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LEARN TO SEW A BACKPACK: Frontier Waxed Canvas Knapsack (Part 1 of 2)

  • Klum House Workshop 3808 N Williams Ave #132 Portland, OR USA (map)

Level 2-3 Sewing Class: Prior sewing experience is needed. Proficiency with threading the machine & winding a bobbin is recommended.

How badass would it be to make your own backpack out of waxed canvas?! This knapsack class combines approachable yet challenging skill building and rugged functional style. This 2-part workshop gives you a valuable look into bag making while also learning industrial sewing techniques for home sewing as you create this Waxed Canvas Knapsack from start-to-finish. Ellie Lum, founder of RE Load Bags & custom bag maker of 20 years, will guide you through the making process step-by-step, ensuring you build knowledge & confidence along the way.

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Skills Learned

Handling heavy-duty fabrics, Sewing zippers, Easing heavier fabric around curves, Sewing padded straps with webbing & buckles, Working with waxed canvas, Creating a dimensional zippered pocket, Attaching metal brads

Project Features

- Dimensions: 14" W x 17" H x 3" D

- High quality 8.25 oz waxed canvas is a naturally water resistant material, Heavy duty YKK zipper closure, External zipper pocket, Leather zipper pulls with metal brads

Maker Kits & Materials

A Frontier Knapsack Maker Kit is included in the price of class & has everything you need to make your beautiful bag!

Lucky you! Students get wholesale pricing on kits purchased for class— Save $50! When you select your fabrics, the price of the maker kit will be added on (+$60). Hardware choices will be made during class.

- Each project kits comes pre-cut & marked, ready for sewing together. This allows for us to focus all of our time on sewing machine skill-building techniques



Base Workshop Fee: $115

Materials Fee: $60

Total: $175


Earlier Event: June 28
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