Special Event with Ellie Lum

Sew The Fremont Bag

Klum House bags are stylish and functional—classic designs built to stand the test of time. The Fremont Bag workshop provides an opportunity to sew a beautiful bag under the guidance of the designer, Ellie Lum. You will be provided with a complete kit and 6 hours of instruction from Ellie. The use of special tools will also be provided.

The Fremont is the ultimate crossbody bag for hands-free adventures. With a zipper top closure, interior and exterior pockets, a natural canvas lining, and sturdy leather handles, this bag is ready for anything—just like you.

  • Dimensions: 10.5″ H x 11″ W (at bottom) x 5″ D
  • Heavy-duty, water-resistant waxed canvas exterior
  • Fully-lined with natural army duck canvas
  • Leather cross body strap
  • Leather handles for a second carrying option
  • Zipper closure with leather zipper pulls
  • Interior pocket for keeping essentials organized
  • 2-compartment exterior pocket
  • Metal D-ring to attach keys


  • Cut and hole-punch leather straps (if needing to modify length of straps)
  • Sew heavy-duty waxed canvas on a home sewing machine
  • Sew a zipper with lining
  • Construct boxed corners
  • Install a Chicago screw
  • Attach and reinforce leather straps
  • Set metal double-cap rivet

Here list of supplies you will need to bring.
The Fremont Bag Supply List

The Fremont Bag Supply List


Of course, you will also need your sewing machine. If you have mobility issues that will make it difficult to bring your machine, Montavilla Sewing has a small number of machines available on a first-come-first-served basis. Add to your cart when you register.

Registration closes August 1, 2024.

Saturday, November 2, 2024
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Mill End Store
4955 SW Western Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005

Enrollment is limited. Registration is required.

Bring your own lunch.

Members: Log in to register.


About  Ellie

Klum House founder Ellie Lum has over twenty years of professional bag making experience. With roots in industrial sewing and small batch manufacturing, Ellie’s superpower is teaching makers to achieve professional-quality results on a home sewing machine – and have a hell of a lot of fun while doing it. She’s passionate about empowering folks through sharing her craft.

Ellie believes that when you make something from start to finish with your own two hands, you can’t help but emerge transformed. You learn to embrace imperfection, dismantle limiting beliefs, and develop a sense of your own efficacy. You are powerful! Make more beautiful things.