched leather (8-10 oz)
  • · Industrial-strength tubular rivets
  • · Line 24 Snaps
  • · Metal Buckles
  • · (2) 12" Brass YKK zippers
  • · Twill Tape Binding
  • · Sew-in "I MADE THIS" label
  • · Slabtown PDF pattern
About our Materials

Not sure what tools + supplies you'll need?
Download the TOOLS + SUPPLIES LIST!

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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