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Fit and Pant Teacher Training Program: 1-day $195
Includes lunch, professional camera-ready materials, and CD of digital slides with script. The value of the slides (on CD) alone is over $1,000.



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A great reference for 
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The BUSINE$$ OF 
TEACHING SEWING
$24.95

Check out our Teacher Resources web page to see the available seminar programs and other support materials, and to read our Teacher Update newsletters.

TEACHER TRAINING FIT AND PANT FIT CANCELLATION POLICY

Our teacher training sessions are a time to practice fit as if the instructor was not there, but coming to your rescue when needed. It is a confidence-building experience. However, when there are less than three registered for fit or pant fit teacher training at any location, the day-long session will be canceled and we will instead offer it as a home-study alternative. If there are just two signed up, it may be offered as a half day instead. We will let you know as far in advance as is possible. You would practice fitting others at home after the workshop and Pati Palmer will be your personal coach. You would email Pati photos of issues you can’t solve for as long as is needed.

If you choose this option, during the workshop, your Palmer/Pletsch instructor will go through the contents of the teacher training CD with you. It contains slides, script, camera-ready handouts, class outlines, pricing ideas, lists of what to bring to class, marketing materials, logos, and more.

You might also try to fit another person during the workshop or at least watch your instructor fit and listen to her thought processes as she makes fitting decisions.


 

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE WITH OUR 
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

Teacher training comes in several formats depending on the topic. It is designed to give you the professional tools and confidence to begin teaching the subject you were trained in. You will also be able to benefit by using the Palmer/Pletsch name and reputation to help build your classes and network with hundreds of Palmer/Pletsch instructors worldwide. Plus, it will qualify you to apply to be a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor. It is advisable to read the book The Business of Teaching Sewing before you arrive so you will be able to ask questions about anything you need more information on. The book was written based on over 40 years of teaching all kinds of classes including traveling seminars.

FIT TEACHER TRAINING—One-Day

Spend the day fitting others in the basic fit shells as well as a variety of fashions so that you will be confident when you are on your own at home. Pati Palmer or the Palmer/Pletsch instructor at your location will be there observing, helping, and available to answer questions if you get stuck.You will also receive a CD with camera-ready handouts for your classes, slides and a script for teaching Fit, a variety of slide presentations in Power Point which allows you to rearrange slides for any length presentation, class format ideas, sample promotional flyers and marketing materials. You will be able to order the McCall’s Palmer/Pletsch basic fit patterns for your classes at a reduced price for use in your classes. $195
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PANT FIT AND SEWING
TEACHER TRAINING—One-Day

Spend the day fitting others in a variety of styles of pants so that you will be confident when you are on your own at home. Pati Palmer or the Palmer/Pletsch instructor at your location will be there observing, helping, and available to answer questions if you get stuck. You will also receive a CD with camera-ready handouts for your classes, slides and a script for teaching Fit, a variety of slide presentations in Power Point which allows you to rearrange slides for any length presentation, class format ideas, sample promotional flyers and marketing materials. You will also be able to order the Palmer/Pletsch McCall’s basic pant fit pattern at a reduced price for use in your classes. $195
Register NOW

JACKETS TEACHER
TRAINING—Now On CD

After you have completed the Learn to Sew Jackets workshop, tailoring teacher training is offered as a CD. You will receive a Palmer/Pletsch Tailoring Teacher Training CD that contains all of the slides In Power Point that are needed to teach a one- to three-hour tailoring seminar. The CD also includes a script, supply lists, marketing materials, camera-ready handouts, hands-on class order, 5-day or 6 week class outline, list of what to bring to class and more. During the jacket workshop, your Palmer/Pletsch Instructor will go through the CD with you and give the slide presentation as an overview for everyone in the class. You can use the slides as a seminar to get people to sign up with your hands-on class. You can practice the slides by reading the script and projecting the slides in the privacy of your home.
TEACHER TRAINING CD $195


 

BEGINNING SEWING—takes place during the workshop

Janet will lead lunch discussions about how to get started, where to teach, prices to charge, class formats and lengths. You become the beginning student and observe how Janet teaches the beginning sewing levels. You will see why she has waiting lists to get into her classes.  You will receive a CD with ready-to-print pages for your students’ notebooks for each level of the beginning sewing classes. It also includes marketing materials.  No extra charge. FREE with workshop.

TEACHER TRAINING CD
FOR SERGING

We are providing an optional Serger Teacher Training CD in lieu of staying an extra day since you will have already experienced all of the techniques. If you already are an experienced serger teacher, we have made this CD available to you as well; however, although you won’t be authorized to bill yourself as a Palmer/Pletsch trained instructor, it will give you some new professional tools to use for your serger classes. The CD includes all of the notebook pages for a variety of class formats ready to print out and use in your teaching.  It also includes 290 slides, a script, the slides in PowerPoint, and marketing ideas for serger classes. It would cost you thousands of dollars to create this many professional slides!

Teacher Training Kit: $195

If you'd like to take the four-day serger workshop at home, we now offer a home study course. Learn more...

BECOME A
CERTIFIED
PALMER/PLETSCH
INSTRUCTOR

AFTER you have taken EITHER Fit, or Pant Fitting & Sewing PLUS its teacher training, OR the Beginning Fashion Sewing Teacher Training workshop, you qualify to apply to be a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor. Your contact info will then be in the teacher listing on our website as a certified instructor.

Once certified, you are authorized to promote yourself as a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor and we will promote you nationally as a teacher certified in the Palmer/Pletsch System of Sewing.™ 

The certification fee is $39 annually.

After applying, to maintain your certification, each year you will need to earn 100 points called PDUs, Professional Development Units in order to renew your certification. Taking additional workshops qualify as points as well, 50 for 5-day workshops, 40 for 4-day workshops, and 20 for 2-day mini workshops in Michigan. We will also give you a list of the things you can do to earn PDUs, all of which will help you improve your business (a list can be found in the application/renewal form below). This program is designed as a continuing education program so you can constantly better yourself and your skills. 

BONUS: To encourage excellence, certified instructors may repeat teacher training at no charge. Save $195!  When you repeat any workshop that has teacher training you may repeat the teacher training portion at no additional cost.

BONUS: You will be listed, with city, phone number, and e-mail address, on the Palmer/Pletsch website so students can find you. If you have a website, we can list that, too. You may also provide a photo that will be included on the website above your listing. To see our teacher listing, click the graphic below:

                

To apply for or renew your certification, you can pay your fee of $39 here:
Certification $39/year
(apply or renew)

Download and fill out one of the Application/Renewal forms below, and email, fax, or mail it to us at the time of payment.  Thank you.

Submit application/renewal form via fax, mail,
or email attachment using the PDF
or the Word document below

CSI Application/Renewal Form PDF
(fillable application or renewal)
NOTE: Download this to your computer and open using Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to use the fillable function.

CSI Application/Renewal Form
Word document
 

***CSI Application -- One Year
Must have completed one Palmer/Pletsch Workshop with Teacher Training
 
***CSI Renewal -- One Year
Must send completed PDU form to Palmer/Pletsch

Email to info@palmerpletsch.com
Fax to 503.274.1377

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12401 NE 60th Way, Unit A-12
Vancouver, WA 98682

 

    



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