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  • This is our very basic fit pattern now discontinued, and replaced with the new #m7279!  This pattern has all the Palmer/Pletsch alteration lines printed on the pattern and will teach you how to discover your fitting issues with the most fitted garment you would ever make. You can carry your knowledge of  these alterations through to any fashion sewing pattern. Even though its hard to tell, this pattern does include a fashion item, a shirtdress!
  • SPECIAL: Tools to Sew Fashion Knits

    With this combination of our new Knits for Real People book, the Serger Basics DVD and Perfect Pattern Paper, you'll find sewing with knits easier than ever with results you'll love. With our special $39.95 price ($44.95 for spiral bound book) for the combo you'll pay $16.90 less than the regular price of these three items!
  • Marta's Embroidery Essentials: Learn Machine Embroidery DVD Perfect Sew Wash-Away Fabric Stabliizer 24k gold-plated Italian Embroidery Scissors

    Are you thinking of buying an embroidery machine? Do you own one, but rarely use it? Did you buy an embroidery machine,  but haven’t taken the embroidery unit out of the box? Let Marta explain seven things that will simplify machine embroidery. Then use our Italian embroidery scissors and PerfectSew wash-away fabric stabilizer on your own embroidery projects. Take advantage of this special #35.00 combo pricing (a $52 value)
  • Pati's Best Interfacing Offer: 1-yard packages of all four PerfectFuse Interfacings plus a bonus Perfect Fusing DVD

    This is a $52.75 value

  • This is the second and improved version of the NO SIDE-SEAM pant! We got such rave reviews from using this in our Craftsy "Fitting Fashion Knits" class (click the link to get 25% off!) that once the pattern got discontinued we had to do it again! this time we have a short version as well. The unique thing about this pant is it has no side seam, so fitting and altering is a little different. As always, personalized instructions, written by us, the designers, for this specific design are in the guide sheet! This is a great pant for a knit or a woven! Can be made with a center back zipper or an elastic waistband.
  • Fit For Real People

    Sew great clothes using ANY pattern SECOND EDITION

    by Pati Palmer, By Marta Alto

    After 25 years of hands-on teaching and fitting thousands of different women's bodies, Pati Palmer and Marta Alto have found a way to achieve perfect garment fit that really works. And now they've translated all their expertise into this book. The Alto and Palmer fitting system is easy and practical no matter what the pattern brand. It is measure-free and doesn't require drafting skills.
  • This super-flare dress and top is fitted through the bust then flares immediately through the waist and hip. The top has a center front and center back seam to help create this much flare. You can choose to top-sitich the center front and back seams for a decorative reasons but to also stabilize your lengthwise seams. This style is SUPER easy to sew and fit. Still if you are doing the version with the 3/4 sleeve, make sure to tissue fit the sleeve. As always, personalized tissue fitting instructions for this specific pattern are in the guide sheet!
  • PerfectFuse Sheer

    60"-wide polyester fusible weft interfacing PerfectFuse Sheer is ideal for silky blouse-weight fabrics and cotton shirtings, as well as knits. What you can’t see is what can make the biggest difference in the quality and appearance of garments. It is called interfacing and it is used inside a garment's edges to make them crisp. Sometimes designers even use a soft luxury fabric for a jacket, then to give it more body, they interface the entire front so it doesn’t look droopy. These hidden ingredients have been manufacturers’ secrets for years. Order 1-yard or 3-yard packages.
  • Knits for Real People

    Fitting and Sewing Fashion Knit Fabrics by Susan Neall and Pati Palmer Do you want fashionable, comfortable knit clothes? Sewing fashion knits is hot and it’s all new for the 21st century! Sue Neall, Pati Palmer, and Palmer/Pletsch instructors worldwide provide fitting and sewing how-tos for today’s modern knits, with hundreds of real people photos for illustration. ibpa-bfa-silverwinner_168w    

    WINNER OF THE 2016 IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SILVER AWARD FOR CRAFT & HOBBY BOOKS

    5 out of 5
  • Fit for Real People Basics DVD

    featuring Marta Alto Learn to make any pattern fit YOUR body through tissue-fitting and then fabric fitting. This DVD covers the common alterations you'll need. 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES  
  • PerfectFuse Light

    60"-wide polyester fusible weft interfacing This PerfectFuse interfacing is ideal for underlining and fusing to textured fabrics. What you can’t see is what can make the biggest difference in the quality and appearance of garments. It is called interfacing and it is used inside a garment's edges to make them crisp. Sometimes designers even use a soft luxury fabric for a jacket, then to give it more body, they interface the entire front so it doesn’t look droopy. These hidden ingredients have been manufacturers’ secrets for years. Order 1-yard or 3-yard packages.
  • Pants for Real People Fitting Techniques DVD

    featuring Pati Palmer Pati Palmer teaches you how to tissue-fit a fitted and trouser-style pant. She covers how to buy the right size pattern, get the tissue ready and fine-tune the pattern before cutting. She addresses accuracy, common alterations, fabric pin-fitting, and waistband fitting. Companion to the book Pants for Real People. and the DVD Pants for Real People—Sewing Techniques 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES