Class Description Maywood Totepack

Make two bags in one during this day-long sewing workshop! The versatile and chic Maywood Totepack from Klum House Workshop sews up wonderfully and converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap. Intermediate stitchers (also suitable for advanced beginners) will take their sewing and maker skills to the next level while learning to sew a lined tote with a zipper closure and pockets (large enough to carry a 15″ laptop). Learn to attach adjustable leather straps with tubular rivets, set a magnetic snap, and attach buckles. We will guide you through the making process step-by-step, ensuring you build knowledge and confidence along the way. Discover sewing secrets and up your maker game. Leave with a functional, stylish bag that you made from start to finish!

Specific skills learned in this class:

– Sewing multiple layers of heavy duty fabric & leather
– Constructing a leather strap system that converts from tote bag to backpack
– Inserting a zipper
– Inserting a liner
– Boxing corners
– Various ways to set tubular rivets properly
– Inserting a magnetic snap rivet
– Conceptual elements of bag making

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF, or you are already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine, in order to attend this class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.

Klum House – The Maywood Totepack Full Maker Kit: For this class, we are excited to partner with Klum House Workshop, a Portland-based sewing workshop and bag pattern brand that produces sewing maker kits offering an assortment of beautiful bag designs. As part of this class, you will receive a Maywood Totepack Full Maker Kit that includes all necessary waxed canvas, leather, and hardware pieces to complete this project. The colorways available are: Spruce + Spring Green, Cobalt, Cobalt + Black, Burgundy + Black, and Burgundy + Brush Brown. For more information about Klum House and photos of this bag + kit, please visit:

Supplies Needed: None