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
$99 each level or $289 for a series of 3 levels. Each level last 4 weeks. Priced per person. Includes patterns.
SERIES: Wednesdays, April 9-June 25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, April 5-June 28, 10 am-1 pm
Apparel Construction 1.0: Wednesdays, April 9-30, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, April 5-26, 10 am-1 pm Start sewing and build confidence. Learn basic stitches and how to use your machine while you make an A-line skirt with a zipper. Guys! You'll make a sports vest. Learn how to use commercial patterns. Layout and cut fabric with happy results. Includes patterns & handouts. Prerequisite: Learn to Sew or previous sewing experience. (Sorry, the Level 1 classes are full. Please click here to get on the wait list for the next class.)
Apparel Construction 2.0 : Wednesdays, May 7-28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, May 3-31, 10 am-1 pm (no class Memorial Day weekend)
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: Wednesdays, June 4-25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, June 7-28, 10 am-1 pm
Learn more about how to fit patterns and garments plus the secrets of making a professional garmentwhile you make a princess seamed day dress in blouse, tunic or knee length. Construct interfacing, collars, buttonholes and sew on buttons. Guys! You'll make a camp shirt. Includes patterns & handouts. Prereq: Apparel Construction 1.0 & 2.0
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: AC2-Weds am ($99.00) AC2-Weds pm ($99.00) AC2-Sat ($99.00) AC3-Weds am ($99.00) AC3-Weds pm ($99.00) AC3-Sat ($99.00)
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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
Collection - February 28, 2014
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: Intimates - 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