Pati Palmer, president of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, has been teaching sewing techniques for 37 years. For the past 15 years, she has done seminars throughout North America and Australia, traveling almost half of each year. In addition to teaching techniques to those who want to improve their sewing, she also trains teachers to demonstrate those techniques to others. She designs and writes patterns for McCalls pattern company, and has also contributed to Vogue patterns. Her books and patterns have been featured in several major sewing publications.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, Pati was the instructor at a Sewing Seminar I was involved in over the weekend. After the seminar was over, Pati was gracious enough to offer a couple of tips for you – my readers. If you are interested in the product she mentions, you can find them at her website: Palmer/Pletsch.
Tip One – “If you are making a shirt out of a print cotton, silk, or a poly silkie, fuse to both the under and upper collar with PerfectFuse Sheer interfacing from Palmer/Pletsch. If it is a print, fuse another layer over the first on the upper collar. PerfectFuse Sheer is crisp, though lightweight, a 60″-wide polyester weft, and doesn’t need to be preshrunk. It comes in black and white. However, if you are fusing to a cotton, preshrink the cotton.”
Tip Two – “If you want to add stability behind buttonholes in a shirt, PerfectFuse Sheer is wide enough that you can cut the crosswise direction the length of the shirt. This way the stable lengthwise direction will be under your horizontal buttonholes, stabilizing them.”
If you are going to be in the Des Moines, Iowa area in April and are interested in learning more about Pati’s techniques, you should consider registering for the upcoming Sewing Seminar in that area. Click here for details and a registration form
The teacher will be Marta Alto, Marta is very involved in the creation of CDs and books from Palmer/Pletsch Publishing. If you have seen any of the CDs from Palmer/Pletsch, Marta is the person doing the actual sewing. She works side-by-side with Pati in creating her educational materials.
There’s still time to register for this seminar, so check it out!
Or, if you are interested in seeing some of the other coming events, please check out the Events Page which always appears at the top of the blog.
Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing