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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Palmer/Pletsch Seattle Sewing School

INTRODUCING NANCY - Certified Sewing Instructor!

We are fortunate to have Nancy Seifert -Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor, and Pacific Fabrics join forces with  to bring our popular fit workshops to the Palmer/Pletsch Seattle Sewing School. Nancy began teaching Palmer/Pletsch methods in 2002 and says, "I was hooked! Finally, a method that made sense". Nancy has trained with Pati Palmer and Marta Alto at multiple Portland, Oregon workshops and has been a popular and successful teacher of Palmer/Pletsch Pant, Fit, and Jacket sewing classes in the Seattle area for ten years.


Our Seattle workshops are held in the newly restyled Pacific Fabrics store in the SODO district south of Safeco Field in Seattle. We love holding our workshops in a fabric store so that whatever you may need or want is readily available. Pacific Fabrics is part of a local, family owned company over 100 years old that began as a metal recycling business. They are now one of the largest FASHION fabric regional chains in America.

pacificfabricslogoPacific Fabrics

2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle WA (Washington) 98134


In the class room we offer coffee, water, and snacks, and, at midday, a wonderful lunch. Dinners are on your own. We have machines to loan if you cannot bring your own.

A bring list of what you need to bring for each class, along with other information is available as a pdf, you can find the individual bring list within the class event description, just start looking for a class that interests you! If you have the Palmer/Pletsch book that is being used as a reference for the class, bring it.

Teacher Training is available in conjunction the Fit and Pant Fit workshops. The Fit and Pant Fit class descriptions pages have more information available as well as how to sign up!

"Nancy Seifert's recent Fit workshop in Seattle was excellent! It changed my sewing life."

Clair Englander, October 2016


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1046 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel
77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104

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April 2018
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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June 2018
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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October 2018
$195 - $750
October 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Palmer/Pletsch Seattle Sewing School, 2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134 United States

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY – Seattle, Washington – October 2-7, 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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