Bag Making Bootcamp For Beginners: Learn To Construct A Waxed Canvas Travel Bag - ONE TIME ONLY $125

WorkshopSF is super excited to welcome back one of our favorite Workshop alums Ellie Lum of Klum House from Portland, OR!! She is teaching an exclusive, one-time only workshop on the basics of bag making! In this day-long bootcamp class, you will learn to construct a versatile, durable waxed canvas travel bag that stands up to all the elements, whether you’re traveling the globe or just making your way downtown. You will learn indispensable bag making skills and techniques, such as sewing with heavy fabrics, working with inner linings and interfacing, attaching hardware (swivel snaps, sliders, D-rings, and brads) with industrial tools, constructing pockets, and making cross body straps and bag handles. These new skills can be applied using a home sewing machine, and will prove vital as you embark on future bag making projects!

PLEASE NOTE: While this class is NOT meant as a replacement for our Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp class, you will receive instruction on how to use a home sewing machine, as well as specific sewing techniques as they apply to this sort of bag making. No prior sewing experience is required.

Klum House - McKenna Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit: For this bag making class, we are excited to partner with Klum House, a Portland-based business that hosts DIY sewing workshops and produces handcrafted bags as well as awesome waxed canvas beginner bag sewing kits! As part of this class, you will receive a McKenna Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit. For this class, we will have two colors available: black with black and white lining, and gray with gray lining. For more information about Klum House and photos of this kit, please visit:  Also, be aware that these kits retail for $100+ online, and include top notch materials.  We apologize for any sticker shock on the class price, but most of the cost goes towards the bag’s premium waxed canvas, leather, and brass hardware. Believe us, the material quality is worth it!

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Ellie Lum is a maker, skill-building educator, and creative business mentor based out of Portland, OR. You can find her through her DIY workshop and handmade goods brand, Klum House ( She is also a business owner with over 18 years of experience running a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Bags. At R.E. Load Bags, Ellie honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her on how to master the craft of industrial sewing as well as creative business management. Along with her passion for creating, she is deeply committed to sharing her skills with those who want to learn. Follow her on Instagram @klumhouse.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

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