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, April 12 - June 28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, April 15-July 8
Apparel Construction 1.0: Wednesdays, April 12-May 3, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, Saturdays, April 15-May 6, 2-5 pm
Apparel Construction 2.0 : Wednesdays, May 10-31, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, May 13-June 10, 10 am-1 pm (no class Memorial Day)
Apparel Construction 3.0: Wednesdays, June 7-28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Saturdays, June 17-July 8, 10 am-1 pm
Cost/Cost Options: Non-credit class: $99 each level or $289 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 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
"Apparel construction series was excellent!" -- Jarred