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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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October 5, 2017 - October 9, 2017

| $850

Workshop Details

When: Start: October 5, 2017 -- End: October 9, 2017
Where: 2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134 United States
Instructor: Nancy Seifert

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 techniques will be demonstrated, but you need not make samples or use them in your jacket until you come again.

Take Tailoring again.

Since it is difficult to accomplish ALL details in one workshop, we hope you’ll return so you can master and expand your tailoring skills. Returnees may add new challenges or try new fabrics. If you didn’t do welt pockets or a notched collar the first time, do it now.

And again.

If you want to become a MASTER tailor or because you teach or sew for others, come back as often as you like. You will try new techniques, and challenging fabrics, and continue to perfect your skills. You can watch fittings, and fit yourself, in new jacket styles.

Click here for your BRING LIST.

NOTE: Tailoring Teacher Training is offered on a CD which is available to those who register for this Tailoring 5-Day Workshop.

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.

Who's Attending

5 people are attending SEWING WORKSHOPS: TAILORING 5-DAY CLASS – Seattle, Washington

  • Zeta Fonseca
  • Diana Stanley
  • Susan Myers
  • Andrea Hitchcock
  • Bernice Maldonado