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, January 5-March 23, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, January 6-March 24, 10 am-1 pm OR 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.
Learn how to use your machine and sew basic stitches while making an apron.
Learn to Sew 1. Mondays, January 5-26, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, January 6-27, 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, February 2-23, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, February 3-24, 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, March 2-23, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, March 3-24, 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 Series-Monday ($289.00) LTS Series-Tuesday am ($289.00) LTS Series-Tuesday pm ($289.00) LTS 1 - Monday ($99.00) LTS 1 - Tuesday am ($99.00) LTS 1 - Tuesday pm ($99.00) 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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Kids & Teens Sewing - September 15, 2014
Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing - October 13, 2014
Santa's Workshop - December 2, 2014
Learn to Sew - January 5, 2015
Apparel Construction - January 7, 2015
Mommy & Me - January 24, 2015
Optitex-Computer Patternmaking - September 8, 2014
Pattern grading - November 15, 2014
Draping 1 & 2 - January 5, 2015
Patternmaking-Intro - January 7, 2015
Pattern Design (Pattern 3) - January 9, 2015
Collection - January 9, 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
Petticoats - November 3, 2014
Menswear-Ties - November 7, 2014
Intermediate Sewing: Casual Jacket - January 6, 2015
Couture Lace Dress - January 8, 2015
Eco-Couture - January 8, 2015
Lingerie - January 9, 2015
Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design - January 6, 2015
Concept & Development 2 - January 6, 2015
Fashion Illustration Intensives - January 31, 2015
Creating Line Sheets & Look Books - February 3, 2015