Sewing Workshops: Five Schools and Classes Across America – Sew & Fitting Lessons

Check out our sewing lessons in a city close to you:
Portland, Oregon |
Seattle, Washington|
Detroit, Michigan |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania |
Hartford, Connecticut

Hundreds of students from around the world have attended our sewing workshops. Like a sewing vacation, you'll share camaraderie with other sewers from all walks of life from surgeons to CEOs to fabric store owners, homemakers, dressmakers, attorneys, farmers, and teachers while you are taught expert sewing techniques and the tissue-fitting method of pattern fitting.

You will be guided by the qualified Palmer/Pletsch sewing teaching team. We have been teaching sewing and fitting sewing patterns for over 35 years, focusing on quality garments sewn with limited time. We have worked with and influenced major pattern companies, bringing our message to you along with our fashion sewing books and Learn How to Sew DVDs. We want to PERSONALLY share our sewing knowledge with you in these workshops. AND, we learn from you as well, hopefully making us better teachers.

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October 2016
$195 - $750
October 6 - October 9
Seattle Sewing School,
2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134 United States
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WSFIT

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Seattle, Washington

Seattle Sewing School

  Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself! The first day we will…

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$60 - $750
October 14 - October 17
WSPANT

SEWING WORKSHOPS: PANT FIT AND SEW 4-DAY – Portland, Oregon

Portland Sewing School

  Learn to fit any style pant and to sew up all those details. The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. We will show you pant styles from our wardrobe. Then we will take you shopping to show you the easiest to fit pant fabrics that have good fit and sew qualities. We will measure your hip and determine your size. We will fit you in tissue and then show you how…

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$350
October 15 - October 16
WSFFC

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FASHION FITTING CAMP 2-DAY – Michigan

Michigan Sewing School

Do you need a little extra help with fitting fashion patterns, but don’t have much time? You now have an opportunity for MORE Fashion Fitting during a two-day weekend Mini Sewing Vacation. If you have taken a previous Palmer/Pletsch Pant or Fit workshop (any location, any length), you are eligible to attend Fashion Fitting Camp. Bring one or several fashion patterns to tissue-fit, along with fabric to cut and pin-fit. Although you will be working on your projects Saturday and…

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$150.00 - $750
October 20 - October 23
WSFIT

SEWING WORKSHOP: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Connecticut

Connecticut Sewing School

  Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself! The first day we will…

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$350
October 22 - October 23
WSFFU

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FASHION FITTING THE UPPER BODY 2-DAY – Portland, Oregon

Portland Sewing School

Day One 9-6 The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. Then we will do a store tour of best fabrics for sewing a blouse that you will love. Measure for size. Fill out a Fit Chart with suggested alterations. Tissue-fit a blouse and alter it to fit you. The alterations made on this blouse will show how you differ from a commercial pattern. Day Two 9-6 Cut and pin-fit fabric. Tweak the…

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November 2016
$60 - $750
November 4 - November 7
WSFIT

SEWING WORKSHOP FIT PATTERNS 4-DAY CLASS – Portland, Oregon

Portland Sewing School

  Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself! The first day we will…

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$125 - $750
November 10 - November 13
WSFIT

SEWING WORKSHOP: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Philadelphia

Philadelphia Sewing School

  Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself! The first day we will…

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$850
November 11 - November 15
WSJACKET

SEWING WORKSHOPS: TAILORING 5-DAY COURSE – Michigan

Michigan Sewing School

Tailor any jacket style. You will learn cutting and marking accuracy, interfacings and proper fusing, fit, shoulder and chest shaping, shaped darts, careful trimming and quality pressing, sleeve heads, bound buttonholes, patch and welt pockets, linings, and perfect hems. Truly, all of your sewing will improve after you learn to tailor. You will select a good fabric and a pattern based on your skills. If you have never sewn a jacket, choose one with fewer details to sew. More advanced…

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