Seattle Sewing School

This sewing school is on hiatus.

Seattle Workshops

    “Nancy Seifert’s recent Fit workshop in Seattle was excellent! It changed my sewing life.”

    Clair Englander, October 2016


    Nancy Seifert, CSI / Workshop Coordinator

    We are fortunate to have Nancy Seifert, Seattle-area Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor, and Stylemaker Fabrics / Maker’s Hideaway join forces to bring our popular fit workshops to the Seattle area. Nancy began teaching Palmer/Pletsch methods in 2002 and says, “I was hooked! Finally, a method that made sense.” Nancy has trained with Pati Palmer and Marta Alto at multiple Portland, Oregon, workshops and has been a popular and successful teacher of Palmer/Pletsch Pant, Fit, and Jacket sewing classes in the Seattle area for over 18 years.

    “Nancy Seifert exemplifies what a knowledgeable and capable teacher is. She knows how to relate to all our different levels of experience in sewing and is able to articulate different concepts clearly to each of us. I would highly recommend her classes. “

    Kathy R., Port Angeles WA



    Each attendee will be provided a guest bed in one of the 4 shared bedrooms. Beautifully appointed, with handmade quilts, 100% cotton linens and Hypoallergenic pillows and comforter. Three full bathrooms with color coded towel and basic shower amenities are shared.

    All meals, snacks and beverages are included.

    Machines are available to rent if you cannot bring your own.

    BRING LIST—A bring list of what you need to bring for each workshop, along with other information, is available as a pdf linked to each individual workshop page. Just start looking for a topic that interests you! If you have the Palmer/Pletsch book that is being used as a reference for the class, bring it.


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

    The Location

    The Setting

    Seattle workshops are held at Makers Hideaway, a new retreat center owned by online fabric store Stylemaker fabrics. Sitting on 5 acres of peaceful countryside in Stanwood, Washington, it is a true retreat experience. The Stylemaker Fabric store is conveniently located on site, with lovely fabrics, focused on garment sewing, independent patterns and essential notions. The list of amenities is long, so be sure and take a look at their website for all the details.

    Makers Hideaway bedrooms


    Accommodations include four shared bedrooms, and 3 shared full baths on 2 levels. The Maker space, where our workshop will take place is on the lower level. Light and bright with large windows overlooking the peaceful pastures.

    Maker Space

    A large open studio with ten work areas, rotary cutting tables, ironing stations and individual cardboard cutting/pattern worktables. Each student is provided with a sewing table equipped with task lighting, USB port and rolling cart to keep supplies handy.  The space also includes a cozy sitting room, a great place to relax while trimming patterns, and a kitchenette to keep snacks and beverages handy.