Pati Palmer has been teaching sewing for 37 years. After being an educator for the Armo interfacing company and a department store buyer and home economist, she conducted seminars throughout North America and Australia for 15 years. She traveled 26 weeks per year before establishing the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing in Portland, Oregon, which trains consumers and sewing educators. Satellite sewing schools in Pittsburgh, Michigan, and Seattle also offers Palmer Pletsch “Sewing Vacation” workshops.
Pati is the author or co-author of 10 sewing books and editor/publisher of 20 more books and 18 how-to videos, as well as the creator of eight Palmer/Pletsch sewing notion products. Her “Real People” series of books—Fit for Real People, Pants for Real People, Jackets for Real People, and the new Knits for Real People—have guided thousands of sewists around the world.