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.


The Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented.  You'll love this versatile bag! Cathi Jolley will walk you through the steps of making your own personalized bag.  July 17th, Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm.  Call the store or stop by to register. Cost: $35


Waterfalls with Helene Knott

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

Primitive Pathways with Helene Knott


These two fabulous quilts are hanging in our store and it's almost hard to believe they're the same pattern.  This pattern, Helen's own creation, uses up lots of your scraps!  Add a striped fabric and you have a one-of-a-kind quilt.   August 2, 10:00am-4:00pm


From now until Labor Day!

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 of the blue row.  License plates are now available!

And don't miss out on the Row by Row fabrics, our favorite notions for making our row, and bag kits.  FABRICS ARE GOING FAST!

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