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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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SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT & SEW A KNIT T-SHIRT 2-DAY – Seattle, Washington – June 22-23, 2018

June 22 - June 23

| $350

Workshop Details

When: Start: June 22 -- End: June 23
Where: 2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134 United States
Instructor: Nancy Seifert

Day 1

We start with a comprehensive overview of fitting and sewing knits. Learn the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method while being fitted in the Palmer/Pletsch fashion tee. You will cut it out and pin-fit or baste then fit.

Day 2

You will learn to sew a pucker-free dart, sew and finish seams, stabilize where necessary, and apply a neck binding, hem with Steam-A-Seam. If you have time, you can fit the Palmer/Pletsch cowl knit top. Included: The Palmer/Pletsch tee pattern M6964, lunch, and 17 hours of instruction. Take Fit and Sew a Knit Top again.

The study of fit is ongoing. As fashion changes, there are new fit challenges. You will have two full days to tissue-fit and fabric-fit any knit top patterns you desire. Bring questions you want answered, and plan to spend time watching others being fit—there is much to learn in that process!

And again, and again...

Continue to refine and MASTER your fitting and sewing skills under our expert guidance. If you teach fit, you will want to watch even more bodies being fitted and more alteration challenges tackled. You will truly achieve your masters in fit!

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Suggested Resources

  • This is the original fit pattern that was used in Palmer/Pletsch fit workshops to create your “body map.” For those who want to make a "muslin" out of gingham before sewing other garments, this is the perfect pattern. 

  • Straight or boot legged, below waist jeans have side front pockets with inside pocket, front fly zipper, back yoke, back pockets, waistline with button closure, belt carriers and narrow hem. The guidesheet includes fit tips and sewing jeans details. See Marta fit and sew jeans and follow along with her on our DVD Jeans For Real People. An expanded jeans chapter is in our latest book Pants For Real People and includes a sewing order that you'll love.


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Fit and Sew A Knit T-Shirt 2-Day Workshop - Seattle Location - June 22-23, 2018$350.00

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