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.)


Sewing Retreat: Sewing for fun June 12-16, 2022

2022 Sewing Retreat

Perfect Pant Retreat: Learn to sew your own pants after a custom pattern is made. 

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.

Master Program: Learn the art of fitting your clients for their perfect fit pants. 

Perfect Pant Retreat: Master Pant Seminar

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

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.