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Did you know that the majority of issues that arise with sewing machines are user errors or minor fixes and not actual issues with a broken sewing machine?

Machine technicians and dealers will not tell you this.  

We've all been there... one minute you are happily sewing along, and the next... nothing. Or thread nesting.  Or thread breaking.  Or any number of issues.  What went wrong?!

  • thread breaks and nesting

  • broken needles

  • stitches not forming

  • fabric bunching

  • skipped stitches

  • tension issues

  • needle not moving

  • and so much more!!

And it's even worse when you are on deadline, or if you use your machine for business or income!

Wish you had a magic wand to fix the issue so you can keep going?

In this workshop, I am GIVING YOU MY MAGIC WAND by teaching you the EXACT same methods used in the Sewing Doc professional service shop every single day to discover the issues with a customer's sewing machine.  


Yes, we are giving you the methods, tips, and tricks that sewing machine technicians and dealers do NOT want you to have available!


This workshop will:

  • Teach you to methodically diagnose the issue with your machine to, in most cases, figure out and fix the issue and avoid taking it in for service

  • Teach you to troubleshoot a new-to-you machine from top to bottom, AND a specific issue you are having on any machine, new or old

  • Give you specific symptoms to click on and a specific list of steps to take to narrow down the issue

  • Give you video references to teach you how to correct issues, and a checklist downloads for each symptom

  • Teach new sewists to build an excellent set of habits to avoid user error

  • Teach veteran sewists to resolve issues faster and keep sewing

  • Give you guidance from a live expert when you aren't certain of the issue

  • Offer discounted rates on one-one-on consultation to diagnose or fix your machine

Please note:  This workshop is only relevant for HOME DOMESTIC machines, and does not address commercial or industrial machines, sergers, embroidery machines, chain stitch machines, or any other specialty machine.

This workshop is meant to resolve common errors and issues, which is the issue 90% of the time.  We do teach you to make minor repairs (i.e. to the bobbin case), but we do not teach you to make timing adjustments, computer fixes,  or major repairs to your machine.  This will save you much time and money if you can resolve the issue, and if you do need to take it for service, you'll have peace of mind knowing it truly needs service or repair.

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$99one time fee

  • One-time payment, NOT a recurring fee!

  • Access to all modules and information FOR LIFE!

  • All upgrades, improvements, and expansions included!

  • Discounted consultation options for diagnosis and repair!


2-Payment Plan Available!!

Interested, but have questions?


I'm happy to speak with you via messenger or over Zoom for a FREE consultation!

Hey there,

I'm Andi Barney of Sewing Doc machine service and repair, and Sewing Doc Academy.  I'm a master technician and I've owned and operated my own service shop, located in Cumming, Georgia, for over 13 years now.  A large part of our service shop focuses on vintage and antique machines and restoration, but we were also an authorized shop for Brother, Viking, and Janome.  I started just like you, curious and a little intimidated, but now I couldn't imagine my life without sewing machines!


Paul Barney is our electrical, motor, restoration, and customer service specialist.  He teaches motor service and rewiring along with many other in-depth skills.

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You have Questions, We have Answers....

Q:  Do I have to pay a fee every month?

A:  You will keep access to the on-demand learning library for life as your reference.  Keep in mind that the enrollment fee will increase as we add value, so the current fee is the lowest it will ever be!

Q:  When does the workshop end?

A:  This is the best:  it doesn't!  It lasts forever… or as long as you need it to!  There is no end or timeline for this course, so you jump in any time and come back to it any time you need to. 

Q:  Who is this program for?  Can just anyone take it?

A:  Yes!  This program is for anyone interested in learning to understand issues that happen with sewing machines and how to fix them. It is a fantastic resource for those that sew regularly and want less hassle, and for those learning to service machines as a trade.  You will simultaneously learn to build better sewing habits while addressing the specific issues you have in the moment with your machine.

Q:  I'm not good with tools, will I be okay taking this class?

A:  YES!  Rarely do you need tools to solve issues with your machine.  Keep in mind that this workshop does NOT teach any aspect of getting into the machine or any major repairs or adjustments.

Q:  What machines are covered in this course?

A:  This workshop covers almost all vintage and modern home domestic sewing machines.  This workshop does not cover industrial or commercial machines, sergers, overclockers, chain-stitch, or embroidery-specific machines.  However, if you own those machines, you can use what you learn here and apply it to those machines.

Q:  If I have an issue with a machine, can I contact you for help?

A:  Yes, there are several ways to work with a live expert.  Each module has a place to post pictures and/or videos and explain your issue, and you'll get a reply within 24 hours.  If the issue is more complex than the material addresses, we do have options for a discounted one-on-one consultation to see if we can resolve your issue together.

Q:  Do I need any special programs or equipment to participate in any part of the workshop?

A:  The short answer is no.  All you really need is a cell phone, tablet, or computer to view the on-demand classes and work your way through the workshop.  If you decide to participate in a paid consultation to resolve a bigger issues, you may need access to Zoom, but it is free an easy to use.

Q:  Will this course teach me to service other people's machines?

A:  This is a loaded question.  This program does NOT teach machine service in any capacity, but it does teach you in-depth diagnostics, which is very important in machine service.  This workshop is a great resource for those learning machine service in our other programs that need to learn how to properly diagnose other people's machines.

Q:  I don't live in the United States, can I sign up for this course?

A:  We currently have students from Canada and the UK join our programs without issues.  Please know that we may not be familiar with machines specifically marketed to other countries.

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