California Academy is here to provide our students with the tools, training, and know how, to succeed in the lucrative business of sewing machine repair. YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR REWARD.


California Academy is owned and operated by Jim Jacobson, instructor and repair specialist with more than 40 years experience in the sewing machine industry. He has also operated his own sewing and vacuum shop since 1973 in Central California.

Internationally recognized in the sewing industry, Jim has received numerous awards for his teaching skills and "user friendly" seminars at international conventions and trade shows.

Jim has received factory training which includes European, American, and Japanese machines, and is professionally equipped and able to teach the technicians of tomorrow. He is also an international author and producer. He has written over 30 published articles for the industry and has produced 27 instructional DVDs for sewing machine repair. Learn from the professional at Sewing Machine Repair Academy.

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