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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Our Advanced Beginner Skill Level is designed for students who, 

Have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters.

You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit.

You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). 


Advanced Beginner classes are generally multiple sessions and require homework to complete outside of class time. 


Thursdays & Friday, August 8th, 9th, & 15th, 5pm-8pm - Beginner: Foundation Paper Piecing
Join us in this sewing lab to learn the basics of foundation paper piecing. A few different FPP designs will be available for participants to use.
Tuesdays, August 13th, 20th, & 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Advanced Beginner: Sauvie Sundress
Enjoy these hot Summer days with this gorgeous dress! The Sauvie Sundress is the perfect dress to layer over a t-shirt during the Fall months and to wear bare during the hot Portland Summer.
Thursdays, July 11th, 18th, & 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Garment Lab: Knitwear
Get your questions about sewing with knits & stretchy fabrics answered! You will learn the ins and outs of sewing knit garments from a pattern.
Saturdays, August 17th, 24th, 31st, & Sept 7th, 2pm-4:30pm - Advanced Beginner: Nova Star
This class is perfect for the quilter who has done a few beginner level quilts on their own, and is ready to take it to the next level.
Thursday June 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Sewing Lab: Work Session
This work session is designed for sewists of varying skill levels to troubleshoot your sewing challenges.  Bring your project at any point in your process, especially if you need an instructor's guidance on specific techniques and skills! 
CLASS FULL! Wednesdays, July 17th, 24th & 31st, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Garment Lab: Copy Your Favorite Garment
Have you ever wanted to recreate that favorite garment you wear over and over again? Well, now is your chance to learn how! 
TWO SPOTS LEFT! Tuesdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th, 6pm-9pm - Garment Lab: Choose Your Own Adventure
Come with a project of your choice (at any point in the process) and a sense of humor, and you’ll receive the customized help to make your project become a reality!
CLASS FULL! Saturday, June 29th, 1:30pm-5:30pm - Advanced Beginner: Make a Caftan
A caftan is a chic, versatile pullover garment that makes warm weather dressing a breeze! In this four hour class, students will learn how to design, cut, pattern and construct a simple caftan to their measurements.
Tuesday, June 25th, 5pm-8pm - Garment Lab: Visible Mending
Do you have a pile of beloved garments with holes, tears, missing buttons, or other small flaws? Learn to use visible mending as a way to repair and redesign by embellishing, illuminating, or adding value.
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