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INTRO TO INDUSTRIAL SEWING: Machine Basics & Shop Apron

  • ADX PORTLAND 417 SE 11th Avenue Portland PORTLAND, OR 97214 (map)

The first part of this class is designed  specifically to acquaint you with operating ADX's ConSew 206RB industrial sewing machine safely and effectively. Learn the ins & outs of operating our well-made and robust industrial walking-foot machine, an older model with a handful of counter-intuitive safety concerns that will be addressed in class. Learn how to properly thread the machine, how to measure out and cut fabric using a simple pattern, and how to sew a straight stitch through multiple layers of canvas using a walking foot. In the second part of this class, get to know different areas of The Cube while you sew, screenprint the ADX logo, attach ties with grommets to your canvas shop apron, and design the size of each pocket (consider your pencils, notebook, phone, and any other tool you find indispensable while making at ADX). Finish this class with the confidence you need to incorporate sewn elements into your otherwise textile-less projects AND you have your very own personalized shop apron with which to casually impress your friends.  A win-win!


Some experience with a home sewing machine is strongly recommended. Instructor will assume students have some working knowledge of sewing vocabulary and concepts. Interested in using the industrial sewing machine but have no experience sewing?  Consider One-on-One instruction or a group class with Ellie Lum in her studio at Klum House. For more information about general Intro to Sewing instruction, contact; for information about classes at ADX, contact

Class Fee: $84 Members / $135 Non-Members

Earlier Event: December 16
LEARN TO SEW: Portside Duffle