SPECIAL EVENTS

Embroidery & Beading ala Lesage

Embroidery & Beading ala Lesage

Learn traditional and couture embroidery and beading techniques with our Lesage classes
Lace Shaping

Lace Shaping

Sew lace seamless across your garment with these couture tips and tricks.
Sew Vintage

Sew Vintage

Capture the look and feel of garments made when craftsmanship counted.
Pattern Grading & Marking

Pattern Grading & Marking

Add sizes to your basic pattern. Set up your own grade rules. Make best use of your fabric.
Swimwear

Swimwear

Control stretchy fabrics and get ready for fun in the sun! Vaca inspo!
Color Theory

Color Theory

Discover color and its implications for designers and artists.

EARN A CERTIFICATE. HERE'S HOW.

Apparel Designer

Follow your dreams and become an apparel designer. Gain the right skills to enter the apparel business and opens the door to jobs at apparel companies.

Apparel Technical Developer

Focusing on computer skills and patternmaking become an apparel developer or work as a technical designer, product developer, patternmaker or fit engineer.

Apparel Entrepreneur

Here are the classes you need to start and stay with your own apparel business. You will complete a business plan and be ready to get financing upon completion of this certificate.

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More than 100 persons attend PFI's 9th Anniversary Open House

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