$69 for a Four-Week Beginner or Intermediate Sewing Class at PDX Seamsters ($143 Value)

Creston - Kenilworth

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Experienced instructors guide students of all skill levels through finer points of stitching, alternations & navigating sewing machines

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Promotional value expires Jul 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to the Groupon price may apply. Must be 8 or older. Classes are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Knowing how to sew can come in handy in numerous scenarios, such as patching up a favorite pair of pants or performing an emergency fluffendectomy on teddy bears. Practice suturing skills with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a four-week beginning or intermediate-level sewing class at PDX Seamsters (a $143 value). Entry-level students may purchase two of today's deal and use the first for the beginner course and the second for the intermediate class.

PDX Seamsters' Emily and Jim patiently instruct students of all skill levels in the finer points of needle wielding during three-hour sewing courses. The Get Up and Sew beginning course enrolls a maximum of 16 people and lays out the fundamentals of sewing on both a machine and by hand, giving students the skills required to hem, alter, or add vampire-worthy capes to their clothes. Students either arrive armed with their own sewing machine or pair up with one of the studio's new or vintage models, gathering together to master stitching-machine terminology and mechanics. Under the watchful eye of the instructors, students use machines to stitch zippers, buttonholes, and casings, hunker down to absorb hand-sewing and finishing techniques, and learn the tips and tricks necessary to hem and alter garments. The eight-person-maximum intermediate-level class develops students' more complex skill sets, covering the ins and outs of working with stretch fabrics, maintaining a sewing machine, as well as executing and customizing commercial patterns and the laws of space-time.

After taking the first class in each level, the remaining sessions may be scheduled in any order. All classes include the requisite materials, though beginning students should bring wardrobe items to work on, and intermediate students may choose to supply their own patterns or invisible emperor-worthy fabrics.

Customer Reviews

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TRUDI K. · August 2, 2012
I thought the class was great! I have sewn for years but this really took me back to the basics, good tips and fun to watch others learn the magic of the sewing machine. I had a blast! Do they not teach home economics in school anymore? There were some folks that had no idea...
JAN L. · August 1, 2012
Very kind and helpful people!
Joe P. · April 19, 2012
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    Creston - Kenilworth

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