Portland's Most Inspiring Sewing Classes

Sewing classes for all levels at A Common Thread, Portland, Oregon

Classes are at the heart of our creative sewing community, a place to expand your knowledge and inspire confidence.

A Common Thread offers more classes on sewing techniques, garments, home decor, craft sewing and quilting classes than any other store in the Portland area, reflecting a wide range of styles, techniques, and disciplines and taught by knowledgeable staff and nationally renowned visiting instructors.

Join us for sewing techniques and the pleasure of sharing in our creative community!


A Common Thread Classes

Take flight making this beautiful quilt from one of Jacqueline de Jonge's Be Colourful patterns.

Cost: $ 90.00
Sew along with us each month as we piece together the delightful Farm Girl Vintage quilt.

Learn the basics of sewing your own clothing!

Cost: $ 80.00
Janome machine mastery for all Janome models purchased from A Common Thread.

Have you always wanted to sew with knit fabrics? Now you can!

Cost: $ 60.00
Take your sewing with knits skills to the next level! Sew or serge a hoodie.

Cost: $ 80.00
If you have a longarm quilting machine or are just curious about what these fantastic machines can do, this club is for you!

Cost: $ 5.00
This class will cover various approaches to machine quilting as well as troubleshooting tips. Students will bring a simple pieced top (from a pattern provided) ready to practice various techniques and styles of quilting on. You will learn stitching in the ditch, using freezer paper templates, stitching through tracing paper, stippling (both classical and innovative) as well as glean a wealth of tips to make machine quilting your own quilts easier and more pleasurable. Skill Level: Beginner.

Cost: $ 65.00
Learn and perfect 27 quilting techniques in this fun quilt, made row by row.

Cost: $ 90.00
Sew the night away, our staff will be on hand to help!

Cost: $ 10.00
Let us show you how to put together a terrific t-shirt quilt.

Cost: $ 40.00
Ready to make your first quilt? We'll show you how!

Cost: $ 100.00
Color confidence will change your quilting projects from ‘fine’ to ‘fabulous’!

Cost: $ 50.00
Perfect your machine embroidery skills with Jan!

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn the fashionable fundamentals of garment construction.

Cost: $ 80.00
Learn to sewing basics in two 2.5-hour OR one 5 hour beginner sewing classes and get $20 to spend on fabric at A Common Thread (a $75 value). Say auf wiedersehen to fumbling fingers as you're assigned projects -- making a pin cushion and a pillow case -- that will get your runway dreams started.

Cost: $ 50.00
This class is aimed at students interested in learning to use fabrics effectively for landscape quilts. Create your very own Northwest scenic, work of art in this one day class. These mini-landscapes go together fast.

Cost: $ 40.00
Serger Mastery Class, two sessions

Cost: $ FREE
Getting Started With Your New BERNINA Sewing Machine

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Machine Mastery #2 for all BERNINA models except 1008

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Machine Mastery Class 3 - Learn advanced features for models: 560, 580, 7-Series and 8-Series.

Cost: $ FREE
Mastery class for all current BERNINA machines with embroidery capability.

Cost: $ FREE
This exclusive BERNINA webinar series is where creative ideas become your embroidered realities!

Cost: $ 15.00

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