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EXPECT GREAT INSTRUCTION

in our four workshop locations across the country!
Our workshops are
now offered in Portland, Oregon, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Michigan!

  Click the box at left to sign up now for workshops in any
  location. Click the workshop titles below to learn more.

 

         

SATELLITE LOCATIONS
Click each of the images below to learn more about the workshops in our satellite locations. Click on the workshop names to learn more about each workshop. 

2014-2015
PORTLAND, OR
WORKSHOPS

Beginning Fashion Sewing: 
A Teacher Training Workshop

June 26-29, 2015

Fit
November 7-10, 2014
July 10-13, 2015
November 6-9. 2015

Fit-a-Thon
no dates scheduled

Fit & Sew Fashion Knits
October 10-13, 2014
 sold out
June 19-22, 2015

Pant Fit & Sew
November 14-17, 2014
July 24-27, 2015
November 13-16, 2015

Sewing Camp  
July 16-20, 2015

* to be added to a waitlist for sold out Portland workshops, please email Pati Palmer

Important Note:
Before booking travel, please check the registration form for Shop 'til You Drop and Teacher Training dates. Also see Workshop Cancellation Policy below left. You may also want to schedule to have your colors done the day before the workshop.

PRICING
2-Day Mini-Workshop $350 (Michigan only)
4-Day Workshops: $695
5-Day Workshops: $795
1-Day Teacher Training: $195

Portland Shop 'Til You Drop
Fabric Store Tour: $55

  Click the box 
  at left to
  sign up now.


Details About the 
Portland Workshops

What's Included  
Portland Graduation Dinner


 

Need Hotel Information? Learn more...
 

Check out photos of our Portland workshops here...

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The Creative Serging Workshop is now available as a home study course. Learn more about MASTER YOUR SERGER at Home...

Workshop
Cancellation Policy


If you are unable to attend a scheduled workshop, please notify Palmer/Pletsch at least 30 days in advance of the class to receive a refund for your tuition less the $100 deposit, which is non-refundable. Reservations for classes cancelled less than 30 days prior to the workshop will be credited a certificate for a future workshop only and must be used within 2 years of the original workshop.

Palmer/Pletsch reserves the right to cancel any workshop up to 30 days prior to starting date if minimum enrollment is not met. All deposits and fees will then be refunded. Please feel free to contact us for further information or clarification. Thank you.

For the FIT and PANT FIT TEACHER TRAINING CANCELLATION POLICY visit the TEACHER TRAINING web page.

2014-2015
PHILADELPHIA, PA
WORKSHOPS

Fit
November 6-9, 2014
May 28-31, 2015
November 12-15, 2015

Fit & Sew Fashion Knits
April 23-26, 2015

Pant Fit & Sew
September 11-14, 2014
September 10-13, 2015

* to be added to a waitlist for
sold out workshops,
please email Pati Palmer

Introducing Pamela Leggett
The Philadelphia workshops will be taught by Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor Pamela Leggett, who has been teaching Palmer/Pletsch Fit and Pant Fit classes for 13 years. The four-day workshops will be held at Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum and Quilting, a beautiful new store near the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA. The state of the art store, owned by Steve Chubin, has four classrooms, one of which is currently being used by Pamela for all of her local classes, a kitchen featuring Meile appliances, Baby Lock, Bernina and Janome sewing machines, notions, patterns and thousands of bolts of fabric.

Important Note:
Before booking travel, please check the registration form for Shop 'til You Drop and Teacher Training dates. Also see Workshop Cancellation Policy below left.

PRICING
4-Day Workshops: $695
5-Day Workshops: $795
1-Day Teacher Training: $195

Shop 'Til You Drop
Fabric Tour in the New York City Garment District: $115

  Click the box 
  at left to
  sign up now.


Details About the Philadelphia Workshops
 

The workshop location and
Philadelphia Hotel.

Learn more...
 

Check out photos of  Philadelphia workshops here...

Gift Certificates are Available for all Workshops:

2014-2015
SEATTLE
WORKSHOPS

Fit
April 9-12. 2015
September 10-13, 2015

Learn to Sew Jackets
October 9-13, 2014
October 8-12, 2015

Pant Fit & Sew
August 10-13, 2015


NEWS!
Marta Alto has retired from teaching the jacket workshop
in Portland, Oregon.
Sign up to take the new
jacket workshops in Seattle
and Michigan. Learn more...

 

 

Workshop page updated
8-20-2014

2014-2015
MICHIGAN
WORKSHOPS

4-Day Fit
September 19-22, 2014
March 20-23, 2015

4-Day Pant Fit & Sew
September 18-21, 2015

Learn to Sew Jackets
May 1-5, 2015

NEW!
2-Day Mini Vacation: Fashion Fitting the Upper Body

August 15-16, 2015

NEW!
2-Day Mini Vacation

Fashion Fitting the Lower Body -
Pant Fit & Sew

November 15-16, 2014
    sold out
April 18-19, 2015

To save $55 on the 2014 Mini Vacations, see the registration page.

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Hundreds of students from around the world have attended our sewing vacations. 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.

You will be guided by the qualified Palmer/Pletsch teaching team. You’ll learn not only the easiest way to perform a task, but the best way. When there is more than one BEST way, you will be offered choices. Select the best way for YOU. We have been teaching sewing for over 35 years, focusing on quality garments sewn with limited time. We have worked with and influenced pattern companies, bringing our message to you along with our books and DVDs in the broadest way. We want to PERSONALLY share our knowledge with you in these workshops. AND, we learn from you as well—hopefully making us better teachers. 

For more information about each topic, click on the workshop title, left, right, and above. To register for workshops and optional programs, click on one of the turquoise "READY TO REGISTER" buttons.

      

WORKSHOP
DESCRIPTIONS

For full descriptions, click above. For a sequential calendar listing of workshops, click here.
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If you need additional workshop information, please contact
Marta Alto at 503/297-1519 or martasews@aol.com

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Click below to
learn more about
Things to See and
Do In the Beautiful Pacific Northwest
and in Philadlephia


When you're in Oregon, think about including a visit to Maryhill Museum in the Columbia Gorge to see the miniature mannequins of Théâtre de la Mode.

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Portland, Oregon, weekly classes and special events are held at our sewing school at the Fabric Depot on 122nd and S.E. Stark.

For a schedule, visit the Palmer/Pletsch School of
Sewing website at www.palmerpletschsewing.com
or contact call Julie Foglio, Manager, Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing, at 503/492-9455.

 

TEACHER
TRAINING 

and the Palmer/
Pletsch Teacher 
Certification 
Program

For details, click above.

OPTIONAL TOURS
AND PROGRAMS IN PORTLAND AND PHILADELPHIA


Shop 'Til You Drop 
Fabric Tours

Spend a day visiting stores in the fabric store capitals of the world! (learn more...)



In Portland, Have an Image Experience 
Plus Color Analysis

Have your colors and makeup done by the expert, using her all-new system. She'll provide you with new color choices and  information that will update your look...
(learn more...)


This was my first time attending a Palmer/Pletsch workshop and I will definitely return for all the offered courses. I intend to make this a yearly vacation just for me. I never once thought seriously about my business back in New York City while in Portland.
Robyn Turner, NYC, NY, Pant Fitting and Sewing July 200
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