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Stitching Zen with Gail & Jen

A self-paced online course featuring pattern projects packed with techniques & insider tips!

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Welcome!

Gail Yellen, of Gail Patrice Design and Jennifer Stern-Hasemann of J.Sterns Designs have teamed up to eliminate the hassle in pattern fitting and garment construction.

Learn from the pros as they guide you through their complete design process in this online course!

From pattern fitting to construction and everything in between you'll discover new techniques and time saving tips while creating your own "zen" wardrobe.


  • Having confidence in your creativity and technical skills!
  • Being able to reach out to the experts to help troubleshoot any problems.
  • Creating stunning garments that will leave people saying “You MADE that?!”


  • Succeed in pattern fitting and construction quickly and with confidence.
  • Gain the know-how to take your ideas into full on expression!
  • Develop a successful, repeatable process that provides results!


Say goodbye to your stitching frustrations and hello to success with Stitching Zen! This video course will take you step-by-step through self-paced pattern projects where you will learn how to:

  • Fit & Style each pattern
  • Sew / Construct each pattern
  • Pattern Hacks & Variations for each pattern
  • Embellishments for each pattern
  • Free online Q&A livestreams in the Stitching Zen private Facebook group
  • Share your work among likeminded makers in the Stitching Zen private community
  • Bonus materials and surprises!

Your Instructors


Gail & Jen
Gail & Jen

Gail Yellen is the owner of Gail Patrice Design. Her collection of jacket and skirt patterns with simple, flattering lines provide a perfect backdrop for a wide variety of embellishment techniques. She is an active member of the American Sewing Guild CT chapter and teaches many sewing/serging events nationwide for ASG chapters and major sewing expos. She was named Teacher of the Year (2015) at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI. Gail is frequently featured in Threads magazine and has written a series of serger specialty feet & attachments articles for them. Her books, including Serger Essentials and It's All About Embellishment. Designing patterns for beautiful clothes and bags is the heart of Gail Patrice Design and sharing her love of sewing/serging is the soul. She has an extensive collection of Serger Tip Clip videos on her YouTube channel and teaches online at Craftsy.com.

Jennifer Stern Hasemann is the owner and designer at J Stern Designs. She has a solid background in pattern design and drafting, fit and construction. Her original line of fashion patterns features classic jeans, a cup-sized fitted shirt and a unique tee and she's currently working on a new Easy Fit and Sew Knit Collection. Her focus is drafting flattering patterns with easy to follow instructions and fitting techniques. She loves to share a wide variety of sewing, serging, fitting and construction techniques via her J Stern Designs YouTube Channel where she currently has over 100 video tutorials. Additionally, she teaches for the Master Seamstress Program at URI and online at Craftsy.com and patternreview.com.



Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase in the first 30 days, contact us and we will give you a full refund.

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