Alpine Luddites

pack making class



July 29-August 1st.

august 26-29th

september 23-26th

please contact me directly if you are interested in a private class. max class size is 3 students. 1 on 1  or upto 3 participantes. Corporate/ student groups are more than welcome. Project scope can be tailored to your requirements. the class description below still stands but wide project scope.

Where: Alpine Luddites studio, Westmore Vermont

Project:top loading classic pack or White light/White Heat upto 30 L.

Cost: 1350

Space: limited to three students



  • No prior sewing experience needed!
  • The class will introduce you to industrial sewing machines, techniques, how to make and adjust  patterns 
  • I'll walk you through making a pattern to fit you, how to sew, install zippers, fabric selection and the details that go into making long lasting gear.
  • you get to make your own pack! options:
  1. White Light/White Heat climbing pack

  2. New Day Rising with a flat Don lid, or no lid.

  3. any top loading classic pack. The Fish pack, Pinnacle, french technique.

  • If you go with a NDR or WL/WH pack you'll be able to set this up as a climbing, ski or backpacking specific pack.
  • all in stock fabrics and components are made available to you as part of the course material fee. This includes woven Dyneema, DX40. If you want certain Trim colors that I don't normally stock I'll make it happen
  • throughout the class i'll answer any questions about any bags or packs I build
  • If it get too tricky I'll lend a hand and make sure you leave with a great pack.

I'll follow up class registration with an informational email.

No refunds unless there is someone waiting to take your place.