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Learn to Sew
Learn to make things, Ages 12-Adults
Kids 9-11 may enroll along with an adult.

Sewing Classes

Beginners to Professionals
   starting with
Learn to Sew 1 Classes on Saturdays
Learn to Sew 1 Classes on Sundays

Garment Construction
Sewing Classes
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 is done in all the classes!
Learn to Sew 2 - Hoodies, Sweatshirt, Knit Tops, Knit Pants or Knit Dress Class 1st session
Learn to Sew 2- 2nd session

Ryliss Bod's Hooded Coat Class

Workshops with Kenneth D. King

Moulage & Sleeve Drafting
Weekend Workshop, working on the 2024 schedule, to be announced soon.

Using Your Slopers with Ryliss Bod
 and Private Lessons
Private Lessons Late afternoon on Mondays 1 1/2 hours
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
Introduction to Sewing with PLAID 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


Ryliss Bod
Director & Head Instructor

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
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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

Martha Phelps, from Mercer Island, WA was the 1st place winner in Washington in 2022.

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 the 2022 National Make it with Wool Contest!

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

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.

September 25-26, 2023
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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

3400 Slauson Ave Unit A,
Maywood CA 90270

213-745-BIGZ (2449)

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

Kenneth travels to Tacoma to teach Workshops

Trouser Drafting
August 12-13, 2023
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Moulage & Sleeve
September 23-24, 2023
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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