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

Events & Promotions

A Common Thread will be closed on these days:

Living Social

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

Machine Embroidery & Software

This exclusive BERNINA webinar series is where creative ideas become your embroidered realities!

Cost: $ 15.00
There's a mug rug for every season!

Cost: $ 10.00
Perfect your machine embroidery skills with Jan!

Cost: $ 15.00
Come in and check out the latest machine embroidery designs from OESD.

Come in and check out the latest machine embroidery designs from OESD.

Come in and check out the latest machine embroidery designs from OESD.

Monthly Programs

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
Star in the West Block of the Month begins January 14, 2017

Gravity Block of the Month program begins January 14, 2017

Cost: $ 10.00

National Guest Instructor

Bernina educator, Shelly Fitzgerald, will show Bernina 7 and 8 series owners all the amazing things their machines can do.

Cost: $ 85.00
Bernina educator, Shelly Fitzgerald, will be on hand to show all Bernina model owners what you can do with all those feet!

Cost: $ 85.00

New Owner Mastery Classes

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

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

Serger Mastery Class, two sessions

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

Cost: $ FREE

Sewing & Quilting Classes

Ready to make your first quilt? We'll show you how!

Cost: $ 75.00
Let us show you how to put together a terrific t-shirt quilt.

Cost: $ 40.00
It's time to move forward from your learn to sew class! This series is designed for the beginning sewist who is ready to add new skills and techniques. Each month is a different, easy to make project.

Cost: $ 10.00
Monthly projects to get you organized

Cost: $ 30.00
Each month A Common Thread will bring you a fun, informational, fun, creative, fun, and inpirational session to help you on your road to creativity.

Cost: $ FREE
Set your creative wings free as you create your own flock.

Cost: $ 35.00
Monthly projects to get you organized

Cost: $ 30.00

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