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Fall 2012 Class Schedule « – Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing in Portland OR

The Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing offers a wide variety of learn to sew classes. You can browse through the entire schedule or click below to see the following type of classes:

Beginning Sewing | Intermediate Sewing

Quilting | Creative Sewing | Youth Sewing

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LEARN to SEW

Beginning Adult Sewing Level I

Learn to sew or improve your skills in this four-week hands-on beginner class. Have fun learning basic sewing skills, as well as how to operate your sewing machine. Bring your machine to class (or borrow one from us). Maximum class size: 10 students. 4-week hands on class series.
Instructor Janet Corzatt 503.252.9880 janetcorzatt@juno.com
Tuition $65 (includes handouts & Palmer/Pletsch pattern #001) 4 sessions
Monday Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Beginning Adult Sewing Level II & III

Improve your skills and build on what you learned in Level I. In this class students will add to their sewing sample notebook and sew a wrap-style robe (Level II) or two-piece pajamas (Level III). Completion of Level I or equivalent experience suggested. 5-week hands-on class series.
Instructor Janet Corzatt 503.252.9880 janetcorzatt@juno.com
Tuition $65 5 sessions
Tuesday Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6 (no class 11/22)
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 19
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

EZB (Elastic, Zippers, Buttonholes, etc.)

This three-week series is a hands-on class that will teach beginners basic techniques such as zipper installation, elastic applications, how to make buttonholes, apply ribbing, etc. Beginning Adult Sewing I or equivalent experience suggested. 3-week hands-on class series.
Instructor Janet Corzatt 503.252.9880 janetcorzatt@juno.com
Tuition $65 (includes all fabric and notions) 3 sessions
Thursday Sept. 13, 20, 27 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Sewing Machines 101

Do you need help learning to operate your sewing machine? This class is for you! Learn the basics about threading, winding a bobbin, machine settings, basic care, and what all those extra feet are for. This is a great class for those who have a “hand me down” machine or who have purchased from a store that offers no machine instruction. 1 week hands-on class.
Instructor Janet Corzatt 503.252.9880 janetcorzatt@juno.com
Tuition $25 1 session hands-on
Monday Sept. 10 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 12 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Hems 101

Tired of paying someone else to shorten your clothes? Learn to do it yourself! This one session, hands-on class will teach you what you need to know to handle all those basic hemming jobs from jeans to skirts and pants. 1 week hands-on class.
Instructor Janet Corzatt 503.252.9880 janetcorzatt@juno.com
Tuition $25 1 session hands-on
Tuesday Sept. 11 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 18 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Monday Dec. 10 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Serger Level I

This is the perfect hands-on workshop for those who have just barely taken it out of the box, do not own one yet or perhaps just found one at a garage sale! Learn about easy threading, basic tension (it is O.K. to turn those dials), simple flat-lock and the versatile roll hem. Marta will guide you. You will be provided with fabric for samples which will go into a notebook with directions. If you need to borrow one of our sergers please let us know when you register. Maximum class size: 5 students.
Instructor Marta Alto 503.297.1519 martasews@aol.com
Tuition $55 (includes notebook and sample fabric) 1 session
Saturday Oct. 13 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Nov. 17 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Serger Level II

Do you have a SERGER and only use it to finish seams??? This class will really put you IN CHARGE of your serger!! Learn how to turn corners, sew curves and understand rolled edges. You can really use the silly thing!! It is not just a DOOR STOP!! This is a class for you to sew on your serger. Marta Alto is the talent in the Palmer/Pletsch serger Videos and DVDs, she has been teaching this workshop for 20 years all over the US and Australia, so register now for this hands-on workshop. Bring your serger, 3 colors of thread, some scraps if you have special fabric problems, and lunch.
Instructor Marta Alto 503.297.1519 martasews@aol.com
Tuition $75 (includes notebook and sample fabric) 1 session
Saturday Oct. 27 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 8 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Simply Open Sewing

A bi-monthly sewing session for those with unfinished objects hiding in the closet!Instructor provides a bit of help for those that need assistance finishing a sewing project. Hem a skirt, repair a buttonhole, shorten some curtains, or finish that pattern that you never seemed to have time to complete. Get reacquainted with your sewing machine or borrow one of ours. Take advantage of the sewing schools’ large cutting tables, big ironing boards and large work space. Call or email Melody to reserve a place or a sewing machine: 503.635.0837, melody@ThePurplePincushion.com.
Instructor Melody Burchyski 503.635.0837 fizzy83@bctonline.com
Tuition $10 per session On-going
Thursday Aug. 9, 23, Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 15, 29, Dec. 13, 20
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Hoodies with a Statement

Students will complete a hooded sweatshirt in this three week hands-on class. Topics for discussion include hood construction (to line or not to line) sleeve installation, ribbing vs self-ribbed, zipper installation and pockets (kangaroo, side-seam or patch, oh my). Special attention will be paid to neck seam cover-up. Modifying pattern to suit individual taste required for graduation. Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills required.
Instructor Lisa Burros 503.557.3846 lisa.burros@comcast.net
Tuition $45 3 weeks hands-on
 
Wednesday Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 4
6:00 – 9:00 p.m
Wednesday Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5 (no class Nov. 21)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m

Diva Essential Designer Bag*GUEST INSTRUCTOR*

This bag is great to carry as a handbag or can be worn as a backpack when you want
your hands free. There’s a large secret pocket, plus other versatile pockets for all the
essentials and accessories including a cell phone and water bottle. The bag is great for
many uses, from a classy everyday purse to travel bag or diaper bag and is popular
with all ages. This is a fun and creative mini-quilting-sewing project that requires
some homework before class, allowing you to start sewing your designer bag as soon
as class begins. Get started now making Christmas gifts for the girls on your list!
Guest Instructor Lynndi Enright 541.688.9035 lynndie@gmail.com
Tuition $75 (includes $15 kit fee)
1 session
Saturday Sept. 29  10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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INTERMEDIATE SEWING

Fit For Real People

Do you love to sew but have problems with the fit of your garments? Learn to FIT YOURSELF; Learn your correct pattern size with only one measurement. Learn from the co-author of Fit For Real People. You will be able to alter 3 patterns of your choice after the first class when Marta shows you how you differ from the standard pattern (and we all do!!!). Take this 4-week class that is the same as our popular 4-day workshop at a fraction of the cost!!
Instructor Marta Alto 503.297.1519 martasews@aol.com
Tuition $100 4 sessions
Wednesday Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 27, Oct. 11, 18, 25 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fit Review

This second Monday of the month class is for those who have taken the Fit for Real People class. You may bring patterns or a cutout garment for fitting help. Come to as many sessions as you wish. For afternoon appointments please call Marta.
Instructor Marta Alto 503.297.1519 martasews@aol.com
Tuition $20 per class On-going
Monday Sept. 10, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Jan. 14 (or call for an afternoon appointment) 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Open Sewing on Mondays

Develop and complete your unfinished projects or start new ones under the watchful eye of a well-qualified expert. Tricia helps you fit your unique contours and coaches you through the sewing process. This open session provides uninterrupted sewing time and the space to complete your projects.
Instructor Tricia Crockett 503.310.4748 bronzebobbin@msn.com
Tuition $80/4 classes or $30/1 class
Monday
August 6, 13, 20, 27 (no class in September)
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Evening Open Sewing

Develop and complete your unfinished projects or start new ones under the watchful eye of a well-qualified expert. Tricia helps you fit your unique contours and coaches you through the sewing process. This open session provides uninterrupted sewing time and the space to complete your projects.
Instructor Tricia Crockett 503.310.4748 bronzebobbin@msn.com
Tuition $25/class On-going
Monday Aug. 7
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fit & Sew – Trousers

Custom fit a trouser pant to flatter your natural build guided by an expert. Explore techniques for fly zippers; slash pockets and a fitted waistband. Receive a list of suggested patterns, fabric and supplies upon registration. Two nights and all day Saturday class.
Instructor Tricia Crockett 503.310.4748 bronzebobbin@msn.com
Tuition $80 All three sessions.
Wednesday New dates coming soon. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. AND
Saturday New dates coming soon. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. AND
Thursday New dates coming soon. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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LEARN TO QUILT

Sew Easy Strata Star *NEW*

This table topper is fun, fast and easy to make. There are no Y seams or binding to do so, you will be able to complete this beautiful Star Table Topper just in time for the holidays.
Instructor Julie Foglio 503.257.8471 djfoglio@dishmail.net
Tuition $45 2 sessions
Saturday Oct. 27, Nov. 17
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Learn to Quilt Level I

Come learn to choose your fabric, cut, sew and finish a TRIP Around the World Quilt in this 6-week class. You will complete a lap size quilt. Includes pattern. Hands-on. Maximum 8 students.
Instructor Julie Foglio 503.257.8471 djfoglio@dishmail.net
Tuition $70.00 plus supplies 6 sessions
Tuesday Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 7, 14, 28, Oct. 2, 9, 16
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Learn to Quilt Level II

Quilting II is a great class to take after Quilting I, or for those who would like to make a Log Cabin Quilt. It is a seven-week class and is designed to be a start to finish class project. Hands-on. Maximum 8 students.
Instructor Julie Foglio 503.257.8471 djfoglio@dishmail.net
Tuition $75.00 plus supplies 7 sessions
Tuesday Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4, 11
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Learn to Quilt Level III

In Level III you will make a sampler wallhanging that will show you how to piece 4 different blocks using Quilt in a Day’s book It’s “El”ementary Quilting. Learning triangles, squaring up and many more techniques to improve your quilting skills. Hands-on.
Instructor Julie Foglio 503.257.8471 djfoglio@dishmail.net
Tuition $90.00 plus supplies 8 sessions
Wednesday Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Open Quilting

This is an on-going weekly class that offers you help with any quilting project that you need to finish or have wanted to finish. Bring your questions to Julie about that quilt you are not sure of what to do next. Use the classrooms big ironing boards, cutting tables and lots of work space for sewing or laying out your quilt. Just think of what you can get finished. All those kits you have bought, projects you started in a class and didn’t get done. This is the class for you.Please call Julie (503.257.8471) if you are designing a quilt and she will set-up a time to meet and figure out of what you need to do. Extra Fee Charged.
Instructor Julie Foglio 503.257.8471 djfoglio@dishmail.net
Tuition $10 per week On-going
Monday
Sept. 10 – Dec. 17

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. OR
Wednesday
Sept. 12 – Dec. 12
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Tales of First Ladies Block of the Month

Eleanor has done it again! She has designed a quilt from an antique quilt made in the 1800′s. You can choose from twelve or six inch blocks which include all her great instructions and wonderful pictures. We will work on your quilt for the next 10 months coming together to get instructions, sew the different blocks and finally putting it all together.
Instructor Eleanor Burns
Tuition $20.00 per month 10 months hands-on
Saturday Sept. 15, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

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CREATIVE SEWING

Beginning Brazilian Embroidery

Have you ever wanted to TRY Brazilian Embroidery but wondered if it was right for you?
Here is you opportunity to try this dimensional embroidery making a smaller project that you
can finish in one afternoon. I am offering a Make and Take class that includes making one
Or two flowers with a little Bee to keep them company that you can finish and frame. Cost is $30.00 for a three hour class. (A complete Kit is included in this price). Please bring a 5-6” hoop, thread scissors and magnifier if needed for small work.
Instructor Shirley Kaufmann 503.703.5794 shirley_kaufmann@fsafood.com
Tuition $30 (includes kit)
1 session hands-on
Saturday Sept. 22 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday Oct. 27 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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YOUTH SEWING

Kids Beginning Sewing

Under Lynda’s teaching your child will learn to wind the bobbin, thread the machine, operate the machine safely plus at the same time have a fun experience. Each student will make a pillowcase as they are learning and then move on to more projects as they acquire new skills.
Instructor Lynda Wilson 971-344-4680 lynda.land@hotmail.com
Tuition $60.00 3 sessions hands-on
Tuesday Sept. 11, 18, 25 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Oct. 9, 16, 23
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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