Meet Karen Bengtson

Founder, and owner at Karen’s Sew Unique, where she has been delighting customers with custom sewing and professional alterations services since 1990.

Karen utilizes high-end construction techniques in her custom creations for clients.  Quality fabrics, impeccable workmanship, and expert fitting ensure customer satisfaction and repeat requests for her services.

Karen has been a member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP) since 1994, a professional organization that has provided her a wide variety of continuing educational opportunities.  She has also served on the board of the Denver Chapter for many years.

In 2019, Karen received a request from a former ASDP member approaching retirement to incorporate the custom pant drafting and fitting system, the “JSM Pants, Pants 4U”, into her business structure.  As Karen was already a JSM Master Pant Fitter, this has been a perfect addition to her repertoire of services for clients.  (A program for training sewing professionals to utilize this system is also in the works.)


Karen offers two types of sewing retreats to further the love of sewing:

General sewing retreats provide the opportunity for you to create any project(s) of your choice in a friendly retreat atmosphere.  Karen is available as a sewing resource for these retreats, willing to share her vast knowledge of sewing techniques.

  • Perfect Pant Retreats have the goal of giving you perfect-fit-pants by the end of the retreat.
  • Attendees will receive a custom drafted pattern to take home.
  • Attendees will create a pair of perfect-fit-pants during the retreat.
  • Attendees will take home the knowledge to sew many more for an entire wardrobe of lovely pants.

Check out the Classes/Retreats section of this website for more information on Retreats and Classes.

Master Pant Workshop

February 12-16, 2023

Please sign up here.

Sewing Retreat

Sewing Retreat: Sewing for fun June 4-8, 2023

2022 Sewing Retreat

Pant Workshop

Perfect Pant Retreat: Personal Pants for You 

Contact Karen if you are interested in attending a retreat or having Karen come to your city to teach a seminar.