About the sewing training academy

The Sewing Training Academy is where people in Nashville learn to sew for commercial purposes.

Our Foundations course is the beginning of that training, giving students an opportunity to explore different kinds of sewing and see what career pathway they want to take. Some students end up in alterations, others in production for local manufacturing, some start their own businesses, and others work for local designers and craftspeople. Our goal is to be a hub, not only a trusted source for employers to find great sewers to join their team but also a place where students can learn a trade and find their own path to success.

What students are saying…
  • In pursuing my terminal MFA (in costuming) access to the STA has provided additional in-studio skills, guidance, and professional connections I could not receive in any other setting.
    – Susi Vacek
  • The STA provides an incredible opportunity to begin a career in sewing. Trishawna is an outstanding teacher. She recognizes where each student’s skills can be improved upon and encourages her graduates to meet standards that can make them immediately employable. The STA is increasingly setting the bar for skilled work performance in the Nashville sewing industry!
    – Julie Kaalberg