New Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing Classes

Did you know we have a Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing right here in our store? If you've been looking for a place to learn the very basics or brush up on your garment-making skills or just want a knowledgable sewist on-hand for your questions, this is the place to go! Classes start up again next week and there are a dozen-plus classes to choose from.  Here are just a few of them being offered: 

Adult Beginning Sewing Level I
Learn to sew or improve your skills in this four-week hands-on beginner class. Have fun learning basic sewing skills, as well as how to operate your sewing machine. Bring your machine to class (or borrow one from us). 

Adult Beginning Sewing Levels II and III
Improve your skills and build on what you learned in Level I. In this class students will add to their sewing sample notebook and sew a wrap-style robe (Level II) or two-piece pajamas (Level III). Completion of Level I or equivalent experience suggested.

zippersEZB: Elastic, Zippers and Buttons
This three-week series is a hands-on class that will teach beginners basic techniques such as zipper installation, elastic applications, how to make buttonholes, apply ribbing, etc. Beginning Adult Sewing I or equivalent experience suggested. 

Hems 101
Tired of paying someone else to shorten your clothes? Learn to do it yourself! This one session, hands-on class will teach you what you need to know to handle all those basic hemming jobs from jeans to skirts and pants.

SergerSergers Level I
Get to know and use your SERGER. This class is perfect if you have a new or 'new-to-you' serger. In this class you will learn abut easy threading, basic tension, simple flat-lock and versatile roll hem. You will be provided with fabric for samples which will go into a notebook with directions. If you need to borrow one of our sergers please let us know when you register. 

Sergers Level II
Are you ready to do more with your serger than just finish seams? In this 5-hour class you will build on what you learned in Sergers I and take it to the next level.You will learn: r
eview of Sergers I basics and best use of stitches, turning inside and outside curves and corners, flat-locking for fashion or craft sewing, the famous "pailess placket" - MAGICAL!!, easy 'spaghetti' straps - a great way to turn and finish narrow tubing, practical rolled hem-practice makes perfect, and an intro to decorative and specialty threads.

Advanced Open Sewing 
Develop and complete your unfinished projects or start new ones under the watchful eye of a well-qualified expert. Tricia Crockett helps you fit your unique contours and coaches you through the sewing process. This open session provides uninterrupted sewing time and the space to complete your projects. Ongoing daytime class.

Beginning Quilting Level I
Beginning Quilting Level II
Afternoon and evening classes with Julio Fogio to develop your quilting skills with skilled quilter Julie Foglio. The Level I class will learn to choose your fabric, cut, sew and finish a Trip Around the World quilt in this 6-week class. Level II is for those who would like to make a Log Cabin Quilt. It is a seven-week class and is designed to be a start to finish class project.

Kids' Sewing Class
Under Lynda’s teaching your child will learn to wind the bobbin, thread the machine, operate the machine safely plus at the same time have a fun experience. Each student will move on to more projects as they acquire new skills. 4-week hands-on class series. Lynda only takes 4 students per session.

learn to sewOpen Sewing and Quilting (with ASL-friendly instructor)
Join us to work on sewing and quilting projects with the company of other sewists. Instructor, Teresa Coates, is available for one-on-one guidance with apparel and home decor sewing, as well as quilting projects. Come take advantage of the classroom's large cutting tables and open work space to start a new project or finish an abandoned work-in-progress. Instructor has more than 30 years experience in sewing/quilting and is conversationally fluent in American Sign Langauge. 


Edith Pavlicek

May 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM

I would like to learn more skills in sewing my own clothing since I simply cannot find anything I would feel comfortable wearing. I would like more information for fall classes starting and cost. I have some limited skill in sewing.