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Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Portland’s only accredited fashion design college.

NOTE:  No classes Memorial Day weekend (Saturday-Monday).  Enjoy the holiday!

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Apparel Construction Quiz

Do you know what “Right sides together”, “Wrong sides together”, and “nap” means?(Required)
Do you know what to do to a seam after you’ve sewn it?(Required)
Do you know how to use a grainline?(Required)
Do you know what a notch is?(Required)
Do you know how to read a sewing pattern and pattern pieces?(Required)
Do you know how to find your size and how much fabric you need on a sewing pattern?(Required)
Do you know how to use a cutting layout?(Required)
Do you know what type of thread to use for sewing apparel made from woven fabric?(Required)
Do you know what a bobbin is? Do you know how to wind a bobbin?(Required)
If you answered all nine with a yes, sign up for Apparel Construction. If you answer all nine with a no, Beginning Sewing is the class for you.