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SEW LIKE A BOSS SERIES: Sewing Machine 101


Melt away intimidation & learn to rule your sewing machine! Take each class individually or all three in our SEW LIKE A BOSS Beginner Sewing Series for a $50 savings.

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Sewing 101

Dust off your sewing machine & learn how to use it! We’ll go over how to thread, wind a bobbin, needles, presser feet, tension & timing. We’ll talk about trouble-shooting so you can leave empowered to tackle your sewing projects. Bring your machine or use one of ours.

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Beginner Sewing Series

This 3-part sewing series is designed to make learning how to sew fun & easy for beginners! You’ll start with Sewing 101 and then complete two awesome bags, The Portsmith Tote and The Woodland Dopp Kit. Take any of the workshops individually or sign up for all three for only $175 ($50 less than taking each class individually).


More Info

Skill Level: Absolute Beginner

Sewing 101: $48
Take this class in the Sew Like A Boss series for FREE!

Sew Like A Boss Series: $175

Skills Learned

  • How to thread the sewing machine

  • How to wind a bobbin

  • How tension & timing work

  • How to trouble-shoot common thread & tension problems

  • Intro to needles

  • Intro to presser feet

Meet The Teacher

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Lydia Rhyne

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 —>


Class 1: Sewing 101


  • 2 hours

  • Level: Absolute Beginner

  • Get a thorough introduction to the sewing machine & learn how to trouble-shoot common hiccups!

Class 2: The Portsmith Tote

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  • 2.5 hours

  • Level: Absolute Beginner

  • Learn to sew a durable everyday tote made with rugged waxed canvas and timeless leather straps featuring a unique envelope bottom.

  • Maker Kit included in the price of class.

Class 3: The Woodland Dopp Kit

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  • 3 hours

  • Level: Beginner

  • Learn tips & tricks to sew a lined boxy zipper pouch.

  • This classic waxed canvas dopp kit features leather details and a brass zipper— Optional Pendleton Fabric add-on: +$30


Lydia did a fantastic job teaching the class and left me really looking forward to parts 2 & 3. She was a great teacher. I'm a former teacher, so I would know— teaching is hard! Lydia's approach made information accessible & helped me establish a solid foundation so that I feel confident & excited about tackling the projects ahead of us!


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 here!


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.


One day weekend intensive work better for your schedule?



Sew Like A Boss

Take all three of our SEW LIKE A BOSS classes in a one day intensive! You'll leave with two amazing bags made by you & sewing knowledge pouring out of your ears! Intensive usually held on a Saturday or Sunday.