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, April 7 -June 30 6-9 pm OR
Tuesdays, April 8-June 24, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
$99 each level or $289 for the series of all 3 levels. Includes $10/session kit fee for patterns/handouts. Each level lasts 4 weeks. Priced per person.
Learn how to use your machine and sew basic stitches while making an apron.
Learn to Sew 1. Mondays, April 7-28 OR Tuesdays, April 8-29 . Sorry, the Learn to Sew 1 classes are full. Click here to get on the wait list for the next class. 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, May 5-June 2 OR Tuesdays, May 6-27. Each day 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. Prerequisite: LTS 1
Learn to Sew 3. Mondays, June 9-30 OR Tuesdays, June 3-24. Each day 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 pm ($99.00) LTS 2 - Tuesday am ($99.00) LTS 2 - Tuesday pm ($99.00) LTS 3 - Monday pm ($99.00) LTS 3 - Tuesday am ($99.00) LTS 3 - Tuesday pm ($99.00) LTS 3 - Winter term ($99.00)
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See a list of all Portland Sewing classes
Learn to Sew - April 7, 2014
Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing - April 7, 2014
Kids & Teens Sewing - April 7, 2014
Apparel Construction - April 9, 2014
Mommy & Me - Apron - April 26, 2014
Optitex-Computer Patternmaking - October 28, 2013
Draping 1 & 2 - April 7, 2014
Pattern grading - May 10, 2014
Pattern 4 (Knits & Stretch) - May 20, 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
Intermediate Sewing: Safari Jacket - May 22, 2014
Lingerie - May 23, 2014
Advanced Tailoring - May 23, 2014
Mad for Plaid - June 7, 2014
Apparel Business Consultations - January 8, 2014
Apparel Business Plan - May 7, 2014