Sewing Lessons
Beginners to Professionals
Sewing Machine Basics
Pattern Alterations
Pattern Drafting

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.

Upcoming Classes Click Here

Ryliss Bod
Director & Head Instructor
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Host of  #sewapril2017, 
#sewapril2018 and upcoming #sewapril2019  
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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.  For information about the Make it with Wool Contest nationally and the Fashion Apparel Design Competition for College Students click here.

Tailored to meet YOUR NEEDS!

Altering Patterns for a Custom Fit Workshop
Jan 12 & 13
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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
Great Workshops

Tacoma Coat Weekend Workshop
Ryliss Bod
Feb 9 & 10
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Limited to 5 students
Make a Tacoma Raincoat, Tacoma Shawl Collar Blanket Coat or Tacoma Hooded Blanket Coat.  Pattern 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