Our Instructors

Pamela Leggett - Owner of Pamela's Patterns

PamelaPamela has been teaching sewing since 1981. Specializing in pattern fitting, fine garment sewing skills, knits and serging she has developed a fun and informative teaching style that is available in her patterns and instructional DVD's.

One of Pamela's passions is creating garments that flatter and fit the wearer. Her desire to teach others to achieve the perfect fit led her to the Palmer/Pletsch pattern fitting method, which she has used to help hundreds of women successfully achieve good fit and a renewed love of garment sewing. It is with this knowledge that she created Pamela's Patterns, which have many fitting solutions and adjustments built in the patterns.

Pamela's Patterns have been reviewed and featured in magazines and on-line review sites. Pamela is a contributing writer, book author and DVD personality for Threads Magazine, an instructor for Craftsy online classes, director of the Palmer/Pletsch Philadelphia and Connecticut Sewing Workshops and a national sewing/serging educator. She has also appeared on PBS’s Sewing With Nancy and Canada’s The Shopping Channel.

Pamela lives in Connecticut and has a teaching studio, Pamela’s Patterns Fashion Sewing & Fitting Studio, in Vernon CT.

"Thank you so much for the classes at the Studio. I learned so much from you and I hope to be able to implement all the things you taught us. You are a patient, intelligent, fun teacher and I am glad I had the opportunity to meet and learn from you."
-Lucy S.

Melissa Kozuch

MelissaMelissa has been sewing for many years and teaching since 2005. Her passion for sewing and embroidery has grown and developed along with the desire to keep up with all the modern technology available today. She believes that embroidery and specialty stitching add yet another dimension to personalizing your custom and ready made garments and accessories.

Melissa has taught classes from serging and sewing, embroidery and embroidery software and utilizing all of the features of the new cutting machines. She has attended numerous conferences for Baby Lock and Brother. Melissa also completed the Palmer/Pletsch pattern fitting course and teacher certification.

Teaching sewing, sharing techniques and expanding the incredible world of sew-ers and creators is Melissa’s true passion.

Melissa lives in Connecticut with her family and her many sewing machines.

"I have had the pleasure of attending many of Melissa's classes. She is always professional, well organized, patient, and eager to help you expand your creativity. Her classes are always fun and interesting and feature new techniques to make your sewing time more enjoyable."
- Donna R.