Judy Kessinger

Judy Kessinger


Judy Kessinger started her career owning and operating a small retail fabric store in Louisville, KY. She traveled nationwide holding seminars for Hancock Fabrics for over 25 years, designed costumes for national and international figure skaters, and created a fast and easy way to conquer fitting problems for that field. Judy's next goal was to make stress-free sewing with simple solutions for fitting. Her personal style included many comfortable but well-fitted outfits. In her search for the "perfect" pattern, she decided to use her experience and create the system herself - thus the Master Tops and Master Pants patterns were born! You can build and create an entire wardrobe on those two patterns alone. She is known by many as the Fit Doctor, curing the ills of the sewing "blues." Her website - www.fitnicesystem.com - has enabled her to engage in more teaching tools with videos and online classes. Judy has been blessed to have touched the lives of countless women, teaching them the tricks of looking trim and feeling fantastic by simply fitting themselves properly.


About the Association

The Vacuum Dealers Trade Association (VDTA) and the Sewing Dealers Trade Association (SDTA) exist to educate and promote independent floor care and sewing dealers in order to increase their market share. It exists to promote programs designed to enable the industry to be more competitive and to improve the industry as a whole.

The VDTA • SDTA is dedicated to supporting the interests of independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine dealers around the world. It is the independent dealers’ voice in the floor care and sewing industries. The primary goal of the association is providing avenues to increase sales, communication, service, market share, and profit for all independent vacuum and sewing retailers. The association provides the floor care and sewing industries with the latest information on products and services, sales and marketing, training, and education through the monthly publications, SQE Professional and Floor Care Professional/Central Vac Professional and yearly conventions.

Many other association-sponsored programs and services are available to independent dealer members to improve their businesses using the code of ethics, member standards, special programs, sales tools, and member benefits.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sewing Educators Alliance please email Judy Patterson at mail@vdta.com.

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    2724 2nd Avenue
    Des moines, IA 50313
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