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Class size is limited to 5 students. Ages 11-Adults
Measurements are key to getting a custom fit. Every student who sews a garment at the Sewing and Design School has their measurements taken and their patterns altered to fit. Whether you are a newbie to sewing or an experienced quilter or seamstress, a good fit in a garment is a must.

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Sewing Lessons

Beginners to Professionals
   starting with
Learn to Sew 1 Classes
Basic Garment Construction
Learn to Sew 2/3 Classes
Sewing Machine Basics
Open Labs on Mondays w/o machine
Open Labs on Mondays w/machine
Pattern Alterations
Open Labs on Wednesdays with machine
Open Labs on Wednesdays w/o machine
Pattern Drafting
Altering & Hacking Patterns
Private Lessons Fridays
Private Lessons Sundays
Private Lessons Tuesdays
Make a Custom Face Mask
              $25 includes pattern, woven fabric, sewing machine
1 hour class! You will go home with your pattern to make more!

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Face Mask Pattern for woven fabric $12
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The Sewing & Design School in Tacoma, WA 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.
We also offer Weekend Workshops in

Tacoma and Redwood City, CA . Click Here for the latest.

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The Difference between Woven, Stretch Woven and Knit Fabrics
Laundry Saving Tips
Sleeve Designs
Fashion Designers
Dress Friday

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Director & Head Instructor
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Instagram @RylissBod
Host of #SewApril2020 and #MadeWithWoolContest
Central West Director for the Make it with Wool Contest

CNN Business Article
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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!
Ryliss Bod is Washington State's Central West District Director of the Make it with Wool Contest.
Information about the Make it with Wool Contest in Washington State, click here

Tailored to meet YOUR NEEDS!

Private Sewing Lessons
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It is our goal to meet the needs of your 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 and are in Partnership with Pacific Fabrics, a locally owned family business with 2 stores.  In Seattle SODO, and Bremerton
Kenneth D. King

Drafting a Custom Trouser Pattern
In Tacoma
August 15-16 , 2020
$650 Click Here

Alter & Hacking Patterns

Take a 3 hour class to alter a pattern to fit.  Change up the design by hacking the pattern with Ryliss Bod. For more information and to register - Register Here