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Beginning Sewing: Make a Work Apron!

  • Bolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique 4636 Northeast 42nd Avenue, Ste C Portland, OR, 97218 United States (map)


This class is a chance for the absolute beginner to dive in, learn to navigate a sewing machine and come out with a useful finished product in 3 hours. We’ll create a half apron with waist ties and a double pocket, no pattern needed!  This apron is great for servers, cooks, and crafty people of all kinds.

In this class students will learn:

  • How to thread and wind a bobbin on a home sewing machine.

  • Operation of a home sewing machine.

  • Common sewing terms and tools.

  • Finishing stitches.

  • How to hem a garment.

  • Ironing tips and techniques, as half of sewing is knowing how to wield an iron.

Students will leave class with:

  • A basic understanding of the workings of a sewing machine.

  • A half apron handmade by you from start to finish.

  • A handout with step-by-step instructions so you can do it all again at home.

Supply List:

  • 3/4 yard pre-washed medium weight cotton woven fabric. Suggested fabrics: quilting cotton, canvas, light-weight denim. Please pre-wash fabric according to manufacturer’s instructions.

  • 2 yards twill tape between 1” and 2” wide.

  • Matching thread.

*Materials and supplies are NOT included in the price of the class. All materials are available to purchase at Bolt Fabric, either in store or online. Students will receive 10% off of supplies purchased at Bolt Fabric and enjoy 10% off purchases made the day of class. Please purchase supplies in advance of the class, as it is necessary to pre-wash fabric to manufacturer’s specifications.

** Please note that classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Learn more about this and all our policies here.

Later Event: August 8
Open Sew