2022-2023 Schedule

Please note:  You will find event details on the Events & Registration Tab.  We appreciate it if you can register, but understand that it is not always possible!  Guests are always welcome!

September 18      Sewing Machine Repair with Michele Yves Jocelyn (see below) - Manchester Township, NJ

October 20-23    ASDP Annual Educational Conference - Baltimore, MD (https://www.sewingprofessionals.com/conference)

November 20     Charity Sewing Event - Reusable grocery bags for food pantries - Morris Plains, NJ

December 3        Holiday gala; this will be an afternoon party from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Food will be provided by the Association.                                   Neptune, NJ

January 13-15      Annual Sewing Retreat at St. Francis Retreat House - Easton, PA 

February 19         Patternmaking with Wendy Cettina - Rumson, NJ

March                  Cinderella’s Closet Boutique Alterations Station - Long Branch, NJ

April                     Tentative in-person class with Sarah Veblen.  Details and location to follow.

May 21                 Chapter Elections, Show & Tell, including specialized sewing machines - Manasquan, NJ

June 11                 Annual Planning Meeting - High Bridge, NJ

September 18th, 2022 - Yves Michel Jocelyn



Yves has over 30 years’ experience as a sewing machine repair technician serving a wide array of clients throughout the tri-state area.  In addition to being a successful business owner, Yves has liaised between manufacturers and community-based organizations to repair, buy and sell all types of personal and commercial sewing machines.  Currently Yves is teaching at both the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City as well as the High School of Fashion Industry.

Machines Displayed


During Yves’ visit to the ASDP NJ Chapter this coming September 18th, he will be displaying the following types of machines:

  • Serger

  • Blind Hemming Machine

  • Cover Stitch Machine


Yves will review the overall operation of the machine as well as go over tips on how to maintain the machines for optimal performance.


Paid Services Offered


Yves offers many sewing machine repair services ranging from annual maintenance to complex repair jobs.Yves services the following brands:

  • Bernina

  • Brother

  • Husqvarna

  • Janome

  • Juki

  • Pfaff

  • Singer


Members attending the meeting are encouraged to bring their sewing machines in need of repair to the meeting.  Yves can bring the machine to his repair shop and after the repair work has been completed, the owner and Yves will arrange delivery options.