Intro To Sewing: Custom Leather + Canvas Tote Bag & Machine 101

Fun & Easy.

This class is designed to make sewing fun & easy - no prior sewing experience necessary! During this intro to sewing class you will learn the in’s & out’s of your sewing machine and complete a custom tote bag that you stitched up with your own two hands.

Two Classes in One.

The Sewing 101 part of includes a full breakdown of how the machine works— from threading to winding the bobbin to how tension and timing works. The Custom Leather & Canvas Tote Bag part of class breaks down how to pattern, cut, design, and make a leather & canvas tote bag — complete with an inside zipper pocket!


The class is broken down into short 2-5 minute videos that break everything down step-by-step.

Pattern & Instructions included.

Downloadable Pattern & Instructions included in class registration. This class not only includes step-by-step video lessons, but also a fully comprehensive illustrated downloadable Oberlin Custom Tote Bag Pattern + Instructions PDF ($12.99 value) that breaks down the steps in written + illustrative form.

Experienced Teacher.

This class is taught by Ellie Lum, a professional custom bag maker of twenty years & founder of Klum House Workshop. She also holds a degree in education & has 10+ years experience teaching sewing. Learn more about Ellie.