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Beginning-SewingIf 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.



Learn to Sew Series:  Mondays-Thursdays, July 13-30, 6-9 pm

$99 each level or $289 for the series of all 3 levels.  Includes patterns/handouts. Each level lasts 4 sessions. Priced per person.

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-646Learn 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.  

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-649Learn 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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