Learn the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method in this sewing workshop—fitting techniques that work the best. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself!

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Maker's Hideaway

This is an All-Inclusive Fitting Retreat at Makers Hideaway.

This class will help you master fitting and sewing any pattern in any knit.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL: Workshops in this location require attendees to provide proof of a COVID vaccination. The situation can change. Check in with your instructor about any additional requirements, such as masking.

Check in to Makers Hideaway on the afternoon of the first day, with a welcome and introduction at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and an evening slide presentation. Classes end at 3:00 pm on the fifth day.

Sewing with knit fabrics today is quick, easy, and very fashionable! From casual to formal wear, knit fabrics rule, but all the old “rules” don’t. Take all the best ideas from ready-to-wear to couture sewing and incorporate these techniques into your knitwear. We’ve taken the mystery out of fitting a pattern for any type of knit fabric. Every garment from the T-shirt to the draped dress should fit and suit your individual body and style. After an introductory comprehensive presentation on knit fabric types, fitting knits, and knit sewing tips, we will show you knit garments, then take you shopping to see a large variety of knit fabrics

We start with a simple top to make sure everyone understands how to fit themselves. Then, from the simple fitted top, learn how to make creative garments with design changes. We encourage you to try a variety of styles in knits such as dresses, cardigans, tops with cowl and many other neckline finishes, jackets and the no-side seam pant. Sewing advice will be given as needed.

Pati and Sue Neall (Palmer/Pletsch Australia) have also written a book on sewing knits, Knits for Real People. Pati Palmer, Marta Alto, Sue Neall and our other teachers have been experimenting with fitting knits since the 1970s. Pati has designed and written guide sheets for many of her McCall Pattern designs either for knits only or for both knits and wovens. Pamela Leggett has designed many patterns for knits ( If you have dreamed of spending four days just focusing on knit fashions, then under the guidance of our talented teachers, this workshop is for you.

Nancy Seifert with two students at a Palmer/Pletsch workshop

The Book You’ll Want to Have—Knits for Real People

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 in this book, Knits for Real People.

spiral version of Knits for Real People


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