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Beginner Garment Sewing: Shirt No. 1


Shirt No. 1 is the perfect linen shirt to tackle for beginner stitchers. This loose fit shirt is easy to wear and makes a great layering piece. Go home sporting a shirt that you made start to finish— with "I made this!" bragging rights.



Shirt No. 1

In this one-day sewing boot camp (with lots of snacks & coffee breaks), Lydia Rhyne, a garment sewing teacher with over a decade of experience, will lead you through all the sewing basics, from sewing machine set-up & translating sewing patterns—to hemming & attaching bias tape. No prior sewing experience is needed, and all machines and materials are provided.



Price: $165
$120 + $45 Materials

Level: Absolute Beginner/Beginner
No prior sewing experience needed, but some is recommended.


Part 1: Pattern overview & fabric cutting
Part 2: Sewing it all up! (With snacks & coffee breaks)


  • Reading sewing patterns & measuring for the correct size

  • Simple pattern customization

  • Cutting and marking patterns

  • Attaching bias tape

  • Proper pressing

  • Hemming

  • Threading a sewing machine & winding a bobbin

  • Discover essential sewing tools


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Style Your Colors

The Shirt No. 1 Maker Kit (+$45) is included in the price of class. We cut the yardage for your kit, ready for class! When you click to sign up, you’ll be prompted to choose your fabric color.


  • Shirt No. 1 pattern by 100 Acts of Sewing

  • 2.5 yards of Yarn Dyed Linen

  • Coordinating thread

  • Bias tape

Meet The Teacher

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Lydia Rhyne

Lydia is the owner of Brass Button Events, a creative workshop business focusing on private and corporate events. She is also a sewing teacher and part of Klum House’s creative collaborative. Constantly inspired by new creative mediums, Lydia’s worked in photography, sewing, leather working, watercolor painting and more. She believes that great teaching is about creating a judgement-free zone that allows you to explore, laugh at your mistakes and smile at your accomplishments. See more of her work here.

Q&A with Lydia —>


Thoroughly enjoyed the shirt workshop taught by Lydia. She created a really encouraging, fun classroom environment that inspired me to believe I could do it. And I did! Her skilled but non-intimidating instruction resulted in a shirt I love to wear and can proudly say - I actually made this myself! Thanks Lydia and Klum House!


What To Expect

Klum House Workshop

The Hub Building
3808 N Williams Ave. #132
Portland, Oregon 97203

We are located inside the Hub Building hallway corridor (we do not have a sidewalk storefront). Enter through the Hub building door on N Williams with the Klum House sign above it. Walk down the hall & take a left. You'll see the Klum House sign hanging above our door.

*Please note: We have street parking, so please arrive a few minutes early to allow ample time to park.

Questions? Send us a note!


Review our cancellation & rebook policy:

  • We require at least 7 days notice prior to the start of class to cancel for a full refund.

  • We require at least 48 hours notice prior to the start of class to rebook for a later class.

  • Full payment for class is due at time of sign up in order to secure your spot in class.

  • No shows forfeit any refund or rebook.

  • If Klum House cancels a class that you registered for, you are entitled to either a cash refund or a rebook to a later class.

  • If you transfer your registration to another class with a higher price, you are subject to pay the difference.