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

Gain hands-on experience stitching some of the latest machine embroidery designs from OESD.

Cost: $ 25.00
Sew along with us each month as we piece together the delightful Farm Girl Vintage quilt.

Tackle this stunning quilt with Bonnie Fletcher as your guide

Cost: $ 90.00
Janome machine mastery for all Janome models purchased from A Common Thread.

Start your Christmas break off right by making this bag to use or give as a gift

Cost: $ 40.00
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
A Common Thread will be closed on these days:

Sweet Tooth Block of the Month program begins June 10th

Cost: $ 10.00
Bring your own project and sew with others who share your passion! Pre-registration required.

Cost: $ 10.00
Ready to make your first quilt? We'll show you how!

Cost: $ 100.00
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
Getting Started With Your New BERNINA Sewing Machine

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

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

Cost: $ FREE

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