Sewing Workshops: Six Schools and Classes Across America – Sew & Fitting Lessons

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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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November 2017
$195.00 - $750.00
November 9 - November 12

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Philadelphia

  Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself! The first day we will…

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$60 - $750
November 10 - November 13

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Portland, Oregon

  Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself! The first day we will…

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January 2018
$350.00
January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: PANT FIT & SEW 2-DAY – Portland, Oregon – January 27-28, 2018

  Day One 9-6 The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. Then we will give you a store tour of best fabrics for sewing pants. Measure for size. Fill out a Fit Chart with suggested alterations. Tissue-fit a pant and alter it to fit you. The alterations made on this pant will show how you differ from other commercial patterns. Day Two 9-6 Cut and pin-fit fabric. Tweak the fit in fabric.…

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February 2018
$350
February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FASHION FITTING THE UPPER BODY 2-DAY – Portland – February 24-25, 2018

Day One 9-6 The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. Then we will do a store tour of best fabrics for sewing a blouse that you will love. Measure for size. Fill out a Fit Chart with suggested alterations. Tissue-fit a blouse and alter it to fit you. The alterations made on this blouse will show how you differ from a commercial pattern. Day Two 9-6 Cut and pin-fit fabric. Tweak the…

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March 2018
$195 - $750
March 8, 2018 - March 11, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Philadelphia — March 8-11, 2018

  Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself! The first day we will…

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$750
March 23, 2018 - March 26, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT & SEW FASHION KNITS 4-DAY – Michigan – March 23-26, 2018

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

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$350
March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
serger stitches

SEWING WORKSHOPS: SEWING WITH SERGERS 2-DAY – Portland – March 24-25, 2018

  Take two days and really learn what your serger can do to improve your fashion and home décor sewing.  By understanding the anatomy of your serger and and how it works to create stitches, you will leave empowered to make the most of your machine. On day one you will learn how to thread your machine, how to set up and create all the basic stitches:  3 & 4 thread overlock, 2 or 3-thread flatlock, narrow hem, rolled edges, and…

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April 2018
$350.00
April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Palmer/Pletsch Seattle Sewing School, 2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134 United States

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FASHION FITTING THE UPPER BODY 2-DAY – Seattle, Washington – April 13-14, 2018

Day One 9-6 The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. Then we will do a store tour of best fabrics for sewing a blouse that you will love. Measure for size. Fill out a Fit Chart with suggested alterations. Tissue-fit a blouse and alter it to fit you. The alterations made on this blouse will show how you differ from a commercial pattern. Day Two 9-6 Cut and pin-fit fabric. Tweak the…

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