CLASSES & EVENTS

Wednesday, January 9-March 27, 6-9 pm

Innovative Design w/ Liza Rietz

Push the boundaries of creativity and create one of a kind garments.

Work with famed local fashion designer, Liza Rietz. In this fashion design lab, students stretch the possibilities of shaping, seaming, handling and manipulating select fabrics to create innovative, wearable silhouettes and details. Students develop ideas by exploring creative 2D patternmaking and 3D draping techniques. Show your designs at Fade to Light fashion show and in special exhibits!

Upcoming Classes & Events

History of Fashion

History of Fashion

Where do designers get their ideas? How do they make these ideas a reality?
Visual Merchandising

Visual Merchandising

Here are the skills to show and merchandise your products and make a sale.
Outerwear

Outerwear

Create the one garment you need in the Northwest: a parka, rain jacket, car coat or trench coat
Leatherworking

Leatherworking

Expand your sewing skills into leather accessories.
Textiles: Secret Life of Fabrics

Textiles: Secret Life of Fabrics

Learn what's in your fabric, how it's made and where to use it.
Pants, Jeans & Overalls

Pants, Jeans & Overalls

Create your own well-fitting jeans or make a pair of flared, stovepipe or high-waisted pants.

OUR FAMILY OF CLASSES

From beginning to advanced sewing, patternmaking and draping;
We are apparel people making your sewing dreams come true.

PATTERNMAKING CLASSES

BUSINESS CLASSES

EARN YOUR DEGREE

Apparel Designer

Follow your dreams and become an apparel designer. Gain the right skills to enter the apparel business and opens the door to jobs at apparel companies.

Apparel Technical Developer

Focusing on computer skills and patternmaking become an apparel developer or work as a technical designer, product developer, patternmaker or fit engineer.

Apparel Entrepreneur

Here are the classes you need to start and stay with your own apparel business. You will complete a business plan and be ready to get financing upon completion of this certificate.

OUR BLOG

PFI grad competes for $10K

PFI grad competes for $10K

Be sure to stop by the Pacific Northwest College of Art this next two weeks to see Chuck Ryan's @chuckslab ...
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Good News.  PFI is accredited!

Good News. PFI is accredited!

PORTLAND FASHION INSTITUTE EARNS ACCREDITATION FOR ITS FASHION DESIGN PROGRAMS FROM NATIONAL ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland's only fashion ...
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Innovation in Fabric Sustainability

Innovation in Fabric Sustainability

Sustainability was in focus at M.A.G.I.C. Las Vegas, August 2019.  Photo: PFI Executives from Lenzing and Saitex talk sustainability in ...
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