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Register for Summer Classes Now!

Hello fellow patternmaking and sewing enthusiasts! 


I am excited to announce that I am collaborating with in 2024 to present more online content. Earlier this year, I filmed classes on Copying Ready to Wear and Proper Pressing Tools and Techniques, as well as a handful of short form instructional sewing videos. New classes and videos, in addition to an already existing series of ten pattern drafting classes, are available now on


Thank you for the strong support of the 2nd edition of Building Patterns. If your 2024 goal is to strengthen your pattern drafting skills, I am teaching classes focused on guiding students through individual chapters of the Building Patterns textbook starting from the beginning and advanced sewing classes throughout the year to support your pattern drafting practice.


Looking forward to seeing you in class!



July 31 - September 20, 2024

Sessions meet once a week for eight weeks. Cost: $299

Small class sizes. All classes are online through Zoom.

Pattern Drafting 4 - Lines and Silhouettes

Wednesdays, 5:30–7 pm (PT)

Pattern Drafting 6 - Collars

Thursdays, 5:30–7pm (PT)

Pattern Drafting 7 - Sleeves

Fridays, 8:30–10 am (PT)

Sewing Chiffon, Charmeuse and Velvet

Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm (PT)



Suzy Furrer has over 35 years’ experience in the fashion industry. In addition, Suzy is the Founder and Director of Apparel Arts (established 1996) and Apparel Arts Productions, an online fashion design school (established in 2020). Apparel Arts has graduated hundreds of students who currently work in the apparel or costuming industries. In addition, she has been an instructor for GAP Inc.’s Product Development Immersion Program. Suzy has taught classes for the employees of entertainment giants Pixar and Lucas Films. Suzy is the author of Building Patterns, and has taught online pattern drafting classes for since 2011.


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Shipping available within the US only: Pattern Drafting Curve and Pattern Stamp

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