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Frequently Asked Questions


Do you teach private lessons?

No, sorry. At this time running the new shop keeps me super busy. I'm not able to schedule private lessons. 

Do you teach adults?
Yes! I teach all ages from 8 years old and up.

How much are your classes?
It depends on what type of class you take.  Please see Classes for prices.

Do you need any experience to sign up for your classes?
We offer beginner classes, intermediate and advanced.  There are classes designed for absolute beginners. Many students don't have their own machines or haven't even taken their new sewing machine out of the box before they take a class with me. I also have students with some knowledge of sewing, but want a refresher, or need help understanding how to read a pattern, or finishing a project. You'll find a class that is right for you somewhere in our schedule. 

Do I need to bring my own machine?
No. In fact, in all the group beginner classes, we use the classroom sewing machines and I ask that you keep your personal machine at home. This keeps classes running smoothly and fairly so that I don't spend class-time troubleshooting a student's machine that I'm not familiar with. If a student would like to learn how to use their own machine, we can schedule a private lesson. Students familiar with their own machines are welcome to bring them to any non-beginner class. 

When do your classes meet?
Classes meet on an assigned day from October to May. Please check the calendar. 

What will I learn in class?
  • Sewing safety
  • Parts of a sewing machine
  • Names of useful sewing tools and how to use them
  • How to sew a straight line
  • How to turn corners
  • How to sew curvy seams 
  • How to read patterns
  • Simple Alterations (hemming pants, taking in garments that are too big, etc...)

What type of projects do kids learn to sew?
For the kids classes we use a combination of the "Kids Can Sew" curriculum, my patterns and patterns that the kids design. Projects include: shorts, pjs, shirts, skirts, shorts, stuffed animals, bags, and more. Check out the gallery to see what the kids are making! The Kids Can Sew Pattern Books are required for all students and available for purchase at time of registration.

What type of projects do Adults learn to sew?

Adults use a combination of Choly Knight's book, "Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers" my patterns, and commercial patterns/projects of their choice.  Choly Knight's book is required for all students and available for purchase at time of registration.

What typed of classes do you offer?
  • Intro to sewing
  • Intro to quilting
  • Kids Summer camp
  • Bag Making
  • Beginner clothes construction 
  • Birthday and group parties
  • Girl Scout badge activities
  • Kid's Saturday 3-hour Make & Take
  • Adult Sit & Sew
  • Girls Night Out
  • Mini retreat space for your own sewing group


Class Policies


Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. 
Spaces are not guaranteed unless tuition is paid in full.

Early Drop off and/or Late Pick up Fee 

Doors open 5 minutes before each class, camp or workshop.  
I do not offer an option for early drop off for children.  
For each minute dropped off early or picked up late, there is a $1 per minute fee charged. 

Materials Fee

Each student is responsible for providing their own materials and supplies.
A supply list will be provided
A $20 supply fee will be charged if a student arrives to class unprepared. 

Refund & Make Ups

There are no refunds for cancellations (7) days or less for classes, camps.  Make-n-Takes or Sip-n-Sews.. 
Refunds are not provided “no-shows”.
If a student misses a class due to sickness, a make-up class may be scheduled within the same month.  
Credits are not provided. 
If TrishTacSew cancels a class, workshop or camp due to low enrollment, teacher emergency or inclement weather, students will be notified by email and/or telephone, and a full refund will be made.  

Registration form MUST be completed by the first day of lesson.

Shop Policies

Flat rate shipping is calculated at check out for domestic shipping within the United States. If you need shipping outside of the USA please contact me directly.

Returns are limited to 30 days after purchase with receipt. Must be unused and still have original packaging. Certain items may be ineligible for returns such as custom made products, custom assembled kits or anything that cannot be re-sold due to the nature of the item.

For online returns customers are responsible for return package shipping. If the item came damaged in the mail please send photos and contact me within 24 hours of delivery. 

Personal information collected at time of check out may include Name, Address, Email, Phone number. Any personal information that is collected on our site is only used for order fulfillment, contacting you in case we cannot complete the order or for general marketing for our company only. We will never sell or give your personal information to a 3rd party.

Please note if you sign up for the Newsletter Email Marketing you can unsubscribe at any point. 

If you have any questions regarding the information collected or anything else feel free to contact me

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Contact Us

  • TrishTacSew
    73608 Highway 111 S
    Suite 2
    Palm Desert, CA 92261
  • Call us now: (760) 851-8101

About TrishTacSew

TrishTacSew Sewing Classes & Fabric shop in Palm Desert, CA, provides a safe, fun, nurturing community where sewists of all levels feel creative, inspired and excited to learn and shop for all their sewing needs.