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,Denver and New Orleans.

Ryliss Bod
Director & Head Instructor
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       New Drafting Classes
No sew experience is needed, this is perfect for beginners and those who are experience sewing.  Click Here to Register
No sewing or drafting experience is required.  Perfect for beginners and those with sewing experience.  Click Here

Professor Kenneth D. King's next workshops

3 Day Weekend with Kenneth D. King  THE MOULAGE
Friday - Sunday
November 10-12
9 - 4 pm
September 19, 2017
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New Orleans
Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan
Friday, March 23, 2018
9-4 pm
Registration Deadline
December 30, 2017
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Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan
Saturday,  March 24, 2018
9-4 pm
Registration Deadline
December 30, 2017
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Both Days, Friday & Saturday

March 23 & 24
9-4 pm
Registration Deadline - 
December 30, 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

Alter & Sew
Ryliss Bod

August 10, 2017

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