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Hello fellow patternmaking and sewing enthusiasts! I am taking a teaching and membership sabbatical from January through June 2023 to recharge my creative batteries. You can still find me at  and/or by purchasing the new edited edition of Building Patterns. In the new version, I have included many practical design, drafting and technical information - all the fun tips I add in my live classes. Drafting curves and pattern stamps are still available for purchase below as well. Sign up for the newsletter to stay informed of all the happenings at Apparel Arts Productions. 



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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