BEGINNING SEWING

Learn to Sew

Price: $99.00    Class begins: January 5, 2015

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, January 5-March 23, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, January 6-March 24, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

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

Sorry, this class is full.  Please click here to get on the wait list.  Or ask us (info@portlandsewing.com) about taking private lessons so you can join the Level 2 class.


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.  MondaysJanuary 5-26, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, January 6-27, 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, February 2-23, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, February 3-24, 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, March 2-23, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, March 3-24, 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: 1

Apparel Construction

Price: $99.00    Class begins: January 7, 2015

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, January 7-March 25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, January 10-March 28, 10 am-1 pm.

Sorry, the Level 1 Wednesday evening and Saturday sessions are full.  Please register for Wednesday morning session or click here to get on the wait list.  

Portland Sewing_AUG_2013_PatternApparel Construction 1.0: Wednesdays, January 7-28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, January 10-31, 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, February 4-25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, February 7-28, 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, March 4-25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, March 7-28, 10 am-1 pm.

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.

Class policies

"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: 6

Mommy & Me

Price: $96.00    Class begins: January 24, 2015

Mommy&Me SewingMommy & Me Sewing -- Messenger Bags

Saturdays, 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: 6

Kids & Teens Advanced Sewing

Price: $78.00    Class begins: February 7, 2015

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.

$78/person.  Classes meet on Saturdays. Tell us which session you'd like to attend. 

February session:  February 7-28, 2-4 pm

March session:  March 7-28, 10 am-noon

TwirlySkirt

Level 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

Class policies

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: 8

Kids & Teens Sewing

Price: $78.00    Class begins: February 7, 2015

Kids & Teens Sewing (ages 8-13), with Lynn Weglarz, children's sewing book author
Saturdays, 2-4 pm.  $78/person
February session:  February 7-28, 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm  Sorry the February, 2-4 pm session is full.  Please register for the February 10 am-noon or the March session or get on the Wait List for February 2-4 pm
March session:  March 7-28, 10 am-noon
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.

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.  

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. 

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?  CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT ADVANCED KIDS SEWING.

WANT TO DO SOMETHING TOGETHER?  SIGN UP FOR MOMMY & ME.

HAVE YOUR SEWING BIRTHDAY PARTY AT PORTLAND SEWING.  CONTACT info@portlandsewing.com FOR DETAILS.

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Available Spaces: 6

SPRING BREAK FASHION CAMP

Price: $120.00    Class begins: March 23, 2015

Spring Break Fashion Camp

For Kids & Teens ages 8-13

with Lynn Weglarz, ASG

Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 2-5 pm

$120; priced per person.  Includes handouts and patterns.

Become a fashion designer!

Your client urgently needs your design expertise!  A new season has begun and she has nothing to wear.  She is looking for a new look and you are the only one she trusts to make it.

You will:

-- Cut and paste a mood board.

-- Make simple sketches to create a trend-appropriate look that showcases your particular style as a designer.

-- Use one of your sketches to drape and make your own fashion garment from the fabric of your choice.

-- Wear your garment home.  We'll have take pictures of your FABULOUS design.

Prereq:  Kids & Teens Beginning Sewing or equivalent

Available Spaces: 8