More Reasons to Take a Sewing Class


  • Many experienced people choose to join sewing groups because they are looking for inspiration and want to help others learn how to sew. Even someone who has been sewing for years can benefit from spending time with others who share their hobby.
  • Making crafts for yourself and for gifts is fun and affordable. You can give them away as gifts which save money, but you can also sell them to make money, as well.
  • Learning to sew will leave you never having to rely on a seamstress to do alterations for you or your family. You can save money by doing these alterations yourself.
  • Joining a Portland sewing class is also a great way to learn the basics. You won't have to jump right into using a sewing machine, either. You'll be able to learn hand sewing and other techniques before moving onto the machine.
  • Joining a class helps you meet new people! When joining our sewing class, you’ll find individuals just like you, learning to sew and gaining knowledge.
  • If you learn to and then like making alterations you can turn it into a side business. This will be a good way for you to keep working on your craft and make money at the same time.


Reasons to Take a Sewing Class!

Have you been thinking of taking a Portland sewing class? If so, now is the time. Our fabric shop is proud to offer new classes for all types of sewists. From beginners to more experienced, you'll find something for everyone. 

If you're having trouble committing to a class, consider the following benefits and reasons why a Portland sewing class would be great for you!

  • Creativity is a great way to keep life interesting. Why not take a sewing class so that you'll be more encouraged to create?
  • Making your own outfits, quilts, tablet holders and more are great ways to express your creative side.
  • You'll be able to make wonderful gifts for friends and family along the way during the class and once you’ve become more experienced!
  • At times, we need a creative outlet to help us relieve stress and relax from work or life. Learning to sew is a great way to do this.
  • It’s fun to choose various types of fabrics, patterns and make anything you'd like. Our fabric shop has all the luxurious and beautifully made fabric you'll ever need when taking a class and venturing on your own!
  • As a beginner, you won’t have to struggle with not understanding how to start sewing. You won’t even wonder where to find tools or what materials you might need to begin your journey. The class will go over everything you need to get ready for creating!
  • Taking a Portland sewing class might be the encouragement you need to start learning your new hobby.
  • Trying to learn on your own might be overwhelming and difficult. However, with a classroom full of beginners just like you, you will be encouraged and inspired!

We hope this information inspires you to sign up for the next Portland sewing class in your area! With gorgeous fabric just waiting for you to create with it, you’ll be happy to learn how to sew and meet new people in the process! To learn more benefits of taking a sewing class, visit back with our next blog soon!

We are proud to offer you a way to bring your visions for projects to life both at home and in our Portland sewing class! We hope you'll join us for an upcoming learning session, soon. 

Contact us if you have any questions about our fabric,  accessories or Portland sewing class offered by Josephine's that we also offer. We strive to inspire your creativity with the highest quality fabrics and classes in the area.

List of Colors, Part Three

Powder blue

Portland Orange


Pomp and Power

Polished Pine

Plump Purple

Plum (web)



Pixie Powder



Pink Sherbet

Pink raspberry

Pink pearl

Pink lavender

Pink lace

Pink Flamingo

Pink (Pantone)

Pink (Caran d'Ache)



Pine green

Piggy pink

Pictorial carmine

Picton blue

Phthalo green

Phthalo blue


Philippine yellow

Philippine violet

Philippine silver

Philippine red

Philippine pink

Philippine orange

Philippine green

Philippine gray

Philippine golden yellow

Philippine gold

Philippine brown

Philippine blue

Pewter Blue



Persian rose

Persian red

Persian plum

Persian pink

Persian orange

Persian indigo

Persian green

Persian blue

Permanent Geranium Lake

Periwinkle (Caran d'Ache)



Pearly purple

Pearl Aqua





Peach puff



Payne's grey


Pastel yellow

Pastel violet

Pastel red

Pastel purple

Pastel pink

Pastel orange

Pastel magenta

Pastel green

Pastel gray

Pastel brown

Pastel blue

Parrot Pink

Paris Green

Paradise pink

Papaya whip

Paolo Veronese green

Pansy purple

Palm Leaf

Pale yellow

Pale violet-red

Pale violet

Pale turquoise

Pale taupe

Pale spring bud

Pale silver

Pale robin egg blue

Pale red-violet

Pale plum

Pale pink

Pale magenta-pink

Pale magenta

Pale lavender

Pale green

Pale goldenrod

Pale gold

Pale cyan

Pale cornflower blue

Pale copper

Pale chestnut

Pale cerulean

Pale carmine

Pale brown

Pale blue

Pale aqua

Palatinate purple

Palatinate blue

Pakistan green

Pacific Blue


Oxford Blue

Outrageous Orange

Outer Space

OU Crimson Red

Otter brown

Orioles orange

Orchid pink




Orange Soda

Orange peel

Orange (web)

Orange (RYB)

Orange (Pantone)

Orange (Crayola)

Orange (color wheel)

Opera mauve



Olive Drab (#3)

Olive Drab #7


Old silver

Old rose

Old moss green

Old mauve

Old lavender

Old lace

Old heliotrope

Old gold

Old burgundy

Ogre Odor

Office green


Ocean Green

Ocean Boat Blue

Ocean Blue


North Texas Green

Non-photo blue

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