Andi Barney, owner and founder of Sewing Doc and Sewing Doc Academy, began servicing vintage and antique machines as a hobby in 2010. As an avid collector, and hands-on, curious learner, she begin the search for knowledge and instruction on how to clean, service, restore, and repair machines. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much available, and there were no schools, colleges, or programs available. Thankfully the internet provided crumbs, but much of the information was sketchy, even downright wrong. The Academy was born due to a lack of skilled, reliable technicians available in most communities.
ALL procedures taught in the Sewing Doc Academy are the same procedures used daily in the Sewing Doc professional service shop. On average, we service, resore, and repair 1000 - 1200 machines a year.