Philadelphia Sewing School

Philadelphia workshops are taught by Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor Pamela Leggett. NOTE: Workshops will not be offered at this location after the end of 2022.

Philadelphia Workshops


    Pamela has been teaching sewing since 1981 and has been teaching Palmer/Pletsch Fit and Pant Fit classes since 1999. Specializing in pattern fitting, fine garment sewing skills, knits and serging, she has developed a fun and informative teaching style that is available in her patterns, social media, YouTube channel.

    One of Pamela’s passions is creating garments that flatter and fit the wearer. Her desire to teach others to achieve the perfect fit led her to the Palmer/Pletsch pattern fitting method, which she has used to help hundreds of women successfully achieve good fit and a renewed love of garment sewing. It is with this knowledge that she created Pamela’s Patterns, which have many fitting solutions and adjustments built in the patterns.

    Pamela’s Patterns have been reviewed and featured in magazines and on-line review sites. Pamela is a contributing writer, book author and video personality for Threads Magazine, an instructor for Craftsy, director of the Palmer/Pletsch Philadelphia and Connecticut Sewing Workshops and a national sewing/serging educator. She has also appeared on PBS’s Sewing with Nancy and Canada’s The Shopping Channel.

    Pamela lives in Connecticut, where she operates her business and has a teaching program at The Studio at Pamela’s Patterns in Vernon CT. She is a national instructor, teaching in-person and virtual classes for guilds, stores, and shows.

    Pamela Leggett, Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor


    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, along with 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 that is being used as a reference for the class, bring it.

    A special GRADUATION dinner 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.


    Interior of Pamela's Patterns Sewing Studio

    Optional Activities

    teacher training


    Teacher Training is available in conjunction with the Fit workshops. The Fit class description pages have more information available as well as how to sign up! Teacher training is an excellent way to cement all the new skills you learned!

    workshop students shopping at Mood Fabrics in New York City


    The day after the workshop, join Pamela Leggett for a guided shopping tour of New York City’s fabric stores throughout the garment district. You will leave for NYC around 7:30 am and return around 9:00 pm. New York City is a fabulous place to visit and shop for fabrics, trims, buttons and so much more!  Pamela will be your guide for the day to explore Mood (Project Runway’s store), B & J’s (Pamela’s favorite) and other stores in the Garment District.The $150 tour price includes transportation, the fabric tour and lunch. Contact Pamela directly for more information and to reserve your spot — 

    The Location

    Steve's Sewing


    The Philadelphia workshops are held at Steve’s Sewing, a state-of-the-art store. Steve’s has just about everything you might need for sewing and quilting. From notions, books, and embroidery designs to all types of machines (sewing, serging, & embroidery); as well as the furniture to accommodate your sewing endeavors.

    Steves’s Sewing
    314 S. Henderson Rd.
    King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Where to Stay and How to Get There

    The closest hotel to Steve’s Sewing is The Alloy King of Prussia – A DoubleTree by Hilton. If you will not have transportation, we recommend this location so that we can easily transport you to/from Steve’s Sewing.

    There are many other hotels within 2 miles of Steve’s Sewing. Google “Hotels in King of Prussia PA” for a listing. These would be in the Mall area, near shopping and restaurants.

    Airport/Transportation Information: 
    Book your flight to the Philadelphia Internation Airport (PHL). Shuttles to and from the airport are available by reservation – contact Tropiano Shuttle service at (800) 559-2040.  $29.00 one way (price is subject to change).

    More information can be found in the Bring Lists for each workshop.