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Portlanders of all stripes are coming together with machines and threads and really sharp scissors to learn the art of sewing. Check out  the three local sewing studios below.

Modern Domestic

This cheerful, modern space on Alberta Street features classrooms, seating area, and plenty of open collaborative space. With machine sales and repair and a wide, ever-changing variety of classes, fabrics, and notions, it’s the perfect place for newbies to learn and devoted seamstresses to find new inspiration.

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SewPo is Mississippi Avenue’s fabric shop, walls lined with rainbow bolts of patterns and textures, along with all the buttons, needles, and thread you could ever need. The store also offers classes like Getting to Know Your Machine and Pattern Reading, so beginners shouldn’t feel intimidated.

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Portland Sewing

This Hollywood sewing studio has classes for everyone, not just those looking to make a career in apparel. Kid classes, fashion illustration, draping and pattern making, as well as sewing classes from basic to advanced.

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