The Sew Like a Boss bundle includes our three most popular online classes designed to help you build a solid foundation of sewing knowledge so you can go forth and make all kinds of amazing things with your new skills!
First up is Sewing Machine 101, in which Ellie will teach you everything you need to know about how a sewing machine works, including best practices and how to troubleshoot common problems. This class will melt away intimidation and totally demystify the sewing machine, so you can begin creating with confidence.
From there, you’ll be ready to tackle your first sewing project! In the second class, you’ll learn how to make the Portsmith Tote, a classic tote with leather straps that is perfect for beginners. You’ll learn to sew heavy-duty fabrics, create a flat, sturdy base, and attach leather straps with metal rivets.
Finally, you’ll learn to sew the Woodland Dopp Kit, a boxy zipper pouch that’s great for travel. This beginner-friendly project will build on the skills you learned in classes one and two, adding a zipper and boxed corners to the mix! By the time you’re done, you’ll have two finished bags and loads of sewing knowledge.
The bundle price for all three classes is only $59 (regularly $77). The bundle includes Portsmith and Woodland PDF patterns ($18 value). Let's get sewing!
Courses Included with Purchase
Original Price: $77
Ellie Lum is the founder, pattern designer, and head educator at Klum House. With over twenty years of professional bag making experience, she draws on her roots in the industrial sewing industry to make heavy-duty bag making fun and accessible to home stitchers. Ellie has taught hundreds of makers to sew over the years and is known for her fun, casual teaching style and crystal-clear instructions. She believes in the joy, struggle, and triumph that comes from making something from start to finish with your own two hands.
"Ellie walks through every step at a perfect pace. She reinforces the skills that are basics of bag construction. She makes working with leather and rivets so approachable that you’ll be wanting to put rivets on everything!"
- Roxi B.
"The projects taught in the Sew Like a Boss bundle are an awesome introduction to sewing. They have the perfect level of difficulty where I felt challenged but not discouraged. As a visual learner, watching Ellie explain then complete the steps was a great way to fully understand what I was doing."
- Ashley B.
"After taking all three Sew Like a Boss classes, I definitely feel MUCH more confident! I was easily able to create both bags at home on my own with all the skills I learned. The instruction is so supportive and thorough. Thank you!"
- Brittany M.
When does the class start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced, online course, so you decide when you start and finish.
How long do I have access to the class?
For life! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We would never want you to be unhappy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What materials and tools do I need for this class?
You can download the materials lists for each individual class after you enroll. Shop Portsmith and Woodland Maker Kits, along with tools and supplies at klumhouse.com.
How long does it take to complete the course?
The time it takes to complete the course will vary depending on your sewing skill level, so this is entirely up to you. The total video time for all three Sew Like a Boss classes is 2.5 hours, so you can either watch the whole series in one go, or take your time and watch the lessons over a few days. You can return to any of the courses as many times as you like, so there's no rush to complete.
Do I need a specific sewing machine to watch this video?
No! Although sewing machines can have different capabilities, the basics of how the machines operate are almost always the same. If you know how to troubleshoot one machine, you can troubleshoot them all! We're big believers in using what you've got, but if you're in the market for a new sewing machine, we teach all of our in-person classes on Singer Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machines that generally retail for $130-150. That is to say, you don’t need a fancy, expensive sewing machine to make our bags. If you have doubts about the power of your home sewing machine, test it out! Try sewing through multiple layers of heavy-duty canvas. Sometimes when a project gets especially bulky, we have to use the handwheel to manually sew a few stitches. If your sewing machine breaks a needle, skips stitches, or refuses to feed the fabric, it might not be up for the challenge. But we see lots of different home sewing machines come through our teaching studio that do just fine!
What skill level is this class?
This class is suitable for beginners--no previous experience required. It's also great for folks who have some experience with sewing, but would like to revisit the basics and learn more about how their sewing machine works. The classes also cover how to work with heavy-duty materials, like waxed canvas, leather, and metal hardware. Get ready to seriously impress your friends.