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Apparel Construction


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 sessions. Priced per person. Includes patterns.

APPAREL CONSTRUCTION SERIES: Wednesdays, January 7-March 25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, January 8-March 26, 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, January 10-March 28, 10 am-1 pm. 

Portland Sewing_AUG_2013_PatternApparel Construction 1.0: (FULL.  Please consider taking private lessons to cover the AC1 material so you can join AC2.  Or click here to get on the wait list.)  Wednesdays, January 7-28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, January 8-29, 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, January 10-31, 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. 

Apparel Construction 2.0 : Wednesdays, February 4-25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, February 7-28, 10 am-1 pm.  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, March 4-25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, March 7-28, 10 am-1 pm.

Day Dress Short Sleeve

Learn more about how to fit patterns and garments plus the secrets of making a professional garment while you make a princess seamed day dress in blouse, tunic or knee length.  Construct interfacing, collars, buttonholes and sew on buttons.  Guys!  MansCampShirtYou'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.

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"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

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