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Slabtown - Full Maker Kit

5 reviews

ADVANCED MAKE TIME: 8–12 hours

The Slabtown is a heavy-duty rolltop backpack, built for adventurous makers. It features a spacious main compartment with quick-access zipper, front zipper pocket, adjustable leather backpack straps, and side pockets for water bottles.

This kit includes pre-cut waxed canvas, pre-cut leather, hardware, and access to the PDF pattern. You have the option to add the online class, tools, and paper instructions booklet below.

NOTE: This kit now includes 17”-long backpack adjustment straps (as opposed to the original 12.5") to fit a wider range of body sizes! The updated instructions will teach you how to cut the strap down if necessary for a custom fit. Previous customers can access the updated PDF pattern by logging into their Klum House account and clicking “My Downloads.” Feel free to email support@klumhouse.com with any questions. 

FABRIC COLOR

Black
Black + Pendleton
Black + Field Tan
Field Tan + Gray
Field Tan + Navy


ADD THREAD?

Five spools for topstitching
ADD FELT PADS

Merino wool felt pads, tubular rivets, leather glue

ADD ONLINE CLASS

Add A Slabtown - Online Class?

Learn to make your Slabtown  with Ellie, the pattern's designer! Step-by-step video instructions from your home sewing machine. (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

WATCH THE TRAILER

ADD TO CART +$24.50

ADD TOOLS + SUPPLIES

Essential

ADD

  • · Slabtown Essential Tools Bundle
  • Bundle and save, or purchase individually below!
    Includes tubular rivet peening tool, Line 24 snap setter, dot anvil, and 1/8” drive punch

  • · Slabtown Essential Tools Bundle
  • Bundle and save, or purchase individually below!
    Includes tubular rivet peening tool, Line 24 snap setter, dot anvil, and 1/8” drive punch

+$27.20
  • · Tubular Rivet Peening Tool
  • Necessary to set tubular rivets

  • · Tubular Rivet Peening Tool
  • Necessary to set tubular rivets

+$14
  • · Line 24 Snap Setter + Dot Anvil
  • Needed to set Line 24 snaps

  • · Line 24 Snap Setter + Dot Anvil
  • Needed to set Line 24 snaps

+$7
  • · 1/8” Drive Punch
  • For punching holes in leather + fabric

  • · 1/8” Drive Punch
  • For punching holes in leather + fabric

+$13

Recommended

  • · Topstitching Needles
  • A pack of 5 needles

  • · Topstitching Needles
  • A pack of 5 needles

+$7.50
  • · Bakelite Mallet
  • For striking metal tools

  • · Bakelite Mallet
  • For striking metal tools

+$39
  • · Double-Sided Leather Tape
  • To secure your binding tape

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

+$5.25
  • · Poly Punching Board
  • To use under sharp punching tools

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

+$9
  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

  • · Edgestitch Presser Foot
  • To make perfectly parallel stitches

+$19
  • · Jumbo Craft Clips
  • Pins just aren't going to cut it

  • · Jumbo Craft Clips
  • Pins just aren't going to cut it

+$26
  • · Slabtown Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

  • · Slabtown Instructions Booklet
  • Kit includes PDF pattern only

+$5

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

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Slabtown with Ellie, the pattern's designer, from the comfort of your home sewing machine. The online class is great for visual learners and those who could use an extra boost of confidence.

SAMPLE LESSON

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

ONLINE CLASS

Add the online online class to your kit for step-by-step video instructions! (Regularly $49, 50% off with kit!)

Learn to make your Slabtown with Ellie, the pattern's designer, from the comfort of your home sewing machine. The online class is great for visual learners and those who could use an extra boost of confidence.

SAMPLE LESSON

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!

OUR PROMISE

You've got this.

Making things takes courage! For every little victory and moment of triumph, there are frustrating seam rips and cooked rivets, but there is magic to be found in showing up and trusting the process. Sometimes you have to take the leap to discover how much you're truly capable of!

We've got you.

From sourcing the very best tools and materials to crafting crystal-clear instructions, we're committed to setting you up for success (and enjoyment!) at every step of your bag making journey. No matter your skill level, we'll meet you where you are and help you reach your bag making goals.

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Customer Reviews

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Ian R.
Second slab town

Love making this bag. Second go round. This time I modified it a little. I added a laptop pocket in the interior on the back panel. made the side pockets much bigger—I found that I couldn’t really fit anything in the pockets as designed. Finally, I made the hidden zipper pocket a few inches bigger to fit an 11 inch journal into. Generally though, klumhouse is the GOAT and has given me so many skills and joy. Thank you!

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Diane W.
WOW...Challenging but Worth Effort

Appreciate online instructions, but would find having printed instructions 45pages a ➕️. Would even pay for printing. Did not take the online class and found directions easy to follow. My greatest challenge was hardware and had to stop assembly because I did not realize I needed correct size snap & rivet setter kit for slabtown plus additional snaps. Fortunately klumhose has exceptionally fast shipping & delivery. Made slabtown bag for my sister as a gift and surely she will be delighted to use on
her adventures for years!

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Diane W.
WOW...Challenging but Worth Effort

Appreciate online instructions, but would find having printed instructions 45pages a ➕. Would even pay for printing. Did not take the online class and found directions easy to follow. My greatest challenge was hardware and had to stop assembly because I did not realize I needed correct size snap & rivet setter kit for slabtown plus additional snaps. Fortunately klumhose has exceptionally fast shipping & delivery. Made slabtown bag for my sister as a gift and surely she will be delighted to use on
her adventures for years!

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