Sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher!
Learn to Sew is beginning sewing for those who have never used a sewing machine.
If you’ve never or barely touched a machine, LEARN TO SEW is the class for you! If you’ve done some sewing but want to improve your skills, click here for the Apparel Construction class.
SUMMER CLASSES! Learn to Sew Series: Mondays-Thursdays, July 13-30, 6-9 pm ONE SPOT LEFT!
$99 each level or $289 for the series of all 3 levels. Includes patterns/handouts. Each level lasts 4 sessions. Priced per person.
In Learn to Sew, you make an apron (Level 1), robe (Level 2) and nightshirt (Level 3) as you build you skills.
Learn to Sew 1. Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, 6-9 pm. Learn to sew in this first level of beginning sewing. Bring your machine or rent one from us. Learn basic survival stitches — as well as the way professionals sew — while you make an apron. Sew quickly and painlessly. Learn to read and understand commercial patterns. No sewing experience is required. Includes pattern & handouts.
Learn to Sew 2. Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 6-9 pm. Improve on the skills you have learned in LTS 1 or sewing at home. You will make a robe with band, pockets and sash. Match your pockets and make them even. Learn the proper way to make a faced front. Work with large volumes of fabric and tricky layouts. Includes pattern & handouts. (Pre-req: LTS1)
Learn to Sew 3. Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 6-9
pm. Make a comfy nightshirt. Sew buttons and buttonholes with your machine. Find out the secrets of interfacing. Sew a professional pocket and collar. Includes pattern, handouts. (Prereq: LTS 2)
Don't have a sewing machine? Rent one of our nice, new machines for $10/class meeting. Apply your rent to owning to machine when you buy your machine from us.
"loving it!! [This class] has inspired me to pursue something I've wanted to do for years... thanks" -- Jim
"I loved learning all the seams and how to use my buttonhole maker." -- Jean
"Lots of great information & tips/tricks! Fun, fulfilling class." Katie
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See a list of all Portland Sewing classes
Learn to Sew - July 13, 2015
Apparel Construction - July 13, 2015
Kids & Teens Sewing - September 19, 2015
Santa's Workshop - December 5, 2015
Optitex-Computer Patternmaking - July 7, 2015
Patternmaking-Intro - July 13, 2015
Make Your Body Double - July 16, 2015
Basic Draping - July 20, 2015
Draping 1 & 2 - September 14, 2015
Pattern Design (Pattern 3) - September 17, 2015
2111 NE 43rd Ave.,
Phone: (503) 927-5457
1 block north of NE 43rd & Sandy
BUS: #12 bus,
MAX: 7 blocks from the Hollywood MAX station
Couture Vacation! - July 20, 2015
Sewing Knits - September 15, 2015
Intermediate Sewing: Casual Jacket - September 17, 2015
Corsets & Bustiers - September 18, 2015
Menswear-Shirts - September 18, 2015
Sewing Activewear - October 27, 2015
Fashion Illustration Intensives - July 11, 2015
Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design - September 16, 2015
Concept & Development - September 16, 2015
Flats & Technical Packages - September 17, 2015
History of Fashion - September 17, 2015