The Sewing Room News from Columbia River Sewing

May Quarterly with Jody Alexander

  Boro is a word used to describe Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired and passed down from generation to generation. Boro textiles are utilitarian objects that are rich and sumptuous and...

Tribute to Hazel Cox

  Hazel Cox was one of the 12-15 women who chartered the Portland ASG chapter (CRS). She originally joined CRS to meet other sewers, learn new skills and ideas. Hazel was quite active. As...

Passage Quilt Project Sew-cial

Change your typical 5/8″ seam allowance to a quarter inch and forget about fit. Enjoy a fun day of stitch camaraderie at our annual community service event. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s Passage Quilt...

Learning from Laura Nash

A large group of our members were treated to a morning trunk show of garments made from Laura Nash’s line of retro style patterns, Sew Chic. She began by defining garment features that create...

President’s Challenge 2019

Challenge Yourself! Here’s a challenge that you get to choose. Think of something sewing-related that you would like to challenge yourself to accomplish in 2019. Nothing is too simple, or too complicated, as long...

Katrina Walker – One Day, Two Classes

September 15, 2018 Divine Details Plain old seams turned into Divine Details with beautifully decorative seaming techniques and inserts—adding texture, color and dramatic visual interest to fashion garments and more ART to wearables. Introduction...

Saf-T-Pockets

Traveling safe without the encumbrance of a handbag led to the creation of our patterns. Our patterns focus on a safe way to dress with comfort and style. Contact Marsha McClintock.

Marla Kazell

Custom dressmaking services Pattern fitting consultations Sewing instruction – private lessons or group instruction 3-5 day workshops in Lake Oswego, OR Contact Marla Kazell Phone: 503-624-4822