Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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  • Seam Ripper

    Use this handy tool for cutting thread on seams or button holes. When your existing seam ripper struggles to rip, you risk cutting the fabric. A new seam ripper is in order! This is our favorite ergonomic seam ripper. Pati suggests having a spare for when the other one starts to dull.
  • Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Tape 1/2" wide

    This 1/2"-wide double stick light fusible tape bonds permanently when ironed. And it virtually disappears into lace! We discovered this product while writing Knits for Real People. The “2” means it has been improved by making both sides of the fusible web sticky. This paper-back sticky fusible web can be stuck to the edge of a hem, paper removed, turned up and stuck to the fabric, then fused. We like to lightly touch the paper with the iron for better hold so we can stick it all the way around the hem. Then remove the paper, measure and turn up the hem using the Nancy Zieman hem gauge, and stick it in place. Then fuse. 20- yard package
  • This is an unstructured overcoat, meaning that it doesn’t have a lining and no shaping like shoulder pads or heavy interfacing. I will give you some tips below on using some light interfacing, especially for the front facing pieces. You will want to finish the inside back seams either with a serger or bias binding which would be pretty in a contrasting color! Some design details that you don’t want to miss:
    • I made the sleeve with a raised sleeve cap so it should be set in from the tip of your shoulder a little bit, meaning that the shoulder seam is meant to be a little shorter. When you are tissue fitting don’t correct this!
    • This coat has a 3 piece sleeve because your arm doesn’t hang stick straight so why should your sleeve? It bends gently at the elbow and is shaped with darts and a curved over-arm seam. Make sure not to press it down flat. Use pressing tools to press your seams open. Then to one side to do your topstitching.
    • Topstitching is optional, but suggested~ it will keep the edges of your overcoat flat and make the seams stronger.
    • There is a slight curve on the front jacket closure, make sure to sew smoothly and slightly round and not pivot to a right angle.
    • There are side panels on the front and back, so if you need to do a FBA, you only have to do it on the front piece, not the side panel.
    • There are inseam pockets between the side panel and front!
    • The front is fully faced with self-fabric.
  • This cropped flare pant have L - shaped front pockets, option of waistband or facing and an exposed or fly front zipper! I love the exposed zipper with a dark denim and the red is made from this amazing red micro corduroy. If you are starting to sew early these would be great in a drapey, light weight cotton or rayon while it's still hot outside.  It also comes with this cute cropped bell sleeve top that goes perfectly with the higher waist of the pant!
  • PerfectSew Wash-away Liquid Fabric Stabilizer PerfectSew penetrates fabric to stiffen it for a multitude of sewing projects, including machine embroidery. It is the only patented water-soluble product for penetrating fabric to stiffen it for sewing. Our new thicker solution provides maximum stabilization-greater stiffness in only one application. available in 8-oz and 32-oz bottles
  • Pati's Best Interfacing Offer: 1-yard packages of all four PerfectFuse Interfacings plus a bonus Perfect Fusing DVD

    This is a $52.75 value

  • Marta's Embroidery Essentials: Learn Machine Embroidery DVD Perfect Sew Wash-Away Fabric Stabliizer 24k gold-plated Italian Embroidery Scissors

    Are you thinking of buying an embroidery machine? Do you own one, but rarely use it? Did you buy an embroidery machine,  but haven’t taken the embroidery unit out of the box? Let Marta explain seven things that will simplify machine embroidery. Then use our Italian embroidery scissors and PerfectSew wash-away fabric stabilizer on your own embroidery projects. Take advantage of this special $35.00 combo pricing (a $52 value)
  • Palmer/Pletsch Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for any sewist in your life! Choose one of the dollar amounts below or call 1-800-728-3784 for any other amount.
  • This is the second and improved version of the NO SIDE-SEAM pant! We got such rave reviews from using this in our Craftsy "Fitting Fashion Knits" class (click the link to get 25% off!) that once the pattern got discontinued we had to do it again! this time we have a short version as well. The unique thing about this pant is it has no side seam, so fitting and altering is a little different. As always, personalized instructions, written by us, the designers, for this specific design are in the guide sheet! This is a great pant for a knit or a woven! Can be made with a center back zipper or an elastic waistband.
  • Workshop Gift Certificates Give the gift of a Palmer/Pletsch sewing workshop. Your favorite sewer will love the opportunity to take a sewing vacation in the company of others as passionate about sewing as he or she is, learning about fitting, sewing pants, sewing with knits, tailoring, and more. Check out the topics and dates available on our workshop page. Purchase a gift certificate for a 2-day, 4-day, or 5-day workshop and we'll include our gold Italian embroidery scissors with the certificate to make the gift even more special. NOTE: If you would prefer to purchase a gift certificate for a certain dollar amount instead, please call 1-800-728-3784 or order our Palmer/Pletsch gift certificate.
  • Fit For Real People

    Sew great clothes using ANY pattern — SECOND EDITION

    by Pati Palmer, By Marta Alto

    After 25 years of hands-on teaching and fitting thousands of different women's bodies, Pati Palmer and Marta Alto have found a way to achieve perfect garment fit that really works. And now they've translated all their expertise into this book. The Alto and Palmer fitting system is easy and practical no matter what the pattern brand. It is measure-free and doesn't require drafting skills.
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
  • This super-flare dress and top is fitted through the bust then flares immediately through the waist and hip. The top has a center front and center back seam to help create this much flare. You can choose to top-sitich the center front and back seams for a decorative reasons but to also stabilize your lengthwise seams. This style is SUPER easy to sew and fit. Still if you are doing the version with the 3/4 sleeve, make sure to tissue fit the sleeve. As always, personalized tissue fitting instructions for this specific pattern are in the guide sheet!