Sew a sweet smart phone case. Sketch a fashion idea. Play with our industrial machines. See what patternmaking and draping are all about. Find out about machine knitting.

Come to our 8th annual Open House and new student orientation Saturday, Aug 25, 10 am-1 pm. You’ll meet six of our 24 teachers — all of them work in the apparel industry. You’ll get answers to all of your questions about Portland Fashion Institute and our fall classes. Check out displays from Portland Opera and innovative designer Liza Rietz.

Plus there’s cake, refreshments and a 30% off all fabric sale. RSVP here and get 10% off any class when registering at the Open House.

Learn more about Portland’s only licensed fashion design school, offering classes in everything from sewing to patternmaking. We help students find their dream jobs in the fashion industry. Our instructors all work in the apparel field currently and can offer you inside information regarding the industry.  Yet PFI also stays true to its roots of offering any class to anyone who wants to know even just one aspect of fashion design.  Come see what we can do for you!


Portland Fashion Institute
Saturday, August 25, 10 am-1 pm
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10 am-1 pm

Get your PFI passport stamped at each demonstration and enter to win a free sewing machine courtesy Montavilla Sewing Center or a fabric shopping spree from Portland Sewing!
* Sewing
* Patternmaking
* Fashion Design
* Illustration
* Industrial Machines
* Interactive Displays
* Orientation for new students