Welcome to Hipstitch Academy

Everything you need to teach others to sew!


Whether you want to learn how to teach kids (or adults) to sew, want to start a business teaching sewing, or want to boost your existing business teaching sewing, then you've come to the right place!

I have made a career out of my love of sewing and teaching, and I can help you do the same!

You'll find everything you need here to start and grow a successful business teaching others to sew!


  • Scale your business
  • Teach Summer Camps
  • Sewing Retreats & Mobile Classes 
  • Email Marketing
  • Website Improvements
  • Promoting Classes Locally
  • Product Reviews
  • Sewing Machines
  • Must-Have Gear for Teaching

My Experience

HUNDREDS

Of Students

My instructors and I have taught hundreds of students over the past several years.  We also have many students who have been coming to camps and classes for years!

60+

Lesson Plans Available

All of our sewing class lesson plans are tried and true, tested in our own studio before making their way here for you to use in teaching your own sewing classes.

14+

Years of Experience

I built my own sewing studio over many years and many ups and downs, and I'm so glad I can share those lessons with people like you!


Join the Tribe on Facebook!

  • New project ideas
  • Teaching sewing discussions
  • pep talks to boot!

Join the Tribe on Facebook!

  • New project ideas
  • Teaching sewing discussions
  • pep talks to boot!

Learn in the Hipstitch Blog

Summer Group Coaching – 4 Spots
I am super excited to let you know about my latest offering GROUP COACHING!!No longer is one-on-one personal coaching the[...]
Sewing Boss Conference 2019
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How to Put Our Patterns Together
This video is for those of you wondering how to use patterns that you print at home. What about pattern[...]
Sewing Studio Organization Tricks
As sewing business owners, instructors and in general crafty people, I think we are destined to have a lot of[...]
Interview with The Stitchery RI
So I’ve been sitting on this video for about 8 months now. We had some technical difficulties in the beginning[...]
I got a bad review on social media.
Yep, it happened. The dreaded bad review for all the world to see. After having my sewing studio this long[...]