Discover sewing secrets and up your maker game. Leave with a functional, stylish maker’s apron that you made from start to finish with your own two hands!
LEARN TO SEW
Take your maker skills to the next level and create this gorgeous & hard working canvas & leather apron. Perfect for makers of any kind including builders, hand-crafter, cooks, event planners, or if you just need to keep your tools close and your clothing protected without compromising style + function!
Time: 11am - 5pm ( With a 1/2 hour lunch break)
Sewing experience is not required, but helpful.
$110 + $65 Materials
Sewing multiple layers of heavy duty fabric & leather
Sewing leather on a home machine
Inserting a facing
Setting rivets properly
Exterior front leather pocket
Two large front pockets
Strong grommet attachment points for straps
Weather-resistant wasted canvas exterior
MEET THE TEACHER
Hi! I’m Ellie Lum
I’m a maker and a teacher. I started Klum House because I love encouraging and inspiring people by teaching sewing tips & tricks through fun, hands-on workshops. With clear instructions and 20 years experience, I will teach you how to make wares that look like they came off the shelves of your favorite handcrafted goods shop!
In 1998, Ellie co-founded R.E. Load Bags, a custom messenger bag company, which set the standard for many other companies that make custom bags. Over the years, she fell in love with teaching industrial sewing through training folks to make bags for R.E. Load. Ellie saw how those skills opened up a trainee’s creative potential and formed a foundation that could be continually built on.
Ellie went onto start Klum House in 2015, born out of the desire to share professional bag making skills with everyone. Klum House now boasts an in-house bag pattern & kit line, as well as a collaborative making studio and creative education space where local artists & maker share their skills.
Ellie is such an encouraging teacher and clear as a bell in her instruction. She broke complex information down into understandable bits, and explained the why's as much as the how's.
Style Your Colors
All materials are included in the price of class. We cut & prep everything for your Maker’s Apron Kit, ready to sew! When you click to sign up, you’ll be prompted to choose your fabric colors. Hardware & leather colors will be chosen in class.
Make it again... With a discount!
Lucky you! Students get a discount on Maker’s Apron Kits purchased in class!
Maker Kits: $65
Finishing Kits: $35
Discount given on day of class only.
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.