If you have a sewing friend or family member who also wants to learn to sew with you, consider signing up for semi-private classes. You may pick your project, bring your sewing machine or use one of ours, fabric and notions and have fun. There is a maximum of two students.
Any skill level
sewing machine, sergers, pattern paper, paper scissors, drafting tools
Pattern, Fabric, All purpose sewing thread, sewing tools. We have tools to borrow if you need them
Ryliss Bod is the Director and Head Instructor of the Sewing and Design School and has extensive teaching experience teaching Fashion Construction & Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home decor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.
She received her teaching degree and studied art, clothing construction and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD from Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute and pattern-making and construction techniques from Kenneth D. King and countless others.
Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss was a contributing Editor at Threads Magazine and Sew News Magazine.