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LEARN TO SEW: Williams Messenger Bag - Sold Out!


Price: $175
$105 + $70 Materials

Time: 12pm - 6pm
Snacks provided and lots of local places to eat. 

In this 6-hour workshop, you’ll learn to sew this rad waxed canvas and leather messenger bag! Whether you’re commuting by bike or on foot, this classic, gender-neutral bag will take you from professional to casual without missing a beat. It has a zippered laptop compartment, a double layer of durable waxed canvas, and a comfortable, ergonomic design. But the best part is, you can make it from start to finish with your own two hands!

Twenty years ago, Ellie Lum founded a custom messenger bag company called RE Load Bags. Two decades of bag making, designing, and teaching later, she has reinvented the rugged messenger bag for the home sewing machine, using Klum House’s signature materials and a pattern designed to help you build invaluable skills along the way.

Ellie will guide you through the making process step-by-step, ensuring you build knowledge and confidence along the way. Discover sewing secrets, up your maker game, and leave with a functional, stylish messenger bag, complete with “I made this!” bragging rights.

Skill Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Some sewing experience is recommended

Skills Learned

- Sewing multiple layers of heavy duty fabric & leather
- Sewing leather on a home sewing machine
- Inserting a zipper pocket
- Constructing an adjustable, cross-body leather strap with hardware
- Inserting a liner
- Boxing corners
- Attaching leather with quick-set rivets
- Installing line 24 snaps with an industrial snap press

Bag Features

- Dimensions: 11" H x 14.5" W (at bottom) x 5" D
- Double-layer waxed canvas bag
- Internal laptop compartment with zipper
- Exterior pocket
- Interior organizer pocket
- Adjustable leather strap with cotton webbing for comfort

Maker Kits & Materials

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

You will have a chance to make fabric & leather selections after you add the class to your cart. Hardware choices will be made during class.

*Please Note: One of the allures of waxed canvas is its ability to show wear & use. With more use, more creases appear in the canvas, and all the marks start to blend.


We cut and prep all your materials for your class MAKER KIT, ready for your arrival.
So let us know what colors you'd like!

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MAKE IT AGAIN... with a discount! 

Lucky you! Students get wholesale pricing on extra Williams Makers purchased in class- only $75! Continue building your skills by making another tote for a friend, because you know they'll want one;) Discount given on day of class only.

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