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
Mondays April 15-July 8, 6-9 pm OR
Wednesdays, April 17-July 3, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.
$89 each level or $259 for a series of 3 levels + $10/session kit fee for patterns/handouts. Each level lasts 4 weeks. Priced per person.
No class Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
Learn to Sew 1.
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.
Mondays, April 15-May 6, 6-9 pm (Sorry, the level 1 Monday class is full. Please sign up for one of the Wednesday classes.)
Wednesdays, April 17-May 8, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR 2-5 pm
Learn to Sew 2
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. Prerequisite: LTS 1
Mondays, May 13-June 10, 6-9 pm OR
Wednesdays, May 15-June 12, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Learn to Sew 3
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
Mondays, June 17-July 8, 6-9 pm OR
Wednesdays, June 19-July 10, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
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: Learn to Sew 3 - Monday ($99.00) Learn to Sew 3 - Weds am ($99.00) Learn to Sew 3 - Weds pm ($99.00)
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See a list of all Portland Sewing classes
Learn to Sew - June 17, 2013
Kids & Teens Sewing - June 17, 2013
Apparel Construction - July 22, 2013
Summer Camps: Kids & Teens - July 23, 2013
Draping-Advanced - May 28, 2013
Pattern 4 (Knits & Stretch) - May 31, 2013
Patternmaking-Intro - June 5, 2013
Pattern Magic Patternmaking - June 11, 2013
Pattern grading & marking - June 29, 2013
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
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Sewing Activewear - May 31, 2013
Mad for Plaid - June 20, 2013
Swimwear - July 15, 2013