This classes has been postponed due to its intensive hands-on nature and the coronavirus closure. Look for new dates as soon as approved by Oregon. If you are registered, you will be notified as soon as the new dates are set. If you have any questions, please contact PFI at


Let’s be honest; for the cost of a garment, you can acquire the skills to make your own. Enjoy a class a’la carte, or go the whole 9 yards and take the entire three-part Beginning Sewing series.

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 1 Apron Supply List

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 2 Robe Supply List

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. Beginning Sewing 3 PJs Supply List

Can’t decide between Beginning Sewing or Apparel Construction?  Try these 5 quick questions to find out.


Britta Hellquist, bespoke tailor; Suzi Gurney, Mercantile & custom clothier; Anne Swanson, patternmaker
SERIES: Mon, May 4-Aug 3, 6-9 pm (No class Memorial Day or Independence Day weekend) OR Tues, May 5-July 21, 10 am-1 pm OR Thurs, May 7-July 23, 6-9 pm
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Cost/Cost Options:
$109 per level OR $319 for the series (includes patterns & handouts)
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