See what you can make at TrishTacSew

  • Trishtacsew Sewing school, in Palm Desert, CA, offers small classes to teach kids & adults the fun and empowerment of creating their own crafts and clothing.

  • Trish provides a safe, silly, nurturing, environment to help beginners feel confident and excited about learning to sew. Safety rules are the very first thing we learn in class. Check out some of the fun projects kids have made in our Gallery.

  • She has two grown children and has been volunteering with kids  before she even had babies of her own. She is DOJ certified (fingerprinted and approved to work with kiddos).

  • Classes are held in her bright, happy, well-equipped commercial studio, surrounded by palm trees and beautiful views of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinta Mountains.  The studio is located on the 2nd floor in Suite 201, above the International Beauty School.

  • There is plenty of parking in the adjoining parking lot accessible from Fred Waring. 




TrishTacSew Sewing Classes start in September and conclude in May.  They are perfect for beginner to intermediate seamstresses age 8 and up.  Classes meet once per week for an hour and a half. Students receive a pattern book and work on projects from the book or can choose to work on other individual projects as approved by Trish. We learn both hand-sewing and machine sewing techniques.

  • Fall session for weekly group classes are held September - December
  • Winter session for weekly group classes are held January - May
  • Enrollment is monthly and you are automatically enrolled for the next month.  (It takes about 3-4 weeks to complete a project.  Most students stay enrolled for the entire session.  :)
  • Registration is ongoing.  Students work at their own pace on their own projects, so new students are welcome anytime.
  • Tuition is $30 per 1.5 hour class.
  • Tuition is due the first  week of each month.​ Reminder invoices are emailed.
  • Maximum of 6 students per class.
  • Class Machines provided.
  • A $45 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee is required for all new students prior to their 1st session.
  • Class project pattern  and instructions are included in  registration fee. 
  • Also included in registration is the first sewing projects fabric and notions (drawstring bag).  
  •  Students begin with simple craft and garment projects and move on to more technically difficult patterns  or move on to commercial patterns when sufficient progress is shown.​
  • Students are required to purchase their own fabric and notions for each project after completing the first project. 



Sewing Camps  and Workshops are offered  throughout the  school year during  breaks and weekends.   I mainly follow the schedules of  Palm Desert School. Camps meet for 3  half days, either in the am or the pm. Summer Camps are 3 days per week and meet for 3 hours each day.

  • We work on a fun variety of projects such as:  
  • shirts, skirts, pants, pjs
  • doll clothes
  • backpacks
  • pillows
  • bags and purses
  • stuffed animals 
  • and more!


Private Lessons, Parties and Sip & Sews

Private classes, birthday parties and adult sip & sews are available too.   If you or your child wishes to learn how to use your own machines contact me for a private lesson!

  • Private lessons in my studio are $60 per hour per student.
  • Birthday and group parties
  • Girl Scout badge activities 
  • Adult Sip & Sew
  • Girls Night Out

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Important Policy information



  • Group classes are $30 each. Group classes run 1.5 hours long.
  • Invoices are emailed by the 1st of the month and tuition must be paid by the 15th to avoid  a late charge of $25.
  • Camps are $250 and must be paid in full at time of registration.
  • Workshops are $70 and must be paid in full at time of registration.
  • Sip & Sews are $60 and must be paid in full at time of registration.


  • Doors open 5 minutes before each class, camp or workshop.  
  • I do not offer an option for early drop off.  
  • There is a $5 fee for every 5 minutes late picking up your student after class.


  • Students are to provide all material and supplies unless otherwise stated (materials are typically provided for camps and workshops) 
  •  A $20 fee for supplies will be charged if a child arrives to class unprepared. 


  • A $45 non-refundable registration fee is required to hold a space for each class, workshop and camp. 
  • Spaces are not guaranteed without a deposit. 
  • There are no refunds for cancellations (7) days or less for classes, workshops or camps. 
  • Refunds cannot be provided for “no-shows”. If a child misses a class due to sickness or other scheduling conflicts, 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 before first day of lesson.


Registration Form

Registration (pdf)