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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

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—>


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.