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SEW LIKE A BOSS: One Day Intensive


Take all three of our SEW LIKE A BOSS classes in a one day intensive & save $50! You'll leave with two amazing bags made by you & sewing knowledge pouring out of your ears!

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Sew Like A Boss

This workshop includes the 3 Sew Like A Boss classes, packed into an all day intensive! 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!  

Discover how to set up a sewing machine, then we're off to the races, making a classic tote with leather handles & sewing zippers on our Woodland Dopp Kit! (This class is also available as a 3-part weeknight series— see below.)



Price: $175

Level: Absolute Beginner/Beginner
No prior sewing experience needed


Part 1: Sewing 101
Part 2: Portsmith Tote
Snack/Coffee Break
Part 3: Woodland Dopp Kit

Part 1: Sewing 101

Get a thorough introduction to the sewing machine & learn how to trouble-shoot common hiccups!


  • Threading a sewing machine & winding a bobbin

  • Understanding tension & timing

  • 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

Part 2: The Portsmith Tote

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Learn to sew a durable everyday tote made with rugged waxed canvas and timeless leather straps featuring a unique envelope bottom.


  • Sewing with heavyweight fabrics

  • Sewing an envelope base

  • Attaching leather straps

  • How to correctly set rivets

  • Sewing an envelope base

  • Bag construction techniques

  • Working with waxed canvas

Part 3: The Woodland Dopp Kit

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Learn tips & tricks to sew a lined boxy zipper pouch. This classic waxed canvas dopp kit features leather details and a brass zipper— Optional Pendleton® Wool pocket + $25


  • Sewing zippers

  • Inserting a lining into a pouch or bag with zipper closure

  • Boxing corners

  • Attaching leather with rivets

  • How to set rivets correctly

Meet The Teacher

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Lydia Rhyne

At 22-years old, Lydia was gifted a used Singer sewing machine. 10 years, many patterns & countless YouTube videos later, Lydia’s very excited to share her knowledge of sewing & making with the Klum House community while continuing to learn from the inspiring makers around her. She also loves exploring Portland's great restaurants & endless trails with her sweet dog Osa.

Q&A with Lydia —>

Lydia runs Brass Button Events, a DIY event & team building company. Lydia is our events coordinator, teaches our garment sewing classes & DIY workshops, and works in our collaborative sewing studio making leather goods.


After completing a sewing class at Klum House, I feel a lot more confident. I've always been afraid to touch a sewing machine— Now I feel like I can tackle some projects. I really feel like I have a basic understanding of sewing now.

What To Expect

Style Your Colors

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


Make it again... With a discount! 

Lucky you! Students get a deep discount on extra Portsmith & Woodland Kits purchased in class! Continue building your skills by making another project for a friend— They'll love something made by you! Discount based on retail pricing & given on day of class only.

The Portsmith Tote

Maker Kit: $50 (Reg. $90)
Finishing Kit: $20 (Reg. $26)

The Woodland Dopp Kit

Maker Kit: $35 (Reg. $70)
Finishing Kit:
$15 (Reg. $22)


Do weeknights work better for your schedule?





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!


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!


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.