Have a special sewing project where you need expert help? Have a new sewing machine or serger and don’t know how to use it? Need a one-on-one session to learn or brush up on fashion design, draping, patternmaking or illustration skills?

Then private lessons are for you.

All sessions are one-on-one with the appropriate experienced apparel professionals.

 Book your spot now! Just let us know which day and time you prefer, the project you have in mind and, if you’re learning a machine, the make and model of your machine when you register.

Need a refresher on your Optitex skills?  We also have Optitex private lessons for you.  $60/hour, minimum of 2 hours.

NOTE: Private lessons have a 24-hour cancellation policy.  Please don’t forfeit your fee and waste the instructor’s time.  Let us know 24 hours before the lesson if you can’t make it so someone else can use that time.




Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2-5 pm.
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You must register at least 48 hours before attending. SEWING PARTIES!  Please contact us if you'd like to arrange a private lesson at PFI for your group of 6 or more.  info@portlandfashioninstitute.com

Sharon was really awesome and I learned even more with her one on one instruction -- Verna