Our bag patterns, kits + workshops empower you to create handcrafted goods with “I made this!” bragging rights.
“Ellie, you’re such an AWESOME teacher! I love how you explain each step and give us tips on WHY we are doing whatever it is. I made a Fremont Kit, and I was feeling so confident with what I’d learned from your wonderful teaching, that I made a second bag. I can really DO this!!”
— Robin F.
The Oberlin Online Class
Learn to make the Oberlin Tote with Ellie, the bag’s designer! Our new Oberlin Online Class includes step-by-step video instructions, so you can follow along from the comfort of your home sewing machine.
At Klum House, we build bags that are as strong and resilient as the people making them. Working with classic, natural materials like waxed canvas, leather, and metal, our mission is to teach stitchers how to harness the full power of their home sewing machine and create rugged, stylish bags that are built to last.
Not many makers carry a hammer in their sewing kit, but we’re working on changing that.
Hi! I’m Ellie Lum
I've been designing and making bags professionally for over twenty years. I started Klum House to share my passion and invite others to work with their hands, make high-quality finished goods, and gain confidence through making.
Klum House bag designs are informed by my roots in the industrial sewing industry. Our patterns will teach you to harness the full power of your home sewing machine to achieve professional results with “I made this!” bragging rights.