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.

New at A Common Thread
"Pieces of Portland"

Portland + Quilts = beautiful quilts, interesting stories
This book makes a great gifts for the quilters in your life.

FitNice Tops Retreat – November 12 thru 15

Wouldn’t you love to have tops that fit you perfectly? Judy Kessinger brings her FitNice System to Portland for a four day retreat at the Marriott Courtyard in Tigard. The retreat includes a shopping trip with Judy, construction of your individual tops pattern and completion of your personalized top. Cost of the retreat TBD. Lodging not included. Call the store to reserve your place.

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.

There's only one month left for Row by Row.  Pick up your free pattern before September 8th. Kits and license plate are available. 

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

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