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.

Starting January 2016

We're so excited about the TWO block of the month programs we have starting on Janaury 9th!  Pick between curves and paperpiecing.  These are both great skills to learn.  Can't decided?  Do them both!  Both will be held on the same Saturday at consecuative.

Arcadia Avenue by Sassafras Lane Designs

Curve It Up by Sew Kind of Wonderful


Now Hiring

We're looking for a few good women or men to work on the sales floor.  You must be cheerful and fun-loving, be able to work on your feet, and know how to sew.  If that's you, stop by the store and speak to Laura or Jan for more information.
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