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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April 2018
$60 - $750
April 20, 2018 - April 23, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: JEANS THAT FIT 4-DAY – Portland – April 20-23, 2018

  Pati Palmer, McCall’s Fit Expert, has been designing jeans patterns for McCall’s since the 1980s. Learn how to achieve the look and fit you want, beginning by completing a personal jeans profile, then using the right size pattern. Learn the latest way to tissue-fit your jeans pattern: first tissue-fit like any pant, then give it the “jeans fit” in fabric—all before you do any sewing. See jeans in many fabrics and styles, bootcut to boyfriend to skinny, and learn about…

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May 2018
$195 - $750
May 4, 2018 - May 7, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: PANT FIT AND SEW 4-DAY – Michigan – May 4-7, 2018

  Learn to fit any style pant and to sew up all those details. The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. We will show you pant styles from our wardrobe. Then we will take you shopping to show you the easiest to fit pant fabrics that have good fit and sew qualities. We will measure your hip and determine your size. We will fit you in tissue and then show you how…

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June 2018
$750
June 7, 2018 - June 10, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOP: FIT & SEW FASHION KNITS 4-DAY – Philadelphia — June 7-10, 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 dress…

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$60 - $750
June 15, 2018 - June 18, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: PANT FIT AND SEW 4-DAY – Portland – June 15-18, 2018

  Learn to fit any style pant and to sew up all those details. The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. We will show you pant styles from our wardrobe. Then we will take you shopping to show you the easiest to fit pant fabrics that have good fit and sew qualities. We will measure your hip and determine your size. We will fit you in tissue and then show you how…

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$350
June 22, 2018 - June 23, 2018
Palmer/Pletsch Seattle Sewing School, 2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134 United States

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

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,…

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$60 - $750
June 22, 2018 - June 25, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: BEGINNING FASHION SEWING 4-DAY TEACHER TRAINING – Portland, Oregon – June 22-25, 2018

  Learn to teach four levels of beginning fashion sewing. You will make the notebook samples and four garment projects that you will be teaching. Class includes business basics such as how to market your classes and includes camera-ready originals for you to reproduce. Teachers completing this course are having a very HIGH success rate in filling classes and in teaching. Because beginning sewing is not being taught in most schools today, there is a need for beginning sewing teachers.…

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July 2018
$60 - $750
July 6, 2018 - July 9, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT & SEW FASHION KNITS 4-DAY – Portland – July 6-9, 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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$60 - $750
July 20, 2018 - July 23, 2018

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Portland – July 20-23, 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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