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Beginner Garment Sewing: Shelly Leggings


Seamwork's Shelly Leggings are the perfect project to dive into the world of sewing knit fabrics. These flattering, utilitarian leggings are comfortable, modern and great for exercise or lounging around. Go home with a pair of leggings that fit your body — with “I made this!” bragging rights. 



Shelly Leggings

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 sewing knits on a home machine (no serger necessary). No prior sewing experience is needed, and all machines & materials are provided. We’ll be working from the Shelly Leggings pattern by Seamwork.



Price: $145
$100 + $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

  • Sewing knits with a home machine (No Serger needed!)

  • Proper pressing

  • Hemming

  • Threading a sewing machine & winding a bobbin

  • Discover essential sewing tools


Style Your Colors

The Shelly Leggings 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.


  • Shelly Legging pattern by Seamwork

  • 2 yards of athletic wear stretch fabric

  • Coordinating thread

Meet The Teacher

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Lydia Rhyne

At 22-years old, Lydia was gifted a used Singer sewing machine. 10 years, many patterns & countless YouTube videos later, Lydia’s very excited to share her knowledge of sewing & making with the Klum House community while continuing to learn from the inspiring makers around her. She also loves exploring Portland's great restaurants & endless trails with her sweet dog Osa.

Lydia runs Brass Button Events, a DIY event & team building company. Lydia is our events coordinator, teaches our garment sewing classes & DIY workshops, and works in our collaborative sewing studio making leather goods.

Q&A with Lydia—>


The sewing workshop I took from Lydia was great!! I still can't believe I was able to make what I did. Thanks to Lydia and her great directions, guidance and patience. Thank you, thank you!!

What To Expect

We make it easy for you— No need to bring any supplies!

We provide all sewing machines, thread, supplies & materials for class. All kits are cut, prepped & ready to sew.

*Feel free to bring your sewing machine if you want to learn on it. We think it’s great to see what your machine can do. You can always switch to one of ours during class if your machine needs a break!

Food & Refreshments

There’s lots of local places to eat! We’re located in the same building as Ristretto Roasters, Kayo’s Ramen Bar & Tasty n Sons. New Seasons is a couple blocks away and Crisp Salad is across the street.

We suggest bringing a closed top water bottle & any diet-specific food if you think you’ll need it. We’ll have snacks, water, and tea!


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.