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Learn to Sew


Beginning-SewingIf 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 6-June 29, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, April 7-June 23, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm  (No class on Memorial Day).

$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.  Mondays, April 6-27, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, April 7-28, 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.  

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-649Learn to Sew 2.  Mondays, May 4-June 1, 6-9 pm (No class Memorial Day) OR Tuesdays, May 5-25, 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, June 8-29, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, June 2-23, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-648 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

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

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