Sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher!
If you’ve never or barely touched a machine, Learn to Sew is the one for you! If you’ve done some sewing but are a bit unsure about your skills or want a refresher and are ready to make apparel, then try Apparel Construction.
Learn to Sew Series: Mondays, September 15-December 1, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, September 16-December 2, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm (The Learn to Sew level 1 classes are underway. Please register for a private lesson to catch up so you can join level 2 or click here to get on the wait list for the next series. It will start in January.)
$99 each level or $289 for the series of all 3 levels. Includes patterns/handouts. Each level lasts 4 sessions. Priced per person.
Learn how to use your machine and sew basic stitches while making an apron.
Learn to Sew 1. Mondays, September 15-October 6, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, September 16-October 7, 10 am-1 pm OR 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 how to easily add sleeves, encase seams and make a belt.
Learn to Sew 2. Mondays, October 13-November 3, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, October 14-November 4, 10 am-1 pm OR 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.
Learn to Sew 3. Mondays, November 10-December 1, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, November 11-December 2, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm. Make a comfy pajama top & drawstring pants. Sew buttons and buttonholes with your machine. Sew details right for real clothes that look like you bought them from a store, not made them at home. Find out the secrets of interfacing and elastic. Sew a professional pocket and collar. Includes pattern, handouts. Prerequisite: LTS 1 & 2
Learn about interfacing and elastics plus how to sew collars, lapels, buttons and buttonholes.
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
Choose an Option: LTS 2-Monday ($99.00) LTS 2-Tuesday am ($99.00) LTS 2-Tuesday pm ($99.00) LTS 3 - Monday ($99.00) LTS 3 - Tuesday am ($99.00) LTS 3 - Tuesday pm ($99.00)
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See a list of all Portland Sewing classes
Apparel Construction - September 10, 2014
Learn to Sew - September 15, 2014
Kids & Teens Sewing - September 15, 2014
Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing - October 13, 2014
Santa's Workshop - December 2, 2014
Optitex-Computer Patternmaking - September 8, 2014
Pattern Knits & Stretch - October 23, 2014
Pattern grading - November 15, 2014
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
Dresses - September 11, 2014
Swimwear - October 20, 2014
Couture Jacket - October 21, 2014
Scuba Skirt - October 22, 2014
Couture Dress - October 23, 2014
Sewing Activewear - October 24, 2014
Flats & Technical Packages - October 20, 2014
Concept & Development - October 21, 2014