Calling all Teen Makers—spend 3 days sewing, hammering & leather working at Klum House and leave with 3 finished projects!
Teen Maker Camp
In our 3-day summer break exclusive Teen Maker Camp, teens will learn how to make a Portsmith Tote, Woodland Dopp kit and marbled leather wallet.
On days 1 and 2 students will start each class browsing our in-studio shop to choose and design their bag and strap colors before jumping in to sewing. On Day 3, we’ll switch things up by playing with acrylic paints as we explore the ancient art of marbling. Instead of paper, we’ll print on natural vegetable tanned leather—marbling with a Klum House twist!
Skill Level: Absolute Beginner/Beginner
We’ll cover sewing machine basics - there is no previous sewing experience required!
Tues, 7/23, 10am-1:30pm
Wed, 7/24, 10am-1:30pm
Thur, 7/25, 10am-1:30pm
Ages: This class is intended for 12 - 17 years of age.
What to bring: All fabric and supplies are included with camp purchase.
Sewing Machine Basics
How set metal rivets
Saddle Stitching Leather
Meet The Teacher
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.
Day 1: Portsmith Tote
Make a sturdy, waxed canvas tote bag perfect for school books and summer beach trips
Students will choose their waxed canvas and leather colors in class
Day 2: Woodland Dopp Kit
Make a small travel bag perfect for toiletries for summer vacations
Students will choose waxed canvas and lining choices in class
Day 3: Marbled Leather Wallet
Play with acrylic paints and learn the ancient art of marbling
Print your design on natural veg tan leather
Learn how to saddle stitch with waxed thread
I recently attended the Portsmith Tote class. It was loads of fun & I walked out with a beautiful, completed bag. Lydia’s instructions were organized & clear. She has a great ability to support all skill levels. The work space was beautiful & functional. I’m already planning to take more classes at Klum House. Thank you so much!
Style Your Colors
All materials are included in the price of class. We cut & prep everything for your Portsmith Maker Kit, ready to sew! When you click to sign up, you’ll be prompted to choose your exterior fabric color. leather & hardware colors will be chosen in class.
Make it again... With a discount!
Continue building your skills by making another Portsmith Tote for a friend— They'll love one made by you! Discount given on day of class only.
One day weekend intensive work better for your schedule?
ONE DAY INTENSIVE
Sew Like A Boss
Take all three of our SEW LIKE A BOSS classes in a one day intensive! You'll leave with two amazing bags made by you & sewing knowledge pouring out of your ears! Intensive usually held on a Saturday or Sunday.
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:
Class Cancellation/Refund Policy for Intensives
We require 4 weeks notice for a full refund, if you paid in full when registering.
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.