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CRASH COURSE SEW: Become a stitcher in a day!

  • Klum House Workshop (map)

Price: $175
$95 + $80 Materials

Whether you're a sewing newbie who wants to dive in head first or an experienced stitcher brushing up on their skills in one fell swoop, this workshop is an essential!

This workshop includes 3 of our Intro to Sewing classes, packed into an all day intensive- in just a few hours, you'll leave with two amazing bags made by you and sewing knowledge pouring out of your ears!  

Discover how to set up a sewing machine, then we're off to the races, making two of the most versatile bags in the world: Our classic Portsmith tote with envelope base and the Wildwood Dopp Kit pouch, a classic shape that will take you far in sewing projects! Plus, lucky you: the price includes those two maker kits at wholesale!

Sewing Level: Absolute Beginner/Beginner
Absolutely no prior sewing experience is required.

Skills Learned

Sewing 101
- Threading a sewing machine & wind a bobbin
Operating your sewing machine with confidence
- Learning what all the knobs + buttons mean on your machine
- Understanding how & when to use different key presser feet
- Discovering essential sewing tools

Portsmith Tote
- Sewing with heavyweight fabrics
- Sewing an envelope base
- Attaching leather straps with metal hardware
- Constructing a bag

Woodland Dopp Kit
Sewing zippers
- Inserting a liner into a pouch or bag with zipper closure
- Boxing corners
- Attaching leather with quick-set rivets

Additional Details

What To Expect

Part 1 -  Sewing 101: Get a thorough introduction to the sewing machine! Learn the ins-& outs of your sewing machine such as: Threading your machine, winding the bobbin, switching presser feet, and so much more!
Part 1.5 -  Lunch Break!
Part 2 -  Portsmith Tote: This tote was designed with YOU in mind— It’s a completely beginner-friendly bag with an amazing pay-off. Not only will you go home with a tote you made with your own two hands, you'll also learn indispensable bag sewing tips for handling heavy-weight fabric & learn how to attach leather handles!
Part 3 - Woodland Dopp KitYou will learn zipper sewing techniques for the beginning stitcher. You will learn how to sew zippers, insert a liner, and use quick-set metal rivets to create your beautiful & utilitarian pouch that has a million uses!

Style Your Colors

We cut and prep all materials for class & package them as ready-to-sew Maker Kits for you! You'll be asked to choose some of your colors during checkout.
The Portsmith - Choose fabric & leather color. 
The Woodland Dopp Kit - Choose fabric color. Leather and hardware choices will be made in class. 

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Some of our favorite color combos:

*Please Note: One of the allures of waxed canvas is it's ability to show wear & use.
With more use, more creases appear
in the canvas, and all the marks start to blend.


The Portsmith - Main, Base and Leather
The Woodland Dopp Kit - Main

MAKE IT AGAIN... with a discount! 

Lucky you! Students get wholesale pricing on extra Woodland Dopp and Portsmith Maker Kits purchased in class- with a 40% discount! Continue building your skills by making another tote for a friend, because you know they'll want one;) Discount given on day of class only.