Would Sewing be a Great Hobby for You?

Are you looking for a new hobby to get started on this fall? With summer coming to an end quickly we find a lot of time on our hands as the cooler weather starts blowing in. Days are shorter but, they often seem longer as night comes more quickly. That doesn't mean, however, that fabric stores in Portland close sooner.

It's possible you thought about taking up sewing as your new hobby. If so, congratulations! It's a great creative outlet that many people enjoy. Historically, sewing was used every day in the household. Women of the house would so clothing for their families to wear. They would also make curtains and bed linens. Now, if it's done in the home it's usually for fun. That doesn't mean, however, you can't create your own gorgeous garments from designer fabrics. All it takes is visiting the closest fabric stores in Portland, choosing your favorite material and getting started.

One of the most important first steps of learning to sew is getting organized. Choosing how you were learn is a great initial step, as well. Some choose to learn DIY from home through to Videos, online research and books. You can also take classes, as well. Whatever your decision is, learning to sew will be one of the most exciting and rewarding hobbies you'll ever take on.

Once you've decided how you're going to learn to so you can begin gathering sewing notions, fabrics and other tools you'll need to begin this task.

In previous blogs we've talked about the various types of fabrics, sewing notions, tools and more. Be sure to check them out, as well, to help you get started with collecting your materials. You'll find helpful information in these articles, as well as easy first projects.

If you need help at any point during your journey, feel free to contact Josephine's dry goods. We are here to help. As one of the best fabric stores in Portland you will find everything you need. Don't hesitate to give us a call anytime you need us.

Also, be sure to join us again soon as we will talk more about learning to sew and how to become organized throughout your journey. This is a great creative outlet for many people and you will be sure to enjoy every step of the way!


In addition to providing you with fine fabrics and accessories, we also offer couture clothing services for those that aren’t able to create garments. We understand how busy life can be. That’s why we offer you a way to bring your visions for our fabrics to life, without having to take time out of your day to do so! We are excited to continue to offer you the following:

  • Liberty Fabric  (cotton lawns & poplins, silks, jerseys, wools & twills)
  • The best sewing notions in Portland OR
  • Creative trim
  • Distinctive ribbons
  • French laces
  • Inspiring knits
  • Fine fabrics
  • Designer fabrics
  • Italian wools
  • Japanese denim
  • Luxurious fabric blends
  • Scrumptious silks
  • The world’s finest linens
  • Unique buttons

You’ll fall in love with the designer fabrics we have readily available for you! We strive to inspire your creativity with the highest quality fine fabrics available. To find out more about our prices and production schedule, be sure to call soon!