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Learn to Sew
 Learn to make things, Ages 12-Adults

Sewing Classes

                 for
Beginners to Professionals
  
Learn to Sew 1 Classes on Saturdays
Learn to Sew 1 Classes on Sundays


Garment Construction
Sewing Classes 2, 3...
Sewing Tips to help you sew faster and easier
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
Fitting & Pattern Drafting & Pattern Alterations
Altering & Hacking Patterns
Moulage & Customizing a Dress Form with Kenneth D. King
Trouser Drafting with Kenneth D. King
Using Your Slopers

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 $65 increments Click Here
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

               Do you want to
Go to New York to Shop for Fabrics?

Click here for more information




Ryliss Bod
Director & Head Instructor
ryliss@comcast.net

 
Instagram @RylissBod click here
Host of #SewApril2022
Every day during the month of April has a theme with Sponsors awarding the People's Choice Winners gifts! Check it out.

Ryliss Bod is the Washington State's Central West Director of the "Make it with Wool Contest".


CNN Business Article
Sudden Sewing Boom has Sewing Machine Sellers Scrambling
Click Here


Location

4424 - 6th Ave. Suite 2   
(back of the Real Estate building on 6th Ave, close to North Stevens)
Tacoma, WA 98406
 
ryliss@comcast.net

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
Click Here


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


Using your SLOPERS and Dress Forms
Ryliss will show you how to use your dress forms and slopers drafted in Kenneth D. King's Moulage and Trouser Workshops.
$550
January 14 & 15, 2023
May 23 -24, 2023
September 25-26, 2023
Click Here

Fabric Resources

Shop Online at Wholesale Fabric Prices

Big Z Fabric sells a huge selection of fabrics at wholesale prices. Every fabric is already priced cheaper than most fabric stores and distributers. All fabric is sold by the yard. When you buy more yards we add additional discounts which can result in huge savings and pricing that is unbeatable elsewhere.


Website: Big Z Fabrics click here

Email:

sales@bigzfabric.com
Address:
3400 Slauson Ave Unit A,
Maywood CA 90270

Phone:
213-745-BIGZ (2449)

Toll Free:
844-BIG-Z-FAB (244-9322)
Kenneth D. King


Kenneth travels to Tacoma to teach Workshops.
Draft a Body Double Pattern
&
Customize a Dress Form
November 11-14, 2022
May 19-22, 2023
Click Here for more info

Moulage & Sleeve
September 23-24, 2023
Click Here for more info

Fitting Techniques
March 27, 2023
August 11, 2023
Click Here for more info

Trouser Drafting
September 17-18, 2022
March 25-26, 2023
August 12-13, 2023
Click Here for more info

















Sewing Classes

Take a 3 hour class sewing class, first step -alter the pattern to fit.  Saturday Classes , age 12-adults. For more information and to register - Register Here