Jo has been a fantastic sewing instructor to my 13 year old daughter! She is able to translate her extensive experience in a way that is not too overwhelming for a beginner (or a beginner’s mom). She makes suggestions on material, but allows my daughter to select projects that really interest her. She is an excellent listener and makes an effort to work in different named sewing techniques into each project. She encourages and supports my daughter’s goal to design her own clothing one day. Every kid needs a teacher like Jo who tells them they can do it in a way that makes them believe it!
-Jean, North Andover
I can attest to Jo's phenomenally supportive and knowledgeable teaching of sewing. I arrived as an older adult, not having sewn since I was super young, with barely any skills whatsoever, but lots of ideas and queries. I could not have hoped for a better teacher....I have signed up three times for more lessons. I feel Jo is as enthused as I am to see ideas come to fruition, and is ever-curious, open to alternative approaches to problem solving, all while grounded in her immense experience and capabilities. I feel really lucky to have chanced upon such a patient and kind teacher who has such a storied and long expertise in so many aspects of her trade.More importantly, she is just a very good teacher, in that she can explain and show techniques and skills in absorbable and practical ways. A rare thing, indeed.
To ensure that class time is not wasted on maintenance, all sewing machines must be preapproved by Jo prior to class time. Machines that are designed for and marketed towards children are not acceptable for sewing classes at The Village Studio. If you do not have an appropriate working machine you may use one of ours. If you would like information about purchasing a machine please check with Jo prior to class.
About The Teacher
Jo Myers is a co-owner of The Village Studio and has been sewing since she was 5 years old. Check out her full bio here.
Jo teaches both children and adults.
Beginner and Intermediate sewers are welcome.
Pricing starts at $40 per lesson (pay as you go) or pre-purchase a pack of 4 lessons for $150. Sign up with up to two additional friends and receive a group discount. Class size is limited to 3 people.
Contact Jo at email@example.com or (508) 353-9136 to discuss your sewing goals or schedule a class.
Menday (Monday evening Open Sew)
Menday isn’t a typo, it’s what we’re calling our Monday evening open sew class. If you have mending to do, unfinished projects you need a reason to finish, or even if you haven’t sewn in years and need motivation, Menday is for you. Have you been taking lessons with Jo but no longer need one on one lessons? Come join us for Menday! You may use one of our Studio sewing machines if you don't have one.
Menday Class is walk in anytime between 4-8 p.m.* Come once, come every Menday, it’s up to you. Jo will be available to assist you as needed. Pricing is $25 per class (pay as you go) or pre-purchase a pack of 5 lessons for $100.
Contact Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 353-9136 if you have any questions.
*Please email or call Jo ahead of time to let her know you are coming. Classes will be cancelled in the event of holidays and bad weather.