Sewing Wisdom

PFI is pleased to announce a collaboration with one of Portland’s most honored and most creative designers, Liza Rietz. Rietz’ garments combine the best of art and architecture in modern yet feminine garments.  Her collections have been featured at Portland Art Museum,  Museum of Contemporary Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art as well as […]

“If you are even remotely interested in fashion and apparel, you must get to know local entrepreneur, designer and writer Sharon Blair, who lives and breathes it. She studied in Paris, founder her own clothing line, and currently owns and operates both Portland Sewing and Portland Fashion Institute, right here in Northeast Portland…” Northeast Neighbors […]

Ever want a list of Portland-area manufacturers? Here it is. And it isn’t even complete!  http://bit.ly/2ceSTmx Locally researched by the Portland Business Journal and available for purchase as a download. Nike Inc. 1 Bowerman Dr. Beaverton, OR 97005 503-671-6453 nike.com Columbia Sportswear Co. 14375 N.W. Science Park Dr. Portland, OR 97229 503-985-4000 adidas America Inc. 5055 N. Greeley Ave. Portland, OR 97217 971-234-2038 adidas.com LaCrosse Footwear / Danner Boots 17634 N.E. Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 503-262-0110 Keen […]

CLASS NEWS

Q.  I am working on getting a quote from an overseas manufacturer, and he wanted to know if I could send him the patterns in pdf.  — Amanda A.  You can send him the illustrations in pdf for his estimates.  Don’t send him the patterns or spec pack until you have an agreement that his […]

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SEWING TIPS & TRICKS

Kit up!  The right sewing tools to have in your sewing kit. Don’t be confused when you go to a fabric store.  Here’s a list of essential tools every sewing room should have.  Learn how to put them to good use in any of our sewing classes.  Beginning Sewing, Apparel Construction or Pants & Jeans […]

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