Portland Fashion Institute’s Beginning Sewing series is the most comprehensive beginner sewing class in Portland. We chose these beginner sewing projects to give you the sewing skills needed for any sewing project. Learn to sew in a fun and relaxed environment.  Sign up for the sewing classes one at a time or sign up for the whole beginning sewing series for a discount.

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

Don’t know how to use a sewing machine?  Then Beginning Sewing is for you.  Still can’t decide between Beginning Sewing or Apparel Construction?  Try these 5 quick questions to find out.

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Stephanie Mendes, Love Stephanie; Suzi Gurney, Mercantile & custom clothier
Mondays, Jan 9-March 27, 2-5 pm OR 6-9 pm OR
Tuesdays, Jan 10-March 28, 2-5 pm OR 6-9 pm OR
Saturdays, Jan 14-April 1, 10 am-1 pm
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> Have you taken Level 1 and want to continue to Level 2 & 3? Contact your teacher or the registrar at info@pfi.edu <
Cost/Cost Options:
$135 per level OR $365 for the series (includes patterns & handouts)
Supply List:
Please contact the PFI Sewing Store Manager for questions about your Supply List.
Additional Notes/Costs:

Buy your supplies at pfisewing.com with your 20% student discount. Order kits or individual items for mailing or pick up at PFI Supply store, 4225 NE Tillamook next to PFI school, or on the first day of class or at PFI.