Hi Everyone - Wanted to take a moment today to introduce myself to the group.
I'm Megan Avery, your new VP Of communications. I'm excited to take on this position and I'm really excited to dive a bit deeper into my ASDP membership. I was asked to consider taking on a board position and figured there would be no better way to get to know all of you! And I'm always happy to be of service.
I joined ASDP in January of this year after I attended my local chapters weekend retreat. I loved hanging with all the ladies of my NJ Chapter so I decided to make it official.
My sewing school in Hoboken NJ is currently called M Avery Designs (I will be changing names in December - if anyone has an advice about changing your business name after being in business for 20+ years, please give me a shout!)
My studio teaches classes to anyone over the age of 5 how to sew. We have many sewing classes for kids, adults and anyone wanting to learn how to sew. (Even Elsa - see above :)
Up until March, we taught mobile sewing classes to almost every school in Hudson Country as part of their after school enrichment programs. We also host sewing birthday and bachelorette parties.
Since COVID, we've been trying to get by teaching small kids and adult classes in our 650 square foot studio on the third floor of an old Levelor blind factory in Hoboken NJ.
We've also been ramping up our virtual sewing class offerings and have been enjoying having new sewing students as far away as Israel.
I also have another side business called Hipstitch Academy where I coach other people wanting to get started teaching sewing classes. I teach marketing and business strategies for starting, growing and scaling your sewing school. I also create all the curriculum we teach in the studio and sell it to other people teaching sewing classes.
I'm excited to get to know you all better. Drop a comment below and tell me about what YOU do!
M Avery Designs Sewing Studio - www.maverydesigns.com
Hipstitch Academy - www.hipstitch.co