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Sewing Pattern Classes in NZ

Fit and adjust the sewing pattern before you sew, using a tried and true process that will help you overcome your unique fit challenges.

You may dabbled with  pattern fitting  or  seen some of the  Palmer Pletsch DVD's or new on-line classes  but now you want to learn more.  Take an in-depth class with a trained and experienced tutor to help you identify which alterations you require. Work through the tissue fitting process on numerous commercial patterns of your choice and develop your knowledge and skills. There is much to be gained from watching the other real women in the class  being fitted too. 

Adjust your patterns before you sew to ensure the final garment fits and flatters your figure. If you love to sew but find that you’re frequently disappointed with the fit of your finished garment, this technique provides the solution for you. Our sewing pattern classes in NZ will show you how to tackle fit problems before cutting into your fabric.

Sewing pattern  fitting classes in NZ, suitable for all figure types, from pre-teen to mature.

Do you want to create unique designer garments that fit and flatter your body?

We can teach you a practical process to achieve this using any commercial paper pattern.

The Palmer Pletsch method of fitting patterns has been used successfully for over twenty years in the USA, Canada and Australia and now we are excited to be able to offer classes in your region.

You will be rewarded for the time spent fitting the pattern as expensive fabric and skilled workmanship do not compensate for poor fit.

Alison Henson - Certificated Sewing Instructor (CSI)


Class Dates 2015

Bodice & Skirt Fit

11-13 September -Taradale (Patch And Quilt classroom)



June 27 & 28 - Taradale (Patch'n' Quilt classroom)

A fun, two day 'refesher' class for anyone who has already been to a Pattern Fitting Class. A chance to hone your skills, learn by assisting others and improve your knowledge while we're there to support you. Alter as many patterns as you can and perhaps cut some out in fabric and pin-fit the garment. Another option is to dedicate a day to altering your own patterns and a day to tissue-fitting someone else e.g. your daughter.


Other dates and venues by arrangement.