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 sessions. Priced per person. Includes patterns.
APPAREL CONSTRUCTION SERIES: Wednesdays, September 10-November 26, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, September 13-December 6, 10 am-1 pm (no class Thanksgiving weekend).
(The Apparel Construction level 1 classes are underway. Please register for a private lesson to catch up so you can join level 2 or click here to get on the wait list for the next series. It will start in January.)
Apparel Construction 1.0: Wednesdays, September 10-October 1, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, September 13-October 4, 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, October 8-29, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, October 11-November 1, 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, November 5-26, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, November 8-December 6, 10 am-1 pm (no class Thanksgiving weekend).
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.
"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--Saturday ($99.00) AC3-Weds am ($99.00) AC3-Weds pm ($99.00) AC3-Saturday ($99.00)
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Apparel Construction - September 10, 2014
Learn to Sew - September 15, 2014
Kids & Teens Sewing - September 15, 2014
Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing - October 13, 2014
Santa's Workshop - December 2, 2014
Mommy & Me - January 24, 2015
Fit & Pattern Alteration - July 14, 2014
Optitex-Computer Patternmaking - September 8, 2014
Pattern grading - November 15, 2014
Draping 1 & 2 - January 5, 2015
Patternmaking-Intro - January 7, 2015
Pattern Design (Pattern 3) - January 9, 2015
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
Petticoats - November 3, 2014
Menswear-Ties - November 7, 2014
Intermediate Sewing: Casual Jacket - January 6, 2015
Outerwear - January 8, 2015
Lingerie - January 9, 2015
Menswear-Shirts - January 9, 2015
Concept & Development 2 - January 6, 2015
Creating Line Sheets & Look Books - February 3, 2015