The Fremont tote is your superhero utility belt disguised as a sleek everyday bag. It features exterior pockets, zipper closure, interior pocket, and timeless leather straps You’ll start as a beginning stitcher and leave as a bag-sewing expert! Ellie is offering extra Fremont tote kits to students in class for the same kit price of $100, instead of the regular price of $140! Kit fee $65, payable to Ellie in class. Kit includes waxed canvas exterior fabric cut and ready to sew, canvas interior lining, zipper, rivets, leather handles and other hardware to create your bag. Ellie will bring a selection of colors. Please bring:
All purpose coordinating thread (Bring a selection of colors if you have them so you can match your kit.)
Jeans 100 needles (link to needles on Amazon
Sewing Machine Required
Ellie Lum is an accomplished creative entrepreneur, artist, and skill-building educator based out of Portland, OR. Ellie’s passion lies at the intersection of education, art, creative business, and environmental justice. Along with her passion for creating, she is deeply committed to sharing her skills with those who want to learn. As a business owner of 20 years in a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Bags, she has honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her how to master the craft of industrial sewing as well as small business management. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Ecoliteracy, where she studied adult hands-on learning theory in garden education. For the past few years she’s been teaching sewing and mentoring folks on their creative business ventures through her DIY Workshop and handmade goods brand, Klum House.