Kids & Teens Sewing

Price: $78.00    Class begins: June 6, 2015

Kids & Teens Sewing (ages 8-13), with Lynn Weglarz, children's sewing book author
Saturdays, June 6-27, 10 am- noon  Sorry, this class is full.  Click here to get on the wait list.  Or try a private lesson or our Summer Camps for kids & teens.
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


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



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Available Spaces: 0

Learn to Sew

Price: $99.00    Class begins: July 13, 2015

Beginning-SewingIf you’ve never or barely touched a machine, LEARN TO SEW is the class for you!

If you’ve done some sewing but want to improve your skills, click here for the Apparel Construction class.



Learn to Sew Series:  Mondays-Thursdays, July 13-30, 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.

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-646Learn to Sew 1.  Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, 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.  

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-649Learn to Sew 2.  Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 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.  (Pre-req: LTS1)

Learn to Sew 3.  Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 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. (Prereq: LTS 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
"I loved learning all the seams and how to use my buttonhole maker." -- Jean
"Lots of great information & tips/tricks!  Fun, fulfilling class." Katie

Available Spaces: 24

Apparel Construction

Price: $99.00    Class begins: July 13, 2015

If you’ve never or barely touched a machine, click here for the LEARN TO SEW classes.

If you’ve done some sewing but want to learn professional techniques, you are ready for Apparel Construction.

Apparel Construction Summer Series: Monday-Thursday, July 13-30, 10 am-1 pm.
$99 each level or $289 for a series of 3 levels. Each level last 4 sessions. Priced per person. Includes patterns.

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-603Apparel Construction 1.0:
Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, 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 : Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 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 


Men's Camp Shirt

PDX_SEW_PATTERNS_2014-614Apparel Construction 3.0:  Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 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.

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

"Lisa is great.  I learned so many helpful techniques and little tricks to make things easier or more efficient." -- Melissa

Available Spaces: 39