We love our students!

Whether you’re sitting down to a sewing machine for the very first time or you grew up sewing on Grandma’s treadle machine, we have a class for you at A Common Thread.   Learn to thread a machine, make a stunning garment, put together your first quilt or embroider a masterpiece.  We’re here to help you on your creative journey.

Flowers of the Gorge with Ann Shaw

Join us on June 27th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm to make one of Ann Shaw's beautiful Flowers of the Gorge patterns.  There are 5 patterns to chose from.  Make a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind quilted piece of art.

There's no reason for kids 10 to 16 to be bored this summer.  Join us for Summer School of Sewing. The first session begins June 22.  Call the store to register.



TA DA! Studio ACT

Introducing Studio ACT!  The central focus is the new HandiQuilter Infinity.  Imagine all the bells and whistles a longarm can have and that's the ne Infinity.  Don't have room for one in your house?  Take the Longarm Certification Couse with our resident HQ expert and you'll be able to rent time and finish your own quilts.  Call the store or stop in for more details.

LONGARM CLUB BEGINS JUNE 6TH AT 9:30AM.................
No matter which longarm machine you have or if you're thinking about getting one, join us each first Saturday of the month for our one hour Longarm Club.  There will be show and tell, techniques and tips, and a fun project will be demonstrated.  Registration is just $10 and subsequent months will be $10 or free as long as you come back with your completed project.
Design Works from BERNINA at, A Common Thread, Portland Oregon
Design Works

Welcome to A Common Thread, Portland's finest creative sewing center!

At A Common Thread, we love sewing!
Our goal is to support the craft of sewing in all its many forms. So, whether you want to learn how to sew garments, make a quilt, or create beautiful machine embroidery, we are here to help. 

As with most crafts, having the right tools can make a world of difference. At A Common Thread we offer a wide range of products that we believe represent the best quality and value. We carry BERNINA and Janome sewing machines and sergers, as well as Handi Quilter quilting machines, and Miele vacuum cleaners. Our service department is available to repair and maintain your sewing machines and vacuum cleaners, regardless of brand,  in the best possible condition. 

A Common Thread

Portland's Finest Creative Sewing Center
15495 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97224
503 624-7440 or toll free 877 915-6789

Store Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: noon-4:00 pm