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, 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.
Apparel 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. 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 Saturdays, 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
Apparel 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.
"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: AC Series-Weds am ($289.00) AC Series-Weds pm ($289.00) AC Series-Thursday ($289.00) AC Series-Saturday ($289.00) AC1-Weds am ($99.00) AC1-Weds pm ($99.00) AC1-Thursday ($99.00) AC1-Saturday ($99.00) AC2-Weds am ($99.00) AC2 - Weds pm ($99.00) AC2 - Thursday ($99.00) AC2 - Saturday ($99.00) AC3 - Weds am ($99.00) AC3 - Weds pm ($99.00) AC3 - Thursday ($99.00) AC3 - Saturday ($99.00)
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Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing - February 7, 2015
Kids & Teens Sewing - March 7, 2015
SPRING BREAK FASHION CAMP - March 23, 2015
Learn to Sew - April 6, 2015
Apparel Construction - April 8, 2015
Mommy & Me - April 11, 2015
Draping 1 & 2 - April 6, 2015
Pattern Design (Pattern 3) - April 8, 2015
Patternmaking-Intro - April 9, 2015
Pattern Knits & Stretch (Pattern 4) - May 20, 2015
Fit & Pattern Alteration - June 6, 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
Pants & Jeans - April 7, 2015
Eco-Couture - April 9, 2015
Sewing Knits - April 10, 2015
Dresses - May 19, 2015
Sew Faux - May 19, 2015
Bra Patterning & Construction - May 21, 2015
Creating Line Sheets & Look Books - March 4, 2015
Flats & Technical Packages - April 6, 2015
Portfolio - April 6, 2015
Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design - April 7, 2015
History of Fashion - April 9, 2015
Fashion Illustration Intensives - May 2, 2015