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LEARN TO SEW: Fremont Tote - One Spot Left!


Add amazing bag-making techniques to your sewing skill-set & leave with a sleek, utilitarian, well-designed tote with “I made this!” bragging rights.



Fremont Tote

The Fremont Tote is your superhero utility belt disguised as a sleek everyday bag. It features exterior pockets, zipper closure, interior pocket, and timeless leather straps.

Fear not! We’ll guide you through the making process step-by-step, ensuring you build knowledge & confidence along the way.



Price: $180
$100 + $80 Materials
Optional Pendleton
® Wool pocket + $30

Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
You’ve taken the Sew Like A Boss series, Crash Course Sew or have equivalent knowledge. You’re familiar with threading a machine. You have a few projects under your belt.

Skills Learned

  • Sewing multiple layers of heavy duty fabric

  • Attaching hardware & straps

  • Sewing zippers

  • Sewing a lining

  • Boxing corners

  • Various ways to set rivets properly

  • Installing a Chicago Screw

  • Conceptual elements of bag making


  • Dimensions: 10.5" H x 11" W (at bottom) x 5" D

  • Zipper closure for main compartment

  • Exterior front pockets

  • Interior pocket

  • Natural off-white 12 oz canvas lining makes it easy to see things inside your bag

  • Weather-resistant high quality waxed canvas exterior

    • 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, giving it a storied look.

  • Leather cross-body strap custom cut to fit you

  • Leather handles

  • Metal Hardware & D-Ring for keys



Lydia Rhyne

Lydia is the owner of Brass Button Events, a creative workshop business focusing on private and corporate events. She is also a sewing teacher and part of Klum House’s creative collaborative. Constantly inspired by new creative mediums, Lydia’s worked in photography, sewing, leather working, watercolor painting and more. She believes that great teaching is about creating a judgement-free zone that allows you to explore, laugh at your mistakes and smile at your accomplishments. See more of her work here.

Q&A with Lydia —>


The process, teaching, and environment was amazing. Lydia was able to handle all different skill levels and created a great culture of learning and creativity. The pace of the workshop and method of watching and then doing was great!


What To Expect

Style Your Colors

All materials are included in the price of class. We cut & prep everything for your Fremont Maker Kit, ready to sew! When you click to sign up, you’ll be prompted to choose your fabric colors. Leather, hardware & zipper colors will be chosen in class.


Make it again... With a discount! 

Lucky you! Students get a discount on Fremont Maker Kits purchased in class!

Maker Kits: $85 (Regularly $140)
Finishing Kits: $45 (Regularly $60)

Continue building your skills by making another Fremont Tote for a friend— They'll love one made by you! Discount given on day of class only.


Klum House Workshop

The Hub Building
3808 N Williams Ave. #132
Portland, Oregon 97203

We are located inside the Hub Building hallway corridor (we do not have a sidewalk storefront). Enter through the Hub building door on N Williams with the Klum House sign above it. Walk down the hall & take a left. You'll see the Klum House sign hanging above our door.

*Please note: We have street parking, so please arrive a few minutes early to allow ample time to park.

Questions? Send us a note!

What To Bring

We make it easy for you— No need to bring any supplies!

We provide all sewing machines, thread, supplies & materials for class. All kits are cut, prepped & ready to sew.

*Feel free to bring your sewing machine if you want to learn on it. We think it’s great to see what your machine can do. You can always switch to one of ours during class if your machine needs a break!

Food & Refreshments

There’s lots of local places to eat! We’re located in the same building as Ristretto Roasters, Kayo’s Ramen Bar & Tasty n Sons. New Seasons is a couple blocks away and Crisp Salad is across the street.

We suggest bringing a closed top water bottle & any diet-specific food if you think you’ll need it. We’ll have snacks, water, and tea!


Review our cancellation & rebook policy:

  • We require at least 7 days notice prior to the start of class to cancel for a full refund.

  • We require at least 48 hours notice prior to the start of class to rebook for a later class.

  • Full payment for class is due at time of sign up in order to secure your spot in class.

  • No shows forfeit any refund or rebook.

  • If Klum House cancels a class that you registered for, you are entitled to either a cash refund or a rebook to a later class.

  • If you transfer your registration to another class with a higher price, you are subject to pay the difference.