Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Oregon’s only accredited fashion design college.
Start your adventure here. Learn how to sew apparel at a professional level.
Over the course of the series, complete three projects that teach professional sewing techniques like sewing straight lines WITHOUT pins and other basics including winding a bobbin, threading a sewing machine, reading patterns and cutting fabric on the grain.
Each 4-week level is designed to teach you in a fun and relaxed environment. Sign up for the classes one 4-week level at a time or sign up for the whole 12-week beginning sewing course for a discount.
For ages 14+. Have someone younger who wants to learn to sew? Sign up for a private lesson here.
Beginning Sewing Level 1: Make an apron as you build your sewing skills. Sew basic stitches; practice and apply basic techniques; and learn to read patterns.
Beginning Sewing Level 2 (Prereq: Beginning 1 or private lessons): Improve on the skills you have by sewing a robe with sleeves, band, pockets and sash. Work with large volumes of fabric, tricky layouts, and learn the proper way to make a faced front.
Beginning Sewing Level 3 (Prereq: Beginning 2): Ready to make comfy pjs? Sew buttons and buttonholes with your machine. Find out the secrets of interfacing. Sew a professional pocket and collar.