Pants for Real People • Pati Palmer & Marta Alto [Flipbook]

With just the hip measurement and the help of the book Pants for REAL People, women of all sizes, shapes, and ages can try on the tissue-paper pattern to see how to fit the pants they sew. Learn pants ’tissue-fitting’ — a technique devised and perfected by Palmer/Pletsch over four decades of hands-on teaching, has never before appeared in print for pants. 192 pages, full color, digital (flipbook) edition.

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The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting • Pati Palmer & Marta Alto [Flipbook]

Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in the 2019 “Craft & Hobby, Home & Garden” book category.

Achieve a custom fit on any pattern with The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting. Learn bodice and skirt pattern fitting, pattern alterations, and how to get a custom fit on any pattern! 259 pages, full color. 100’s of examples and photos. Digital Edition (Flipbook)

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Fit for Real People Basics (Digital Edition)

Fit Tops, Skirts & Dresses to YOUR Body

featuring Marta Alto

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Learn to make any pattern fit YOUR body through tissue-fitting and then fabric fitting. This Digital Edition of our popular DVD covers the common alterations you’ll need. (1 HOUR 30 MINUTES)

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Creative Serging (Digital Edition)

featuring Marta Alto & Pati Palmer

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Marta Alto and Pati Palmer show you how to maximize your serger and have FUN using it. See close-ups of all the tips that make decorative threads work on YOUR serger. And you will see a fashion show of creative clothes. A NOTE FROM PATI AND MARTA: This is a vintage Palmer/Pletsch video. You will see us in our 30s…a LONG time ago. Other than the machine styles, the information is still excellent and the closeups are amazing. We added a machine update at the beginning, but of course manufacturers keep coming out with newer features, so do visit your local dealer.

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Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse (Digital Edition)

featuring Marta Alto

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Marta Alto shows you how to fit, cut, mark, and sew two styles of shirts. One has a collar with a band, the other a convertible (fold back or button up) collar. She covers fit, fabrics, choosing the right interfacing, sleeve placket and cuffs, hems, and buttonholes. Marta can make a quality shirt in two hours or less. Each one you make will be faster and easier to sew! (2 hr 7mins)

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Serger Basics (Digital Edition)

featuring Marta Alto & Pati Palmer

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Learn to master serger basics with the help of this two hour video based on our book Sewing With Sergers. You’ll learn how a serger works, tensions, stitch types and uses, threading tips, and techniques like turning corners, gathering, rolled edges and flatlocking, plus easy details including collars, cuffs, hems and binding. A NOTE FROM PATI AND MARTA: This is a vintage Palmer/Pletsch video. You will see us in our 30s…a LONG time ago. Other than the machine styles, the information is still excellent and the closeups are amazing. We added a machine update at the beginning, but of course manufacturers keep coming out with newer features, so do visit your local dealer. (2 hrs)

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Sew Pants that Fit and Flatter (Digital Edition)

Learn how to sew great looking pants that flatter any body.

featuring Marta Alto

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Marta Alto shows you how to sew a fitted pant and a trouser, including invisible and fly zippers, two pocket techniques, pressing creases, a waistband with give and a non-roll waistband, lining, and invisible hems. (1hr 25mins)

NOTE: This Sew Pants That Fit and Flatter video is the updated and remastered streaming and downloadable edition of the Palmer/Pletsch DVD Pants for Real People Sewing Techniques.

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