About Us

The Saint John Sewist Academy was founded in the fall of 2012 by Jacquie Woodruff, as part of the growing interest in the revival of the art of sewing. The SJ Sewist Academy’s mandate is to help you develop a love of sewing while we help you master your skills. Through classes, workshops, and sewing parties we provide a creative, easy going, and nonjudgmental atmosphere for you to have fun while you learn (and we love it when you bring your friends to sewcialize!). Our fully stocked studio will help give you the tools you need to see your projects through, from our professional sewing machines and serger to our knowledgeable staff, oversized cutting table, sewing shears, rotary cutters & mats, specialty sewing feet, and much more. What do you want to create? Fashion, skill, confidence, fun? We have it all at the Saint John Sewist Academy