Welcome to Hipstitch Academy

Everything you need to teach others to sew!


Who's Teaching Kids How to Sew This Summer?

And needs their camp to be FULL!

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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!

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


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!

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Learn in the Hipstitch Blog

Nothing But Smiles @ Simply Smiles Oaxaca
Oh what a truly fun couple of days I had hanging out and sewing with the kids of Simply Smiles[...]
Third Time is the Charm Buying a Serger
I've been sewing my whole adult life and have never been able to get into using a serger... until now. Recently,[...]
Hosting a Charity Sewing Event
In today’s Hipstitch Academy video business class we’re going to be talking about hosting your very own Charitable Sewing Event. Charity[...]
Free Kids Hand Sewing Project Vintage Camper
In this quick sewing tutorial video, Megan shows you how to hand sew this adorable vintage camper from felt. Supplies:Blue[...]
Kids Sewing Class Safety Tips You Can’t Teach Without
In today’s business class we’re going to be talking about important safety tips to follow when teaching kids how to[...]
Website Pop Up Boxes to Grow Your Email List
Many of you know I have been working on an in depth course all about teaching your best kids sewing[...]
Writing Better Emails to Fill Sewing Classes
Many of you know I have been working on an in depth course all about teaching your best kids sewing[...]
If You Are Not Teaching Kids Sewing Camp, You Are Missing Out
Many of you know I have been working on an in depth course all about teaching your best kids sewing[...]
Sewing Class Registration Policies
Okay so let's talk about teaching sewing classes to adults. I’m talking about this topic today because I feel strongly[...]
Teaching Adults How to Sew
Okay so let's talk about teaching sewing classes to adults. I’m talking about this topic today because I feel strongly[...]
Own Your Cancellation Policies
Yesterday I made a video talking about private sewing lessons. In this video I shared my experiences around teaching private[...]
Should You Teach Private Sewing Lessons?
I’m guessing you’re here either watching this class live with me or watching thevideo replay because you’re interested in possibly[...]
Start Planning Sewing Camp Now
I’m guessing you’re here either watching this class live with me or watching the video replay because you’re interested in[...]
2020 Biz Goal Planning
I’m guessing you’re here either watching this class live with me or watching the video later  because you have some[...]
Plan Your January Social Media Now
We’re going to be talking about a bunch of different things in this video post, but they all are going[...]
Fashion Lab NY Sewing Studio Tour
You know how much we LOVE to get to see in the insides of other peoples sewing studios. Don't you?[...]
Interview with Arlene Kay
“The most important aspect of FLNY is to inspire uniqueness while encouraging students to create their own sense of style[...]
Why You Need an Email List
Today's LIVE vide class topic is Email Lists. We’re going to be talking about:  Your Email List and What it isWhy You[...]
How I Became A Sewing Teacher
I've been hearing from you quite a bit these days that you need help with marketing. You need help getting[...]