Seattle - 3 day Weekend with Kenneth D. King

Friday, June 23, 2017 Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan
Based on his newest CD Book, Kenneth will demonstrate and students will construct samples of their favorite techniques.

This CD book is available for purchase.

New - Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan -$25.95
*New - Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan-International Orders $33.95 US

International Orders are shipped through Air Mail.

Kenneth will demonstrate and students will sew some of the techniques featured in the book.  The book is more than 3 full days of techniques. The outline of the book-

            Tips, Techniques and Drafting

  1. Improved Seam Roll
  2. Sewing with the bobbin thread
  3. A new scarf edge
  4. Sewing inside curves to outside curves
  5. Cutting loosely-woven fabrics
  6. Boning from the hardware store
  7. Recycling/Upcycling a jacket
  8. Restyling worn coat edgess
  9. Working with lame’ fabrics
  10. Staying necklines and armholes
  11. Staying curves with crossgrain muslin
  12. Inside miter for Hong Kong binding
  13. Bias binding to finish armholes and hems
  14. Lapped seams on a sweater
  15. Seams in bulk fabrics
  16. Double cloth patch pocket
  17. Double welt pocket for felted wool or leather
  18. Moving fare in a skirt
  19. Skirt fly front/pocket stay
  20. Surgeons; cuff
  21. Cut-on gusset-Norfolk jacket
  22. The action back jacket
  23. The loden coat
  24. Flange yoke detail
  25. The hybrid lapel facing
  26. The stand-away collar
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25
Students will
Draft a custom trouser/pant pattern. Using your own measurements, you will be taken step by step through the process of drafting a trouser/pant pattern.

Kenneth teaches the system of drafting trousers (for men and women) from measurements. After taking the proper measurements (which is covered in the text, as well as on the video on the CD), we cover calculations for the draft, and drafting the trouser. Once the trouser is drafted and made, common adjustments that might need to be made to the test the fit in the muslin to ensure proper fit. Finally, after a well-fitting trouser muslin has been made, the directions for adding style, such as pleats, pockets, waistbands, and the like, will be discussed.

Optional but highly recommended and available for purchased.
 Trouser Draft – $24.95 US
*Trouser Draft - $34.95 US International Orders
The trouser draft starts with a video on the Cd, demonstrating the proper way to take measurements. We then cover the calculations, and then drafting the trouser from calculations. Afterwards, making up in muslin, and the adjustments, are covered. finally, adding pockets, pleats, and waistbands, to make the trouser your design, will be discussed

The workshops will be held at Pacific Fabrics in SODO,
Just South of Downtown Seattle, not far from Safeco Field!
2230 4th Avenue South
Seattle WA (Washington) 98134

If you are interested in hiring Kenneth for a private lesson during his time in Denver, email him at

A $25 KIT FEE will be collected at the workshop. 

Available at the store for purchase, zippers, threads, muslin, pattern paper.

Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Materials Included:
Class notes, pencils, scotch tape, paper scissors, drafting rulers, elastic, carbon paper.
Sewing machine, sewing tools like scissors, pins, 7-9" zipper, 3-5 yards pant weight muslin, dual marking wheel, all purpose sewing thread, 3-5 yards of pattern paper...
Kenneth D. King is a professor at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York and the Sewing and Design School. Kenneth won the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. He is known for his articles in Threads Magazine, his books, CD books, TV show (�Sewing Today�), and "Jean-ius" an online class at , as well as his excellent teaching skills and his dashing personal style. He teaches workshops in Moulage, a French method of drafting and constructing a body double and bodice, jacket and overcoat slopers, Sleeve Drafting, Trouser Drafting, Designer Techniques, Cloning your Favorite Garments, leather and fur construction techniques and countless other techniques.

Seattle - 3 day Weekend with Kenneth D. King

$ 600.00
Lunch is included