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.



If you've been in the store recently you've seen Helene's beautiful Multmonah Falls in Winter quilt.  This two session class will help you create your very own masterpiece under Helene's excellent guidance. 
August 1st & 8th, 10:00am-4:00pm

Sew Together Bag

You loved this pattern so much, we've added another class!  Join Cathi Jolley as she guides you through making this versatile bag.  Patterns and kits are available in the store. August 23, 10:am-4:00pm.


Longarm Training, August 29 & 30

Join us for four classes, August 29 & 30, on longarm training.  HQ educator Kelly Ashton will be here.  Class is open to all machines and skill levels.  See the class schedule for more details.

It's finally time for this year's Row by Row, a nation-wide shop hop. Don't you just love our row of the Fremont Bridge?  Come into the store for a free pattern.  Kits are available for sale and our license plate is now available!

Click on this link to see all the shops in Oregon, their row, and their license plate:  Oregon Row by Row

You loved the Row by Row fabrics so much, it's all gone for now.  We hope to get more from the supplier in August.


Oregon Convention Center, August 13-15.  Come see us in the Bernina Booth! 
For more details, go to http://quilts.com.
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