Improve your sewing skills and learn industry methods.
Know how to use a machine but want to sew like a pro? Then when you’re ready for the professional fitting and sewing techniques of this class, Apparel Construction. Never used a machine before? Then start your sewing career with our Beginning Sewing class.
Apparel Construction 1.0Start 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: Beginning Sewing.
Apparel Construction 2.0Learn 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 3.0Learn 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
Dates/Times: Apparel Construction Series: Wednesdays, September 13-December 6, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm (no class Thanksgiving eve)
Apparel Construction 1.0: Wednesdays, September 13-October 4, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Apparel Construction 2.0 : Wednesdays, October 11-November 1, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Apparel Construction 3.0: Wednesdays, November 8-December 6, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm (no class Thanksgiving eve)
Cost/Cost Options: Non-credit class: $109 each level or $319 for a series of 3 levels. Each level last 4 sessions. Priced per person. (non-credit). Includes pattern & handouts.
Buy your supplies at Portland Sewing's supply store with your 20% student discount.
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 love your school! I'm so glad to have found it. I left Apparel Construction with so much confidence, and I've been honing my skills since the class ended. I am glad you have the fortitude to bring something like this into the world." -- Christopher
"Crimping is awesome. The example book is very helpful at home." -- Amanda
"Lisa is great. I learned so many helpful techniques and little tricks to make things easier or more efficient." -- Melissa
"It's all great. Lisa is terrific! -- Verna
"Apparel construction series was excellent!" -- Jarred