Our Classes

French Curves

Price: $12.00    Class begins:

For patternmaking and draping.

With these curves, you have all you need to draft your patterns or turn your drapes into patterns.  All have measurements on one edge.  And they are see-through, so you can better place your lines and square your corners.

We love them and so will you!

6012-NeckEdgeNeck Curve, $6.  For tight curves and circles. 12"

 

 

 

6112-ArmholeArmhole Curve, $6.  For oblong shapes such as armholes.  Perfect for sleeve caps too. 12"

 

6224-VaryFormVaryForm Curve, $12.  The jack of all trades.  Use it for hems, crotch curves, swimwear and performance wear. 24"

6324-HipHip Curve, $12.  To give you that gradual curve that needs to be just right. 24"

2-x18-2"x18" ruler, $6.  If you don't have this in your tool kit, you aren't a pattern maker!

 

Plus shipping and handling.

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Ruler Packs for patternmaking

Price: $89.99    Class begins:

RulerPack

Keep your pattern tools safe in our ruler packs. Made in Portland Oregon.


A student favorite:  The best way to carry your pattern rulers and tools.  They are safe and protected here.  Features:

-- Fabric outer

-- Waterproof nylon liner

-- Three pockets to hold all your tools

-- Cover to keep tools from slipping out of the pouch

-- Reinforced to be sturdy

-- Made in Portland, Oregon.

Buy the ruler pack alone for $29.99.

Or buy it fully loaded with all the pattern tools you'll need to do your job, including:

-- Notcher to mark guidelines and dart legs

-- Wood-handled tapered awl to mark dart tips and details

-- Stiletto tracing wheel to copy your patterns

-- Skinny tape measure to measure curves

-- 4 sandwich line rulers:  Neck, armhole, hip, varyform for crotch and hems

-- 2"x18" C-through ruler.  Your most important tool.

Buy the ruler pack fully loaded for $89.99, a 15% discount over buying the tools separately.

Ruler Pack Fully loaded

Inside pockets hold and protect your tools.

Pattern Tools

Fully loaded packs come with 5 rulers and 4 tools -- all essential to patternmaking.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Dress Forms

Price: $499.00    Class begins: June 25, 2013

Dress Forms -- Mark your form with style lines to make garments that fit you.

Dress Forms -- Mark your form with style lines to make garments that fit you.

Get your professional dress form from Portland Sewing.  These are the same forms used by Parsons and FIT.  If they are good enough for New York, they're good enough for Portland!

Features of our professional dress forms:

-- Pinnable linen padded surface
-- Collapsible shoulders
-- Sturdy wire cage on bottom for skirt measurements
-- Adjustable height
Your dress form is assembled and ready for you to use within two weeks of your order.

Full Body Front

Choose the form based on your smallest of your bust, waist or hip measurements.  Click here for the size chart.  Then make your purchase below.  Prices range from $350-$525 based on size.  Price includes shipping from New York & handling.  You'll pick up your form at Portland Sewing.

Looking for a full body form with legs instead of a cage?  Click here for that price sheet.

Want to learn how to pad out your dress form to meet the rest of your measurements?  Click here for our Body Double class.

Ready to use your dress form in our Draping classes?  Click here to go to that page.

For questions, contact info@portland sewing.com.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Price: $500.00    Class begins: October 28, 2013


Give the gift of creativity!  

Buy a gift certificate for the fashion designer in your life.

Certificates are e-mailed as a pdf.  Let us know if you'd rather have it mailed within one week of receipt of check and sent in a decorative Portland Sewing envelope or if you'd rather pick it up at Portland Sewing instead.

Suggestions:

$35 -- Gives you three hours of Rehab or Pattern Lab or a one-hour private lesson.

$50 -- Gives you a private lesson plus some supplies.

$99 -- Gives you one level (12 hours of class time) of Learn to Sew or Beginning Sewing.  Includes pattern and handouts!

$169 -- Gives you one level (18 hours of class time) of any Intermediate Sewing class such as knits, jackets, shirts, pants, jeans, menswear, leatherworking and more. Includes pattern and handouts!

$199 -- Gives you one level (18 hours of class time) of any Advanced class such as patternmaking, draping, couture, tailoring!

$300 -- Gives you enough to buy a dress form or some models of sewing machines!

$500 -- Go wild!

Have another amount in mind?  Send an e-mail to info@portlandsewing.com and we'll make special arrangements for you.

Be sure to tell us your name and e-mail plus the name, address (street, city, state, zip) and e-mail for your loved one.

Gift certificates are good for one year from date of purchase and are redeemable for Portland Sewing classes and items from the Portland Sewing supply store.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Sewing Machines

Price: $249.95    Class begins: November 19, 2013

Janome DC2013

Get your sewing machines from Portland Sewing.  We carry only well-built, mid-range (no fancy embroidery) machines that can stand the test of time.  All of the machines  are made of ballistic plastic and metal in Japan or Taiwan.  No cheap plastic parts.  No "made in China."

Looking for a starter machine?  Try a Baby Lock Anna or Molly.

Want some variety in stitches and automatic buttonhole?  Step up to a Baby Lock Rachel.

Looking for a good all-purpose machine that will last you many years?  Look at the Janome QS30.  It has extra feet.  The plateau that wraps around the arm of the machine gives you a larger flat sewing surface for faster sewing.  Or choose the most popular machine of all, the Janome DC2013.

Think you might want decorative stitches for christening gowns?  You might want to start with a Viking Emerald 116.

Getting serious about apparel sewing?  Then Pfaffs are for you.  We have the Ambition Essentials and Ambition 1.0.  These are the most powerful machines with their metal motors and built-in walking foot -- they have a need for speed.

Click on the links to read all the details about each machine.

Choose your favorite.   Make your purchase below.  Pick up your machine at Portland Sewing.  Then sign up for a sewing class!

All of our machines are backed and serviced by Montavilla Sewing Centers with 4 locations for your convenience.

For questions, contact info@portland sewing.com.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Private Lessons

Price: $35.00    Class begins: January 4, 2014

Private lessons

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2-5 pm.  

$35/hour/person
Have a special sewing project where you need expert help? Have a new sewing machine or serger and don’t know how to use it? Need a one-on-one session to learn or brush up on fashion design, draping, patternmaking or illustration skills?

Then private lessons are for you.

All sessions are one-on-one with the appropriate experienced apparel professionals.

You must register at least 48 hours before attending.  Book your spot now! Just let us know which day and time you prefer, the project you have in mind and, if you’re learning a machine, the make and model of your machine when you register.

Adobe:  You must have taken the Adobe Illustration class and have CS4 or higher loaded on your laptop.  Bring your laptop to your private lesson.  Adobe private lessons may be small group sessions of 1-3 students.

Class policies

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Apparel Business Consultations

Price: $55.00    Class begins: January 8, 2014

Apparel Business Consultations

Tuesday-Saturday 1-6 pm.

$55/hour

Need advice for your apparel business?  Need help with product development and refining your product ideas?  Need help finding the right sources for your fabric and labor?

Then consultations are for you.

All sessions are one-on-one with the appropriate experienced apparel professionals.  Thanks to our non-disclosure policy, your ideas are safe with us.

You must register at least 24 hours before attending.  Book your spot now! Just let us know which day, what time, the business needs you have in mind.

Class policies

Available Spaces: 92

Rehab (aka Open Sewing)

Price: $50.00    Class begins: January 11, 2014

Complete your projects in Rehab.

Rehab (Open Sewing): Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm.

$10/hour:  Buy a class or buy a card of 6 for $50 — a $10 discount!

Confess!  You have:

-- Projects you’ve never finished.

-- Projects you never started.

-- A simple alteration you need to fix.

-- A favorite garment you'd like to copy.

Face your fears and get professional help!  Make patterns fit you before you cut out your fabric.  Bring in your latest project or those UFOs (unfinished objects!). Get help with difficult garment construction techniques or patternmaking projects that have you stuck.
You must register at least 24 hours before attending.  Let us know your project.

Minimum of 4 students per Rehab session.  Rehab is priced per person per hour.

Thanks!

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Optitex-Computer Patternmaking

Price: $998.00    Class begins: September 8, 2014

Computer Patternmaking, Grading, Marking with Optitex
Contact us to arrange your private or group session:  info@portlandsewing.com

$998/person for 20 hours of training.  Includes plotting paper, use of plotter.

Limited to 4 students/session.  Prerequisites:  Intro and Advanced Patternmaking (Pattern 1-4)

with instructor Sharon Blair, Northwest representative for Optitex

 

Computer Patternmaking.
Go from flat pattern to CAD (computer-aided design) in twelve sessions.  You'll learn to digitize your patterns, modify them, check and correct notches, armholes, necklines and seamlines, create variations and seam allowances.  You'll also learn the principles of grading and marking, then apply them to your pattern.  Use Optitex 12 -- the same software used by Nike and many designers -- and an Algotex digitizer.

Grading.
Learn the principles of cardinal points and grade rules on a flat pattern, then move to the computer program and apply them to your pattern. Size grading is the process of increasing and decreasing clothing sizes. Fashion designers work with a patternmaker to develop their first patterns. Samples are made from these patterns and when they are complete and ready to be produced, they need to be graded. The pattern pieces are increased and decreased at specific locations to create each size.  Need to know more about grading?  Take our basic grading class.

Marking.
Layout a size run of your patterns for the best fabric usage for your size runs and styles.  Learn the difference between mixed, single size and other markers and which to use where. A marker is a layout of the pattern pieces that a cutting service will place on top of the spread fabric. Your goal: The highest fabric usage while conforming to grainline and sizes per your company's requirements.   Need to know more about make?  Take our advanced grading and marking class.


Available Spaces: 8

Apparel Construction

Price: $99.00    Class begins: September 10, 2014

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.)

Portland Sewing_AUG_2013_PatternApparel 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).

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

Available Spaces: 1

Patternmaking-Intro

Price: $389.00    Class begins: September 10, 2014

Learn the professional way to make patterns for commercial or personal use.

Introduction to Patternmaking Series (Pattern 1&2) with Cindy Persson of StudioSKB

Pattern Intro Series: Wednesdays, September 10 - December 3, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm 

After these classes, you will be ready to design clothes — for yourself or others.  You will have patterns that fit and you’ll be able to turn it into innumerable designs for skirts, shirts and blouses, dresses and pants.

Take the whole 13-week series  for $789 or $445 for Pattern 1, $389  for Pattern 2. Series includes pattern papers and textbook “Building Patterns” by Suzy Furrer and special handouts.


Patternmaking 1.  Wednesdays, September 10-October 22, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm (Sorry.  This class is full.  Please register for the evening class or click here to get on the wait list.)

Draft slopers made to your measurements.  Start with a torso sloper that you can use for dresses, jackets and coats.  Create a bodice sloper for blouses and shirts.  Go to sleeves.  Then create a skirt sloper.  Finish with pants.  Prerequisite: Beginning sewing, experience with commercial patterns.


Patternmaking 2.  Six weeks: Wednesdays, October 29-December 3, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.  Use your slopers to make patterns for garments made from woven fabric:  Bodices, sleeves, skirts and pants.  Learn how to manipulate darts into tucks, gather, flares and seams to make more creative designs.  Draft necklines and collars. Prerequisite: Beginning sewing, Pattern 1.
“I wanted to let you know I made another dress from pattern class, it’s an evening gown with a boat neck front and v back and bell sleeves and I’ve worn it twice now. I’m now working on making the boot cut jeans, and successfully put the front fly in. Thanks for the class, it was awesome.”  – Karen C, Fall 2013 pattern intro class

Available Spaces: 18

Learn to Sew

Price: $99.00    Class begins: September 15, 2014

Beginning-SewingIf 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 a refresher and are ready to make apparel, then try Apparel Construction.

Learn to Sew Series:  Mondays, September 15-December 1, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, September 16-December 2, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm   (The Learn to Sew 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.)

$99 each level or $289 for the series of all 3 levels.  Includes patterns/handouts. Each level lasts 4 sessions. Priced per person.


Learn how to use your machine and sew basic stitches while making an apron.

Learn how to use your machine and sew basic stitches while making an apron.

Learn to Sew 1.  MondaysSeptember 15-October 6, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, September 16-October 7, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.  Learn to sew in this first level of beginning sewing. Bring your machine or rent one from us. Learn basic survival stitches — as well as the way professionals sew — while you make an apron. Sew quickly and painlessly. Learn to read and understand commercial patterns. No sewing experience is required. Includes pattern & handouts.  


Learn how to easily add sleeves, encase seams and make a belt.

Learn how to easily add sleeves, encase seams and make a belt.

Learn to Sew 2.  Mondays, October 13-November 3, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, October 14-November 4, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm .  Improve on the skills you have learned in LTS 1 or sewing at home. You will make a robe with band, pockets and sash. Match your pockets and make them even. Learn the proper way to make a faced front. Work with large volumes of fabric and tricky layouts. Includes pattern & handouts.  


Learn to Sew 3.  Mondays, November 10-December 1, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, November 11-December 2, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.  Make a comfy pajama top & drawstring pants. Sew buttons and buttonholes with your machine. Sew details right for real clothes that look like you bought them from a store, not made them at home. Find out the secrets of interfacing and elastic. Sew a professional pocket and collar. Includes pattern, handouts. Prerequisite: LTS 1 & 2

Learn about interfacing and elastics plus how to sew collars, lapels, buttons and buttonholes.

Learn about interfacing and elastics plus how to sew collars, lapels, buttons and buttonholes.

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.

"loving it!!  [This class] has inspired me to pursue something I've wanted to do for years... thanks" -- Jim

Available Spaces: 2

Kids & Teens Sewing

Price: $74.00    Class begins: September 15, 2014

Kids & Teens Sewing (ages 8-13), with Lynn Weglarz, children's sewing book author
Mondays 4-5:45 pm.  $74/person/session
You will learn to sew! Become friends with a machine, learn basic stitches fearlessly and have fun!

Wendy, Claire, Molly, Phobe and their drawstring bagsLevel 1: Pillowcase, drawstring bag and digital music player case.

September session:  September 15-October 6

October session:  October 13-November 3

November session:  November 10-December 1

Get to know your sewing machine.  Learn all the parts, how to thread it and make a bobbin.  Sew straight lines and corners while making the perfect iPod purse.  We’ll make pillowcases for sleepovers or for a gift.  Then we'll make a drawstring tote bag, perfect for carrying books or carrying clothes for a sleepover.  No sewing experience is required.  Includes handouts.

KnitPJSetLevel 2- Secret Pocket Pillow and PJ pants.  October 13-November 3

Make fun seams, easy hems and waistbands.  Learn about elastic and more complicated layouts.  Learn how to control fabric and the proper way to sew a pair of pants.  Save your leftover fabric to make a cool secret pocket pillow. Take your outfit to spirit day or wear it around the house or to sleepovers!  Prerequisite:  Kids & Teens level 1

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Level 3-Comfy robe.   November 10-December 1

Make a comfy robe of cotton or flannel with band, pockets and sash.  Match your pockets and make them even. Learn the proper way to cut fabric and sew sleeves.  Improve on your skills.  Prerequisite:  Kids & Teens levels 1 & 2

GONE THROUGH THE BASICS AND WANT MORE?  TRY ADVANCED KIDS SEWING.

Available Spaces: 11

Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing

Price: $74.00    Class begins: October 13, 2014

Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing.  Gone through the basic Kids & Teens classes?  Then you are ready to make real clothes.  Choose the level:  Level 4/Skirts, Level 5/Pants, Level 6/Knit Dress.

Classes meet on Mondays, 4-5:45 pm.  Then tell us which session you'd like to attend.

September session:  September 15- October 6

October session:  October 13-November 3

November session:  November 10-December 1

TwirlySkirtLevel 4 - One or two layered TWIRLY SKIRT.  

Learn how to sew hems.  Sew on elastic.  Add trims and sparklies.  Make your skirt one layer or several or add tiers.  Wear your new skirt home!  Prerequisite:  Kids & Teens levels 1-3

Level 5 - REAL PANTS.  

Learn how to make belt loops, add a zipper and make pockets.  Make a fun tie belt to slide through your belt loops.  Prerequisite:  Kids & Teens levels 1-4

Kids Knit DressLevel 6 - KNIT DRESS.  

Everyone wears them.  You have the skills.  So go ahead and make a knit dress with elastic waistband in two different styles:  Long sleeve or sleeveless.  Prerequisite:  Kids & Teens levels 1-5

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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.

Available Spaces: 3

Knock it Off

Price: $96.00    Class begins: November 1, 2014

Knock it off with Cindy Persson

Saturdays, November 1 & 8, 2-5 pm, $96

Bring in your favorite garment; we’ll help you make a paper pattern and coach you through making new versions.

 

Class policies

Available Spaces: 3

Contracting basics for apparel designers

Price: $52.00    Class begins: November 1, 2014

Contracting basics for apparel designers

Instructor: Owen Schmidt, contract attorney

Saturday, November 1, 10 am-1 pm

$52 for the class, $499 for the Apparel Product Development series

Owen will help you understand the basic elements of a contract. Interpret such phrases as “satisfaction guaranteed,” “best efforts” and more. Understand what you are reading before you sign that contract with a manufacturer, sales rep or buyer. Know what questions to ask. Learn the key phrases common to most contracts and what they mean. Find out what should be in a contract to protect you. In this class, you will prepare your own contracts you can use when acquiring the services you need to run your apparel business.

Step 8 of the 10-part Apparel Product Development series

Part of the Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs

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Available Spaces: 3

Petticoats

Price: $189.00    Class begins: November 3, 2014

Petticoats1 Petticoats2Petticoats with Debra Bruneaux, Portland Opera

Mondays, November 3-December 1, 6-9 pm

$189 (includes sample fabrics, pattern & handouts)

Learn couture techniques from the design houses of Paris and tricks from the pros at Portland Opera as you learn how to layer organza, tulle, net and batiste and eyelet properly to make a petticoat for your wedding dress, party dress, costume or to wear as a skirt!

Available Spaces: 9

Menswear-Ties

Price: $75.00    Class begins: November 7, 2014

Menswear - Ties with Ali Loverink of Duchess Clothiers

Three sessions:  Fridays, November 7-21, 6-9 pm, $75

Learn the basics of making ties from scratch. In this class we will explore the proper way of making a necktie from a pattern to finished product.  We will learn types of interfacing, and different construction methods for making a tie.  You'll end up with a standard necktie and a bowtie.

Available Spaces: 7

Truth About Trade Shows

Price: $52.00    Class begins: November 8, 2014

ABCThe truth about trade shows

Saturday, November 8, 10 am-1 pm

Instructor:  Jason Calderon, owner of West Daily menswear

$52 for the class, $499 for the Apparel Product Development series

 It's where you go to meet with buyers, take orders and meet sales representatives.  But it can be expensive and take a chunk out of your travel budget and time.  Meet with an expert who has been there to discuss:

-- The pros and cons of doing a show.
-- The features of each show, including a list of shows.
-- What to expect.
-- What you should bring. What they should provide.
-- How to make the most of the experience.
-- The cost.

Step 9 in the 10-part Apparel Product Development Series

Part of the Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs

Available Spaces: 4

Protect Your Intellectual property

Price: $52.00    Class begins: November 15, 2014

Apparel Business Classes at Portland SewingProtect Your Intellectual Property

Instructor: Susan Pitchford, IP attorney; Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, LLP

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10-1 pm

$52 for the class, $499 for the Apparel Product Development series

Learn how to protect what you know and what you've created.  Discover the  difference between patent, trademark and copyright.  Walk through the process and cost for getting each.  Find out what happens if you just put a “patent pending” or © or TM on an item without going through the process and cost.

Step 10 of the 10-part Apparel Product Development series

Part of the Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs

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SusanPitchfordPitchford joined Chernoff Vilhauer in 2004 and became a partner in 2008. She has experience advising clients in matters involving a broad range of intellectual property issues.  Susan has substantial litigation experience and has represented clients in trials in both state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington, and at appeals to the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit.

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Class policies

Available Spaces: 7

Pattern grading

Price: $52.00    Class begins: November 15, 2014

Pattern grading by hand

Take the grading series for $96 or individual classes for $52

Saturdays, November 15 & 22, 2-5 pm

Basic grading, November 15, $52

Use slopers to learn the basic principles of changing pattern sizes.  Learn the inside secrets of increasing and decreasing sizes and government standards for grade rules.  Apply these principles to pants, skirts, sleeves and bodices.

 

Advanced grading and marking, November 22, $52

Bring in your patterns and learn how to grade them to different sizes.  Create your own grade rules for cardinal points.  Apply to knits and wovens.  Learn how to set up a marker -- a layout of all you pattern pieces ready for cutting -- for best use of fabric.

Available Spaces: 16

Santa's Workshop

Price: $69.00    Class begins: December 2, 2014

Santa's Workshop

These ladies are ready for the holidays. Are you?

Tuesdays, December 2 & 9; 4-5:45 pm, $69

For kids & teens, ages 8-14

Session 1:  Fleece Fun. Make scarves, a cute hat, or a fleece football.  Session 2:  Christmas Ornaments. Easy ornaments; perfect for gift giving, a hang tag on a present or hang on your Christmas tree. Plus, make a bag to hold your electronic toy, from IPod to an e-reader and everything in between.  The bags can also be customized to be a small wallet or purse.

Class policies

Available Spaces: 8

Intermediate Sewing: Casual Jacket

Price: $189.00    Class begins: January 6, 2015

OLS Jacket

OLS Jean Jacket

Paris Moto Jacket

Paris Moto Jacket

$189 or $349 if combined with Perfect White Shirt. Includes pattern & handouts.

Tuesdays, January 6-February 10, 10 am-1 pm or 6-9 pm

Choose from one of two patterns to make a cool classic that’s suitable for any season of Oregon weather. You’ll learn how to work with denim and other thick fabrics, make bachelor buttons and buttonholes, and five different kinds of professional-looking flat fell seams.

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

Available Spaces: 16

Outerwear

Price: $269.00    Class begins: January 8, 2015

Outerwear

Choose from one of four patterns

Thursdays, January 8-February 26, (8 weeks) 6-9 pm

$269. Includes patterns & handouts

Guess what? It rains in Portland! And yet we still go outside to walk, bike and hike. Create a garment that can help you face winter in the Northwest: Water-repellent, warm and wearable with style. Become familiar with fabrics and findings. Sew details appropriate to such garments.  Includes your choice of one of four patterns. Make your choice of a overcoat, trench coat, pea coat or  parka.  Choose wool or technical fabrics including the latest bonded fabrics.

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction 

Available Spaces: 8

Lingerie

Price: $189.00    Class begins: January 9, 2015

Bias Charmeuse Slip CU

Level 1: Slip, cami, tap pants.

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Level 2: Bra, panties, teddy.

Fridays, Jan 9-March 27, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.

$189 per class or $349 for series.  Includes all patterns.

Level 1: Plan for a romantic evening with a camisole, tap pants and embellished slip.  Work with difficult woven fabrics, such as silk charmeuse.  Learn how to apply elastic and lace. Cut and sew on the bias.

Level 2: Step up your skills and work with knits and stretch fabrics while you make panties, a bra and a teddy.  Attach stretch lace, plush elastic and bra backs and straps.  Discover sources for bra-making materials.  Create garments that fit you and learn how to make garments to fit others.

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

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The lingerie class was fantastic!  I loved learning the techniques and of course, working with gorgeous silk.  The cami/short set I made is so beautiful! -- Suzy, Spring 2014

Available Spaces: 17

PR Techniques

Price: $499.00    Class begins: January 10, 2015

PR techniques

with Eden Dawn, fashion editor for Portland Monthly

Saturday, January 10, 2015 10 am-1 pm

$52 for the class, $499 for the Apparel Product Development series

 

Get the LINE on how to get coverage from bloggers, and the news media while learning the four basic tips for visibility. Eden will guide you though how to make contact with media and when they would like to hear from you. Then she’ll talk about how to get ready for your conversation through:

L: Give your information a Local angle

I: Think about how it will Impact the readers. In other words, why would they care?

N: News means it is New. What is different about what you’re offering?

E: Tell a story. Make your information Entertaining.

By the end of the class, you’ll learn who (and how) to contact in the media. You’ll know how to look at stories from the press’ point of view, how to recognize a news peg and put it first in your e-mail to your contacts, plus find out the things fashion writers don’t want. Most importantly, you’ll know how to see media as friends and colleagues.

Step 10 of the 10-part Apparel Product Development series

Part of the Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs

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Eden Dawn PicEden Dawn (yes, that is her real name) spends her life submerged in fashion as a stylist, writer, and tastemaker. Born and raised in Oregon, she began her style career while still a child, by cheerfully violating numerous dress codes at her private school before turning that troublemaking into her trademark as one of Oregon’s top fashion experts.

The project enthusiastic style lover spends her time as a freelance wardrobe stylist and fashion writer. Not only does she provide regular contributions to Portland Monthly's (Oregon’s award winning magazine) fashion content, style commercial and editorial jobs, and talk about trends frequently on television.

 

Available Spaces: 15

Mommy & Me

Price: $96.00    Class begins: January 24, 2015

Mommy Messenger BagMommy & Me Sewing -- Messenger Bags

Me Messenger BagSaturdays, January 24 & 31, 2-5 pm.

$96/couple.

Make a messenger bag and pouches in this 2-session class.  In the first session, learn about sewing machines, patterns and fabrics.  Lay out your pattern and cut it.  In the second, sew!

Available Spaces: 8

Intermediate Sewing: Perfect White Shirt

Price: $349.00    Class begins: February 17, 2015

White shirts

Choose from one of four looks

Perfect White Shirt

 Tuesdays, February 17-March 24 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

$189 or $349 if combined with Casual Jacket.  Includes for pattern and handouts.

It's the hottest thing on the New York runways:  The classic white shirt.  Choose from one of four styles.   Learn to adjust your pattern to fit you. Then learn techniques from the garment industry for perfect cuffs, collars, collar bands and pockets.  PS:  It doesn't have to be white!

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

Available Spaces: 16