Sewing Lessons
Beginners - Professionals
Sewing Machine Basics
Pattern Alterations
Pattern Drafting

The Sewing & Design School offers cutting edge sewing classes and workshops with expert instruction in constructing clothing with today's fabrics, personal pattern alterations and fitting, pattern drafting and design, quilting and fiber arts. From teaching beginners to hobbyists and professionals, we have classes that will appeal to all skill levels. We’ll give you helpful tips on adjusting patterns to fit before you sew, eliminating the frustration of wasted time and effort. Our highly qualified instructors, well respected in the sewing and fashion industry, will teach you the easiest and latest methods and trends available to help you achieve your sewing and designing goals.
            Workshops in Atlanta, Seattle and Denver.

Ryliss Bod
Director & Head Instructor
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Sponsors List - and it is growing.

Sewing_and_Design_Fabrics 3 days
Pacific Fabrics - sponsoring 7 days
Urban Kids Fabrics - 3 days
Pendleton Woolen Mills 2 days
Enchanted Fabrics 2 days
Threads Magazine - sponsoring 2 days
The Simplicity Pattern Company - sponsoring 2 days
Rachel's House of Craft
The McCall Pattern Company

Style Maker Fabrics
Yuki at Waffle Patterns
Kashi at Metro Textiles Corp.

Butchers Sew Shop
Promenade Fine Fabrics
Elliott Berman Textiles
Sarah Gunn (Goodbye Valentino) & Julie Starr- The Tunic Bible
Kenneth D. King
Lynda Maynard
Sewing and Design School
Elle Russell - Elle Russ-Sew
Pendleton Woolen Mills
LA Finch Fabrics
Weare The Fabric Store
Maddie - MMdalynne
Emma One Sock
The Fashion Institute of S. Florida
Kate - Youre Sew Creative
Brenda Marks
Erin Schulte - Just Putterin
Coco Savage - Naughty Bobbin Patterns
Upcraft Club
Named Clothing
Something Unique Tailor
Lonestar Couture
Minerva Crafts
Bella Sunshine Designs
Textile Garden
Arrow Mountain
Niizoccraft - 2 days
Melissa Watson Designs
Just Patterns
Laura SewDifferent

Professor Kenneth D. King's next workshops

 Join us in
Atlanta, GA
Draft a Custom Trouser/Pant Pattern
May 6 & 7, 2017
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Seattle, WA
Cool Tricks Takes Manhattah
Friday, June 23, 2017
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Draft a Custom Trouser/Pant Pattern
Saturday & Sunday
June 24-25, 2015
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Trunk Show
Saturday, June 24, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 Trouser Drafting Students
$35 ASG Members
$40 Non-ASG Members

3 Day weekend with Kenneth D. King
Friday - Sunday
June 23-25, 2017
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    Denver, CO
                       Cool Tricks takes Manhattan                     
Friday, July 14, 2017
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Trunk Show
Friday, July 14
6:30-8:30 pm
$20 Trouser Drafting Students
$35 ASG Members
$40 Non ASG Members

Draft a Custom Trouser/Pant Pattern
Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 2017
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3 Day weekend with Kenneth D. King
July 14-16, 2017
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3 Day Weekend with Kenneth D. King  THE MOULAGE
Friday - Sunday
November 10-12
9 - 4 pm
September 19, 2017
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4424 - 6th Ave. Suite 2   
(back of the Real Estate building on 6th Ave, close to North Stevens)
Tacoma, WA 98406

Park free outside the entrance to the school!


Tailored to meet YOUR NEEDS!

It is our goal to meet the needs of our community. Please email your class, instructor or sewing requests to

Sewing Machine Operation

Learn to use your sewing machine and it's attachments when you bring it into a class. 

We support our  local
Fabric Stores

Great Workshops

Jan 14 & 15, 2017

Drape a Knit Block & Draft Sleeves with
Lynda Maynard
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Using your Moulage Top Sloper or
Knit Block & Sleeve Pattern

January 16, 2016
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3 Day weekend with Lynda
Jan. 14-16
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Customize the fit of your skirt

McCalls 3341
Discover how to make a custom fitting skirt in the Sew News Magazine by Ryliss Bod. On-line