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Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Portland’s only accredited fashion design college.

NOTE:  No classes Memorial Day weekend (Saturday-Monday).  Enjoy the holiday!

New year. New you. New skills.

Let’s make 2023 the year your fashion dreams come true.

Allizah C says: “My experience at PFI prepared me and fulfilled my education needs in order to be successful in the fashion industry. Because of PFI I am able to successfully make my dreams of working in this industry a reality. My highlight was being able to bring my sketch designs to life in a physical garment.”

Nothing makes us happier than when we live up to our motto:
Changing people’s lives. Making fashion dreams come true.

Let’s make 2023 the year your fashion dreams come true, whatever they may be. We have nearly 50 classes coming up. Maybe one or two are the right ones for you. Click the class links below for details.

Sewing Classes

with Lynn, Mary Iris, Rianna and Suzi

Love it? Don’t throw it away. Learn to use a machine and fix it.

Beginning Sewing
Apparel Construction
Industrial Machine Sewing

Couture & Clothing Classes

with Britta and Elle
Make it by hand. Make it by machine. Make it wonderful.

Classic Shirts: the right details for women and men
Couture Techniques
Couture Dress
Corsets & Bustiers

Left: Kamyar in Favorite Son shirt by Erich. Right: Kayla in corset & petticoat by Kyra.

Specialty Classes

with Lisa Silveira
Recycle. Renew. Reuse. Learn something fun.

Embellished Knits
Splendid Mending
Machine Knitting

Patternmaking Classes

with Anne, Britta, Josh and Adri

Knits & Stretch
Grading & Marking
Optitex 2D patternmaking
Browzwear 3D patternmaking
Advanced Pattern

Left: Marisol in AMC Clothing by Ana.

Design Classes

with Kel, Jena, Nancy and Rianna
Express your ideas.  Show the world.  And make your own fabric prints.
Fashion Illustration
Adobe Illustrator
Flats & Techs
Graphic Design
Computer Print Design

Right:  Sarah Donofrio designs.