BEGINNING SEWING

Kids & Teens Sewing

Price: $78.00    Class begins: March 7, 2015

Kids & Teens Sewing (ages 8-13), with Lynn Weglarz, children's sewing book author
Saturdays, March 7-28, 10 am-noon (FULL)  OR
Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 10 am- noon
$78/person
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.

Have you completed Level 1?  Then try:

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.

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

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Available Spaces: 17

Learn to Sew

Price: $99.00    Class begins: April 6, 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, April 6-June 29, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, April 7-June 23, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm  (No class on Memorial Day).

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


PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-646Learn to Sew 1.  Mondays, April 6-27, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, April 7-28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.  (Sorry, the Monday class is full.  Please register for one of the Tuesday classes.)  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.  


PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-649Learn to Sew 2.  Mondays, May 4-June 1, 6-9 pm (No class Memorial Day) OR Tuesdays, May 5-25, 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, June 8-29, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, June 2-23, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.  Make a comfy nightshirt. Sew buttons and buttonholes with your machine. Find out the secrets of interfacing. Sew a professional pocket and collar. Includes pattern, handouts. Prerequisite: LTS 1 & 2

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: 8

Apparel Construction

Price: $289.00    Class begins: April 8, 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, 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 


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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

Available Spaces: 16

Mommy & Me

Price: $96.00    Class begins: April 11, 2015

Mommy & Me Sewing -- PJ PantsMommy&MePajamas

Saturdays, April 11 & 18, 2-5 pm.

$96/couple.

Make a PJ pants 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: 7