Start A Sewing Business

Sewing is your passion. But have you considered actually turning it into a profitable business?

We're at a really great time in history to consider starting a business teaching sewing. For starters, Sewing is no longer offered in schools, so people aren't learning how to do it. Second - kids & adults are staring at screens (phones, laptops, smart boards, etc) for more hours of the day than we'd all like to admit and are yearning for something different. 

Making an item with your hands from start to finish is a foreign concept to most kids and adults these days.  

Here is where your business opportunity comes into play! 

I don't have to tell you about all the wonderful side effects of sewing because you already know: 

  • Sewing improves hand eye coordination.
  • Sewing teaches patience & perseverance.
  • Sewing enhances your problem solving skills & resourcefulness.
  • You can save money by making the things you wear/use most.
  • Sewing is great stress relief - Some say even better than therapy.
  • Sewing encourages creativity and independence.
  • Sewing is social (some might say sew-cial) and a wonderful way to meet new friends.

Imagine if it was your job to teach other people how to sew? Imagine if it was your profession to help your customers enrich their lives in all the ways listed above? Seriously - How cool would that be?



I'm here to let you know it's easier than you think! 

I'm Megan Avery and I've made it my life mission to teach as many people as possible how to sew.  If I had to guess, I'd say I've personally taught over 500 people how to sew. And in my Hoboken Studio, M Avery Designs, we've probably taught over 2000 people in total.  We've been doing it a LONG time and we're super passionate about it.

But rather than stopping here, I decided to take all the successes and failures from my studio & sewing business over the years, and use the experiences to empower you to teach people to sew too! I knew by giving you the tools that I've accumulated over the years I could make a bigger impact on how many people learn how to sew.

I created this website, Hipstitch Academy so I can help people like you teach other people how to sew. I like to think of myself as your favorite sewing teachers, favorite sewing teacher đŸ˜‰

We have online video training programs to get you started, curriculum that tells you exactly what to teach, as well as one-on-one coaching if you need some hand holding to get started or have a specific issue you need personalized help with. 

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