With 20 years of professional bag design/build under her belt and a degree in adult education, Ellie Lum is passionate about sharing her bag making knowledge with you. She’ll be walking you through her analog design process from concept to finished product. One of her goals is to give you a framework on how to approach making bags whether through the lens of personal project or designing for market production.
You'll gain insights into:
- Ellie’s hands-on bag design process developed over the past 20 years
- Bag design fundamentals
- The process of sample-making
- Pattern development
- Tools & materials
- The step-by-step process of articulating your design from concept to production
Hi! I'm Ellie. I’m a bag maker & sewing instructor. I started Klum House because I love inspiring people by teaching sewing tips & tricks through fun, hands-on workshops and patterns. I've been a professional bag maker for 20 years through RE Load Bags, a messenger bag brand I cofounded in 1998. I carry that love for quality handcrafted goods forward to Klum House Workshop, a bag pattern & kit line, collaborative sewing studio & creative education space in Portland, Or.