Louisville, KY, Sewing School

Our Kentucky workshops are taught by Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor Lyndsey Stanfill. They are held at Made Stitch Company in Louisville.

Lyndsey Stanfill, CSI / Louisville Sewing School Coordinator & Instructor

Lyndsey Stanfill, Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor, joins forces with Palmer/Pletsch to bring our popular fit workshops to the South. In 2022, Lyndsey opened Made Stitch Company in Louisville, KY, to teach apparel sewing. In addition to our Palmer/Pletsch Fit and Pant workshops, she offers beginner to advanced sewing classes, including garment fitting and construction.

Growing up in Quilt City, USA, and coming from a family of stitchers, Lyndsey has sewn since she was a child. She started sewing apparel 20 years ago, driven by her dissatisfaction with finding ready-to-wear fashion that fit both her body and her style. In 2016, Lyndsey began taking in-depth courses with Pati Palmer and her colleagues in Portland, Oregon. She says about her first workshop experience, “The Fit workshop was life-changing. I left that first workshop empowered to sew anything I wanted.”

With a background in statistics, Lyndsey enjoys problem-solving challenges with fit. Sewing is a creative diversion from her technical career in data science. She frequently contributes to sewing blogs, often writing about pattern alterations she made for a perfect fit.

Lyndsey Stanfill, Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor

The Location

In 2022, Lyndsey opened Made Stitch Company as a sewing school in Louisville, KY. The studio is located in the Butchertown Neighborhood at Mellwood Art Center. This former meat packing plant has been converted into a home for galleries, restaurants, artist studios, specialty stores, teaching studios, and more. The 1,840-square-foot studio is equipped with 2 large cutting tables, 16 sewing machines, 4 sergers, and 4 pressing tables. The studio also has a small fabric boutique offering Palmer/Pletsch supplies and books, high-quality apparel fabric, and garment sewing notions.,

Made Stitch Company

Made Stitch Company
1860 Mellwood Ave Studio 281
Louisville, KY 40206

What's Included

In the classroom, we offer coffee, water, and snacks, and, at midday, a wonderful lunch. Dinners are on your own.

A BRING LIST of what you need to bring for each class and other information is available as a PDF to download from each class event webpage. Just start looking for a class that interests you! If you have the Palmer/Pletsch book being used as a reference for the class, bring it.

A special GRADUATION lunch will be held at the completion of each workshop. It’s a time to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere and share the whys of your sewing, your personal interests, and your aspirations. In a final ceremony, completion certificates will be awarded.


Teacher Training

Teacher Training is available in conjunction the Fit and Pant Fit workshops. The Fit and Pant Fit workshop description pages have more information available as well as how to sign up.

Where to Stay

If you want to be closer to the workshops, the studio is only 2 miles from the vibrant NULU neighborhood in Louisville, KY. Hotel Genevieve (502-676-7199) and AC Hotel by Marriott Louisville Downtown (502-568-6880) have nearby shopping and restaurants. The Butchertown and NULU neighborhoods are located about 8 miles from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. If arriving by air, Uber is an available option for getting around if you have not rented a car.

If you are driving in and prefer a quieter setting, the St. Matthews neighborhood is a quick 15-minute drive to the studio. Hilton Garden Inn Louisville of St. Matthews (502-690-3325), Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Louisville East (502-785-0823), and Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville East/Oxmoor (502-409-8071) all offer easy access to restaurants and mall shopping.

Our ideal suggested schedule? Arrive the day before the workshop and get settled into the hotel.

Hotel Genevieve
Hotel Genevieve