If you’ve never or barely touched a machine, then Learn to Sew is the class for you! However if you’ve done some sewing but want to improve your skills, Apparel Construction: Beginning Sewing will be a better fit for you.

Bring your machine or rent one from us. Learn basic survival stitches — as well as the way professionals sew — while you make an apron. Sew quickly and painlessly. Learn to read and understand commercial patterns. No sewing experience is required. Includes pattern & handouts.

Learn to Sew 1: Make an apron (Level 1), robe (Level 2) and pjs (Level 3) as you build you skills.

Learn to Sew 2: Improve on the skills you have learned in LTS 1 or sewing at home. You will make a robe with band, pockets and sash. Match your pockets and make them even. Learn the proper way to make a faced front. Work with large volumes of fabric and tricky layouts. Includes pattern & handouts. (Pre-req: LTS1 or private lessons)

Learn to Sew 3: Make comfy pjs. Sew buttons and buttonholes with your machine. Find out the secrets of interfacing. Sew a professional pocket and collar. Includes pattern, handouts. (Prereq: LTS 2)

Buy your supplies at Portland Sewing’s Supply Store with your 20% student discount.

Lynn Weglarz, Regional representative for the American Sewing Guild
Learn to Sew 1: Mondays, January 9 - 30, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, January 10 - 31, 10 am-1 pm
Learn to Sew 2: Mondays, February 6-27, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, February 7-28, 10 am-1 pm
Learn to Sew 3: Mondays, March 6-27, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, March 7-28, 10 am-1 pm

Cost/Cost Options:
$289 for the series of three levels.  $99 each level. Includes patterns/handouts. Each level lasts 4 sessions. Priced per person.
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"loving it!!  [This class] has inspired me to pursue something I've wanted to do for years... thanks"  -- Jim

"I loved learning all the seams and how to use my buttonhole maker." -- Jean

"Lots of great information & tips/tricks!  Fun, fulfilling class." -- Katie