Sewing Workshops: Four Nationwide Sew & Fit Workshop Locations

Hundreds of students from around the world have attended our sewing workshop. 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.

Learn more about each location below…

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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 Palmer/Pletsch to bring our popular fit workshops to the Seattle area. 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.

THE LOCATION!

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
206-628-6237

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

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.

BRING LIST
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.

GRADUATION
A special graduation party with refreshments will be held at the completion of each workshop. It's a time to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere and share the whys of your sewing, your personal interests, and your aspirations. In a final ceremony, completion certificates will be awarded.

TEACHER TRAINING
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!

 

Upcoming Sewing Classes at the Seattle, Washington Location

WHERE TO STAY?

Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels
1046 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
Phone:206.204.9800
http://www.silvercloud.com/

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel
77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:206-340-1234
http://www.pioneersquare.com/

Upcoming Events

October 2016
$195 - $750
October 6 - October 9
WSFIT

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

  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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April 2017
$350
April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017

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

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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June 2017
$350
June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017
WSFFU

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FASHION FITTING THE UPPER BODY 2-DAY – Seattle, Washington

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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September 2017
$195 - $750
September 14, 2017 - September 17, 2017
WSFIT

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FIT PATTERNS 4-DAY SEMINAR -Seattle, Washington

  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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October 2017
$850
October 5, 2017 - October 9, 2017
WSJACKET

SEWING WORKSHOPS: TAILORING 5-DAY CLASS – Seattle, Washington

Tailor any jacket style. You will learn cutting and marking accuracy, interfacings and proper fusing, fit, shoulder and chest shaping, shaped darts, careful trimming and quality pressing, sleeve heads, bound buttonholes, patch and welt pockets, linings, and perfect hems. Truly, all of your sewing will improve after you learn to tailor. You will select a good fabric and a pattern based on your skills. If you have never sewn a jacket, choose one with fewer details to sew. More advanced…

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November 2017
$350
November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
WSFFU

SEWING WORKSHOPS: FASHION FITTING THE UPPER BODY 2-DAY – Seattle, Washington

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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