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

Check out our sewing lessons in a city close to you:
Portland, Oregon |
Seattle, Washington|
Detroit, Michigan |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania |
Hartford, Connecticut

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 2016
$60 - $750
November 4, 2016 - November 7, 2016

SEWING WORKSHOP FIT PATTERNS 4-DAY CLASS – 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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$125 - $750
November 10, 2016 - November 13, 2016

SEWING WORKSHOP: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Philadelphia

-----Class Sold Out--- 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…

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January 2017
$350
January 28 - January 29

SEWING WORKSHOP: PANT FIT & SEW 2-DAY – Portland, Oregon

  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 2017
$350
February 18 - February 19
serger stitches

SEWING WORKSHOPS: SEWING WITH SERGERS 2-DAY – Portland, Oregon

    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 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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March 2017
$195.00 - $750.00
March 16 - March 19

SEWING WORKSHOP: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Connecticut

-Sold Out-   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…

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April 2017
$350
April 1 - April 2

SEWING WORKSHOP: PANTS FIT & SEW 2-DAY – Portland, Oregon

  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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$750.00
April 6 - April 9
Workshop: Fit and Sew Knits

SEWING WORKSHOP: FIT & SEW FASHION KNITS 4-DAY – Philadelphia

  -Sold Out- To be on the wait list for this class please call George at 800-728-3784 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…

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$350
April 16 - April 19

SEWING WORKSHOPS: PANT FIT & SEW 2-DAY – Michigan

  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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