Sew a sweet smart phone case.  Learn couture hand stitches. See what patternmaking and draping are all about. Find out about machine knitting.

Mark your calendars!  Come to PFI’s 9th Fall Open House & Student Orientation.  You’ll get to:
— Meet six of our 24 teachers — all of them work in the apparel industry — and get a taste of a fashion design project.
— Talk with Stephanie Muhlenfeld & Kozet Mitchell, 11 am-noon.  They will tell you “how to succeed in fashion.” Engineers who reinvented the bra, they’ve worked at Victoria’s Secret, Nike, Evelyn & Bobbie.  They now run @TheSquadPDX.
— Answer all of your questions about Portland Fashion Institute and our Fall classes.  Learn about new classes, what PFI can do for you and what’s expected of you as a student.
— Check out displays from Project Runway winner & local designer Michelle Lesniak plus our partners at Textile Hive and SCRAP PDX.
— See what the Hollywood District has to offer with flyers, coupons and a 11:30 am behind-the-scenes tour of Popina Swimwear (25% off all purchases!).
— Enjoy cake, refreshments and a 30% off all fabric sale.  Get a free gift with purchase of $25 or more.
— Enter a drawing for a free sewing machine from our sponsors @Montavilla Sewing.
Learn more about Portland’s only licensed fashion design school, offering classes in everything from sewing to patternmaking. We help students find jobs in the fashion industry. Our instructors can offer you inside information regarding the industry.  PFI also stays true to its roots of offering any class to anyone who just wants to take one class.
We are apparel people teaching apparel people #studentswithoutdebt #schoolwithoutdebt


Portland Fashion Institute
Saturday, August 24, 11 am-1 pm
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11 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 PFI Supply!
* Sewing
* Patternmaking
* Fashion Design
* Couture
* How to Succeed in Fashion
* Displays from famed local designer Michelle Lesniak, Textile Hive, SCRAP PDX
* Info from PFI's Hollywood District neighbors
* Orientation for new students