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Learn to Sew
 Ages 12-Adults

Sewing Classes

Beginners to Professionals
   starting with
Learn to Sew 1 Classes
Garment Construction
Sewing Classes 2, 3...
Sew All Day on Saturdays
Sewing Machine Basics
A Sewing Open Lab with Great Tables & Machines
Open Sewing Labs on Mondays w/o machine
Open Sewing Labs on Mondays w/machine
Open Sewing Labs on Wednesdays with machine
Open Sewing Labs on Wednesdays w/o machine
Pattern Drafting & Pattern Alterations
Altering & Hacking Patterns
Private Lessons
Private Lessons Fridays for 2 hours
Private Lessons Fridays for 4 hours
Private Lessons Saturdays for 2 hours
Private Lessons Sundays for 2 hours
Private Lessons Tuesdays for 2 hours
Private Lessons Tuesdays for 4 hours
Private Lessons Thursdays for 4 hours
Private Lesson for Two for 2 hours Click Here
Private Lesson for Two for 4 hours Click Here
Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates in $50 increments Click Here
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Gift Certificates in $75 increments 
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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.

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.

ONLINE Altering and Hacking Patterns Class, Part 1, $15 click here.

Part 2 of the Online Altering and Hacking Patterns has
46 Photo Charts for Minimum Wearing Ease from Tops to Bottoms.  $49 click Here

Shop Online is OPEN Click Here 

Sewing and Design School Blog, Click Here
Find articles on
The Difference between Woven, Stretch Woven and Knit Fabrics
Laundry Saving Tips
Sleeve Designs
Fashion Designers
Dress Friday
Sleeve Ease

Upcoming Classes Click Here

Ryliss Bod
Director & Head Instructor

Instagram @RylissBod
Host of Instagram's #SewApril2022 and #MadeWithWoolContest

Make it with Wool Contest Washington State's Central West Director

CNN Business Article
Sudden Sewing Boom has Sewing Machine Sellers Scrambling
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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

Information about the National Make it with Wool Contest, click here.

Kim Vogley from Washington State's Central West District place first in the Adult Division in this year's national Make it with Wool Contest! I am so proud of Kim.

Tailored to meet YOUR NEEDS!

Private Sewing Lessons
with Ryliss Bod
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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. 

Learn to Sew 2/3 class
Kenneth D. King

Kenneth travels to Tacoma to teach Workshops.
We are scheduling a new workshop in May or June, news to be released soon.

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