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 to learn professional techniques and are ready to make apparel, then try Apparel Construction.
Apparel Construction 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
$89 each level or $259 + $10 kit fee/session for patterns & handouts for a series of 3 levels. Each level last 4 weeks. Priced per person. Includes handouts and patterns.
SUMMER CLASS! Meet every day for four days in a row. See details and registration below.
Apparel Construction 1: Monday-Thursday, July 22-25, 10 am-1 pm.
Apparel Construction 2: Monday-Thursday, July 29-August 1, 10 am-1 pm
Apparel Construction 3: Monday-Thursday, August 5-8, 10 am-1 pm
Tuesdays, April 16-July 2, 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, April 18-July 11, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, April 20-July 13, 10 am-1 pm
Apparel Construction 1.0
Start sewing and build confidence. Learn basic stitches and how to use your machine while you make an A-line skirt with a zipper. Learn how to use commercial patterns. Layout and cut fabric with happy results. Includes patterns & handouts. Prerequisite: Learn to Sew or previous sewing experience
Apparel Construction 2.0 Learn the basics of fitting patterns plus the secrets of elastic while making a casual pair of weekend pants to wear around the house, shopping, gardening or exercise class. Make two kinds of pockets that you should know how to make. Includes patterns & handouts. Prereq: Apparel Construction 1.0
Apparel Construction 3.0 Learn more about how to fit patterns and garments plus the secrets of making a professional garment while you make a blouse: Interfacing, collars, buttonholes and sew on buttons. Includes patterns & handouts. Prereq: Apparel Construction 1.0 & 2.0
Tuesdays, June 11 - July 2, 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, June 13-July 11, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, June 15-July 13, 10 am-1 pm.
No class Thursday, July 4 or Saturday, July 6.
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.
"I don't know if you're the one who encouraged [my daughter] to take this class but whoever it was gets a big thanks from her grandmothers (who both sew) and me (who doesn't). Thank you!" -- Kathryn
Choose an Option: Sewing Machine Rental-one class meeting ($10.00) Sewing Machine Rental-four class meetings ($40.00) Sewing Machine Rental-12 class meetings ($120.00) Apparel Construction 2.0-Saturday-Spring ($99.00) Apparel Construction 3.0-Thursday am-Spring ($99.00) Apparel Construction 3.0-Thursday pm-Spring ($99.00) Apparel Construction 3.0-Saturday-Spring ($99.00) Apparel Construction 3 - Tuesdays-Spring ($99.00) Apparel Construction Series-Summer ($289.00) Apparel Construction 1-Summer ($99.00) Apparel Construction 2-Summer ($99.00)
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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
Portfolio - May 20, 2013
Flats & Technical Packages - May 30, 2013
Fashion Design: Sketching & Illustration - June 15, 2013
Intermediate Sewing: Perfect Shirt - May 28, 2013
Petticoats - May 30, 2013
Sewing Activewear - May 31, 2013
Mad for Plaid - June 20, 2013
Swimwear - July 15, 2013