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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, April 8-June 24, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, April 9-June 25, 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, April 11-June 27, 10 am-1 pm. 

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-603Apparel Construction 1.0:
Wednesdays, April 8-29, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, April 9-30, 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, April 11-June 2, 10 am-1 pm.  (Sorry, the Wednesday morning AC1 session is full.  Please register for one of the other sessions.)

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, May 6-27, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, May 7-28, 6-9 pm OR PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-606Saturdays, May 9-June 27,  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 


Men's Camp Shirt

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-614Apparel Construction 3.0:  Wednesdays, June 3-24, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Thursdays, June 4-25, 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, June 13-27, 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

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