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Apparel Construction


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If you’ve never or barely touched a machine, click here for the LEARN TO SEW classes.

If you’ve done some sewing but want to learn professional techniques, you are ready for Apparel Construction.

Apparel Construction Summer Series: Monday-Thursday, July 13-30, 10 am-1 pm.
$99 each level or $289 for a series of 3 levels. Each level last 4 sessions. Priced per person. Includes patterns.


PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-603Apparel Construction 1.0:
Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, 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 : Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 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 


MansCampShirt

Men's Camp Shirt

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-614Apparel Construction 3.0:  Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 10 am-1 pm.  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!  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.

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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

"Lisa is great.  I learned so many helpful techniques and little tricks to make things easier or more efficient." -- Melissa


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