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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 Workshops in Atlanta, Redwood City, CA and Charlotte. NC.

Laundry Saving Tips on the Sewing and Design School Blog, Click Here

Upcoming Classes Click Here

Ryliss Bod
Director & Head Instructor
Sewing and Design School Blog Click Here
Instagram @RylissBod
Host of #SewApril2020 and #MadeWithWoolContest
Central West Director of the Make it with Wool Contest


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

The Central West District Contest was held on October 6, 2019 at the Sewing and Design School.  The Washington State Make it with Wool Contest will be held November 9, in Vancouver, WA at Heathman Lodge.

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. 

We support our local
Fabric Stores and are in Partnership with Pacific Fabrics, a locally owned family business with 4 stores.  In Seattle, Northgate and SODO, and in Bellevue and Bremerton
Learn to Sew a Knit Top

Learn to Sew a Knit Top
that FITS
Ryliss Bod
November 2
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Limited to 5 students
Sewing & Serger
Machines included

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