Want to learn to sew?

Bolt offers a variety of classes hosted in our bright and airy classroom space in northeast Portland, and we also have great free sewing tutorials on our blog! If you don’t see the class you want at Bolt, we are happy to share some fantastic venues where you can explore your creativity. If you take a class let us know what’s on your supply list and we’ll lend a hand. And, be sure to show us your class registration receipt and you’ll receive 10% off your class supplies.



Good Hand Studio

Heather is the best in town for teaching kiddos sewing skills. Patient, creative, knowledgeable, and fun are the perfect combination of traits she brings to the classes. Located in the Troy Laundry Building, on SE 11th Ave, off Sandy Blvd., Heather offers after school classes as well as private lessons for a little more attention, and summer camps! Be sure to check out the project gallery on her site to get an idea of the wide range of creations Heather is busy teaching her students!

Portland Fashion Institute
Just down the way in the Hollywood District.  Professional, broad ranging classes for the beginner to the aspiring designer.  Portland Fashion Institute offers a series of classes to earn a certificate and be ready for a career in the world of fashion. A multitude of courses are offered in the categories of pattern making, sewing, design and business. There are even children's classes!

donna and toots
Suzanne teaches out of her fabulous women’s clothing boutique on SE Division, offering women’s apparel classes, children’s classes and open sew days when you can bring in your project and they can provide guidance. Suzanne is now hosting Guided Open Sew in our classroom too! Check our current class schedule to see when she’ll be in next.

Palmer Pletsch

Palmer Pletsch teaches a wide variety of sewing skills, from beginning sewing to advanced fitting courses. They offer classes year round, as well as seminars on special topics, both locally and around the country.

Klum House

Located in N. Portland, the Klum House classes include lots of bags using hardware and waxed canvas. You will be thrilled with the new backpack you made and all the skills you learned when you are finished. Ellie is a very skilled teacher, walking students through all the ins and outs of a well constructed item. Other course offerings have included textile printing, Japanese hand sewing, and intro to industrial sewing.