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Empowering you to do it yourself

For far too long, the sewing machine service industry has been controlled by a limited few, and designed to keep you in a vulnerable position. It's time to shift this paradigm and put you in control.

Currently there aren’t any vocational schools, colleges, or full-scale programs that teach sewing machine service and repair.
 

Dealers are the main source for service, and their business model is to sell you a new machine rather than fix the one you love.
 

You may even have to drive for hours just to find a service person or dealer and wait for weeks or months for service.
 

Our workshops are designed to give you as little or as much as you desire! Whether you wish to start your own business or just learn to work on your own machines, you will learn the same procedures used in the Sewing Doc professional service shop.

We are a DIY society, shouldn't that include caring for our sewing machines?!

We are rolling out our REMOVE YOUR COVERS on demand workshops so that you can properly remove the covers, clean, lubricate, and keep your modern sewing machine running.

We need your input, so click the button below to tell us about your sewing machine that you'd like to maintain yourself, and to read more about what this program looks like.

(I promise you, this is way more than taking the needle plate off and cleaning around the bobbin case!)

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A growing library of videos, articles, and resources that are useful for anyone that uses a sewing machine. Check out our Know Better, Sew Better area.

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Whether you want to learn to repair machines for career or care for your own machines, our online workshops are designed for everyone!

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Zoom or in-person, Andi offers lectures, presentations, and workshops for your guild or group on a number of topics.

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"In inherited my grandmother's featherweight, and I was terrified to touch it.  A friend talked me into the service class... not only did I learn how to clean and lubricated it, I am so much more comfortable using it!  Don't ask about my new screwdrive addiction!"

June G., Atlanta, GA

"I started collecting vintage machines, especially Kenmores, and they were piling up because I didn't know where to take them.  I took the Vintage Machine Cleaning Class, and now I buy them cheap at yard sales and sell them to people who need them.  It's nice to feel helpful!"

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Alexia S., Kennesaw, GA

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