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.


Featured Class –

Color Theory with Helene Knott

April 14th

10am – 5pm


Color confidence will change your projects from ‘fine’ to ‘fabulous’! Helene will teach you basic properties of color and how to select color palettes as you create each reference workbook.  She helps you study how color interacts from the artistic, scientific and psychological perspectives. 


We have added a new session to Helene Knott's sold out Bella Vista Mini Landscape Workshop.  The new session will be Friday, April 10th, 10am - 4:30pm.  Call the shop to reserve your spot today before it sells out again!

April 2, 3, & 4 the Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs at A Common Thread!  Each egg will contain a special treat.  AND each shopper will draw a paper egg for their discount for the day!  Come in and see what the Bunny has in store for you.

Coming Soon!

Introducing the Ricky Tims and Tula Pink BERNINA 350 Special Editions

Two amazing designers. Two amazing special editions added to the BERNINA 3 Series line. Only a limited supply exists.
Floor models will be arriving soon. Reserve your Special Edition now!
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