Learn to Sew Your Own Jeans

Have you ever dreamed of making the a custom fit pair of jeans? Well now we have a sewing class for that!

Students will focus on learning more advanced design & sewing skills used in making a pair of jeans that is custom made to fit your body!  We’ve designed a brand new 3 week intermediate level sewing class that will take you through the steps of measuring, cutting and then sewing your very own jeans. We ask that you have at least a little sewing experience to take this class. Maybe you’ve take some sewing classes somewhere else, or taken our Beginner Sewing Boot Camp?

 

Keep scrolling for the upcoming schedule! 

Week 1: Cutting the Jeans – This is the week that really counts. We’ll be taking all our body measurements and cutting all the fabric pieces in the size required to make your custom fit jeans. There are a lot of pieces and they need to be cut out pretty precisely. If there’s time after we cut,  we’ll be starting to do a little bit of sewing this week, as well.

Week 2: Sewing the Jeans – This is the week the bulk of the sewing will be done. We’ll start putting the jeans together by cutting & sewing the pockets. Followed by the fly & zipper. Finally we’ll be sewing the front & back of the jeans together

Week  3: Finishing the Jeans – This is the class we’ll be finishing up anything that’s not done. Yolk, waistband, hemming and button. Can you believe you’ll be leaving this class with your very own jeans?

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All supplies for one pair of dark blue, stretch jeans are included in the price of this class! We’ve done a lot of research into the best denims and will provide our favorite denim to all students in this class. There is no need to buy any thing or bring any supplies to this class. The class will go over which supplies are used & why and where you can purchase all of the supplies needed to make additional pairs of jeans at home or in Sew Club.
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Small, Personal Classes | There are only 6 spots per session.

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3 Week Make your Own Jeans Class $199
Includes ALL fabric & supplies
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Skirt Pattern Drafting

Join us for our brand new one day intensive course on learning the art of flat pattern drafting. In this course you will learn how to create 3 different customized skirt patterns based on your measurements.

This course will include a thorough understanding of skirt flat pattern construction, dart construction, as well as simple adjustments that can be made to your patterns to add design elements to your sewing projects.

You’ll leave the class with basic fitted, a-line, & pencil skirt pattern that you can use over and over again to design & create your very own clothing.  We will provide hand outs that outline the step-by-step process creating patterns for a perfectly fitting skirt.

1 Day – 4 Hour Course $139

Please note: There is no sewing in this course. The is an instructional class where we’ll be creating customized paper patterns during each class time. Each student will be encouraged to participate in our monthly Sew Clubs to create muslins of each of the patterns that you create in class and really customize your fit properly.

Embroidery Art & Hand Sewing

Learn how to do beautiful hand embroidery in a series of progressive classes.

This is a series of  4 weekly classes.
You can by the class or or  sign up for the full 4 week session.
There is no need for any sewing experience prior to this class.

Keep scrolling for the upcoming schedule! 

Week 1: The Basics – Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, Chain Stitch & Whipped Back Stitch – We’ll start a sampler to remember and have examples of all the foundation stitches.

Week 2: Decorative Stitches – Threaded Back Stitch, Pekinese Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Fly Stitch, Cross Stitch, Bead Stitch, French Knots & Satin Stitch.

Week  3: Lettering, Leaves & Flowers – Wagon Wheel Flower, Lazy Daisy Flowers & Leaves, Regular Fishbone Leaves, Raised Fishbone Leaves & Script Lettering.

Week 4: Embroidery Patterns & Final Project – We’ll spend this last class setting up a final project that will include stitches we’ve covered in class. We’ll talk about how to read an embroidery pattern, make your own pattern, where to find patterns, what stitches work best for different embroidery results & more.

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All basic supplies will be loaned to students for the class including embroidery needles, embroidery thread, linen fabric, writing utensils, embroidery hoops and more. No need to buy a thing to get started!
Class will also cover which supplies & why and where you can purchase all of the supplies needed to work on projects at home in between classes.
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Small, Personal Classes | There are only 8 spots per session.

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Workshop = $65
4 Week Class (All workshop sessions) = $219
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Class Testimonials

“I had never tried embroidery before and I have enjoyed the class immensely. It is fabulous to learn a new skill, meet new friends, and be creative! The classes are set up so you learn at your own pace and Megan provides a lot of encouragement and ideas so you can really develop your own projects and turn them into a finished piece of art (wearable or displayable).”
-Lauren O

Home Decor Sewing Boot Camp

Learn all the basics of sewing beautiful things for your home in 6 (super fun) weeks!

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills used to make items for your home. We’ve designed a six week (15 hour) sewing class including challenging projects that will fill your home with gorgeous items you custom make yourself.  This class is is designed for the sewing student who’s had some basic sewing experience.  Maybe you’ve take some sewing classes somewhere else, or taken our Beginner Sewing Boot Camp?

Projects in this Class:

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Please note: The number of projects you complete in the class will depend on how much experience you come to class with, how much work you do at home and in Sew Club & the pace that you work.
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Part 1 Project:  Custom Pillow Covers with zippers

  • Breathe new life into any existing pillows you already own by creating custom covers that can be removed.
  • Learn to measure fabric accurately & create a perfect fit for your pillow cover.
  • Learn tips for cutting straight and with accuracy.
  • Learn how to insert regular zippers and/or invisible zippers so you cannot see them on your pillow cover.Part 2 Project: Bedroom Pillow Case with French Seams
    • Review of cutting & measuring accurately.
    • The magic of french seams.

    Part 3 Project: Bolster pillow with piping and zipper

  • Understanding and learning how to cut fabric on the bias.
  • Learn to create your own matching piping.
  • Mastering the technique of adding piping to any of your sewing projects.

Part 4 Project: Quilted Table Runner/Placemat/Potholder

    • Introduction to patchwork.
    • Working with quilt batting.
    • Using a regular sewing machine to do small scale quilting work.Part 5 Project: Pouf Floor Cushion
    • Patchwork (non-square)
    • Optional Covered ButtonsPart 6 Project: Custom Curtain(s)
        • Learning how to accurately measure windows.
        • Learning appropriate curtain sizing for windows.

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        Cost of 15 Hour Workshop: $329

      • Please note: No sewing classes on the following days due to holidays: Sat. 10/7, Wed. 11/22, Thurs. 11/23 – Sun. 11/26, Sun. 12/24 – Mon. 1/1
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The price includes free Sew Club classes during AND one month past your beginner sewing boot camp classes.  Sew Club is a great time to “makeup” anything you might have missed in a class, catch up on anything you fall behind on, or just sew whatever you’d like.  There are no makeup classes if you miss a session. Cost of Sew Club is normally $20/class.

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Small, Personal Classes | There are only 6 spots per session.

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      • Please note: Fabric is NOT included. Woven Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 per yard. Stretch Knit Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $16 per yard. We have a variety of types, colors & prints, but keep in mind we are not a fabric store. Students also have the option of purchasing fabrics elsewhere before the class. Details & amounts are below.
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    Fabric & Notions Needed:

Module 1. Zippered Pillow Covers

Approximately 1/2 Yard Quilters Cotton, Linen, Home Decor weight or something similar for each pillow up to 17″ Square. Zipper – Length should equal the width of your pillow. Optional: Pillow Form (size of your choice)

Module 2. Pillowcase Project

3/4 Yard Quilters Cotton for Body of pillow

1/4 Yard Quilter Cotton (matching other fabrics) for pillow cuff

1/4 Yard Quilters Cotton (matching other fabrics) for pillow band

Module 3. Bolster Pillow – Suggested Size 16″ x 6″

3/4 Yard Quilters Cotton, Linen, Home Decor weight or something similar for bolster pillow project.

1 Yard of cotton piping (1/2″ or 1/4″ thick will work) for bolster pillow project.

16″ Zipper for bolster pillow project

 

Module 4. Table Runner/Potholder/Placemat

At least four different fat quarter fabrics that go together.  More if making large table runner or multiple placemats.

1 Yard of quilt batting. More if making large table runner or multiple placemats.

Module 5. Pouf Floor Cushion

Amounts coming soon.

Module 6. Curtains 

Will talk about in class. Dependent on window.

Tween/Teen Summer Camp 2017

Full day Sewing & Fashion Design classes
For kids going into 7th – 12th grade

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Monday through Friday
9am drop off – 4pm pick up
12-1pm is BYO Lunch & Activities
(see below for before care & after care options)

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Rates:
$599 Per Person
$299.50 deposit due at sign up | Remaining balance due on first day of camp

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USE THE FOLLOWING PROMO CODES FOR MULTIPLE FULL DAY CAMP SESSIONS, & SIBLING DISCOUNTS:

  • Two weeks of Full Day camp (15% discount): 2fulldaycamp2017
  • Three weeks Full Day camp (20% discount): 3fulldaycamp2017
  • Four Weeks Full Day camp (25% discount): 4fulldaycamp2017
  • Five Weeks Full Day camp (30% discount): 5fulldaycamp2017
*Discounts used improperly will pay any remaining balance on first day of camp.

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Design Challenge Theme

Students enrolled in the Design Challenge Theme will be given daily sewing & design challenges to complete throughout the course of the day. They will be given certain supplies and tools they will be allowed to use and must complete the challenge within the allotted amount of time. Creativity will be the key to this fun week of sewing & design camp. Students will also learn more advanced sewing techniques and have to use these techniques in their design challenges. Students will present their designs to the other students and instructor when they are finished.

Week of July 17th
Week of August 14th

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NYC Fashion Week

Students enrolled in the NYC Fashion Week will spend their week exploring the fashion hot spots of New York City! Destinations will include fashion exhibits at museums, high end store fronts, funky neighborhoods and fashion colleges to get inspired and learn about fashion and design! Group will meet at the studio in Hoboken at 9am each morning, take the bus into NYC each morning and return to hoboken at the end of each day by 4pm. At then end of the week, students will sketch a collection based on what they experienced on their travels in one of the worlds greatest fashion cities.

Week of July 10th
Week of August 7th

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Dress Designer Theme

During the Dress Designer Week, students will learn basic sketching techniques to design their very own custom made dress. They will also learn how to read a sewing pattern, how to cut & sew the fabric for their dress, to operate sewing tools & sewing machine to create their dress. They also learn ways to adorn and add details including pockets, zippers, pleats & more. All students will have the chance to show off their dress on the runway if they choose.

Week of June 26th
Week of July 31st

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Knitwear Designer Theme

During the Knitwear Designer Week, students will learn basic sketching & sewing techniques to design their very own custom made knitwear items. They will also learn how to read a sewing pattern, how to cut & sew the fabric for their knitwear projects, to operate sewing tools & sewing machine to create their dress.  Projects will include various knitwear wearable items including leggings, t-shirts, skirts, dress, etc.

Week of July 24th

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Check out the Photo Gallery from Past Summer Camps
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The required deposit of at least 1/2 tuition shall be paid at time of registration and the balance is paid on the child’s first day of camp. You may also choose to pay the full balance at the time of registration.
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There are spots for 8 kids per week. We continue to sell out each summer, so secure your spot early to make sure you don’t miss out!
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All Supplies are Included. All admissions to museums and activities in New York for NYC Fashion Week are included.
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Sign up Online or Call 201-876-1198 to Register
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Monroe Movement Space on the 5th floor will provide before care from 8-9am, as well as we after care from 4-5pm or 4-6pm each day for those interested. We’re happy to pick up/drop off any kids up who will participate in this. If interested, contact Monroe Movement Space directly for more info and rates.

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Additional Terms
– Due to the seasonal nature of summer programming and the set limitation of spaces offered, no refund shall be provided for absences, changes, withdrawals, or dismissal for cause.
-Permission is hereby granted for photographs to be taken of the camper and M Avery Desigsn has the right to utilize these photographs in camp brochures or on website and display material unless parent makes other arrangements with M Avery Designs.

 

Kids Summer Camp 2017

You’re Child will LOVE our week long sewing & design classes!  For Kids going into 1st – 6th grade .

NOW until Week of August 28th, 2017

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We focus on teaching your child:

  • Basic sewing machine usage
  • Sewing Project construction
  • Improving fine motor skills (pinning, cutting fabric, sewing on the line,
  • Creativity in designing their own sewing projects (dependent on project themes)
  • How to read basic patterns and instructions

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Each 1/2 Day Summer Camp Session:

    • Is 3 hours long, with time for a snack.
    • Meets Monday – Friday
    • Completes a project in the 3 hour session.
    • Never repeats a project
    • Is led by competent, experienced instructors who are either in school for fashion/education or professionals in the field of sewing, design or fashion.|

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Morning Session 9am – 12pm
Afternoon Session 1-4pm
Full day session 9am – 4pm with BYO Lunch & Activities 12-1pm
Weekly Schedule – Keep Scrolling
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Rates:
$275 Per Person 1/2 Day Session
$137.50 Deposit (Due at Sign Up)
MULTIPLE WEEK & SIBLING DISCOUNTS
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To sign up for full day you must purchase TWO 1/2 day sessions and schedule accordingly.
Weekly Schedule – Keep Scrolling
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Use the following promo codes for full day camp, multiple 1/2 day sessions & sibling discounts:

  • One week of Full Day camp or Two 1/2 day sessions $495 (10% discount): fulldaycamp2017
  • Two weeks of Full Day camp or Four 1/2 day sessions $935 (15% discount): 2fulldaycamp2017
  • Three weeks Full Day camp $273 or Six 1/2 day sessions $1320 (20% discount): 3fulldaycamp2017
  • Four Weeks Full Day camp $338 or Eight 1/2 Day sessions $1650 (25% discount): 4fulldaycamp2017
  • Five Weeks Full Day camp or Ten 1/2 Day sessions $1925 (30% discount): 5fulldaycamp2017

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*Discount codes used incorrectly will result in balance being owed on the first day of camp.
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*Please use your child’s name when signing up! There will be spaces in the registration form to add family members. If you are signing up siblings, please make sure that both children are scheduled for the week you would like them to attend camp. If things get confusing, no worries, send us an email or give us a call!

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Monroe Movement Space on the 5th floor provides before care from 8-9am, as well as after care from 4-5pm or 4-6pm each day for those interested. We’re happy to pick up/drop off any kids up who will participate in this. If interested, contact Monroe Movement Space directly for more info and rates.
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The required deposit of 1/2 tuition shall be paid at time of registration. The balance (which includes multiple sessions) are paid on the child’s first day of camp. All discounts applied to deposit will also be applied to balances paid on first day of camp. You also have the option to pay the full amount at the time of registration.
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There are spots for 16 kids max per week. We continue to sell out each summer, so secure your spot early to make sure you don’t miss out!
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All Supplies are Included
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Sign up Online or Call 201-876-1198 to Register
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Due to the seasonal nature of summer programming and the set limitation of spaces offered, no refund shall be provided for absences, changes, withdrawals, or dismissal for cause.
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Permission is hereby granted for photographs to be taken of the camper and M Avery Designs has the right to utilize these photographs in camp brochures or on website and display material unless parent makes other arrangements with M Avery Designs.

Holiday Open House – Free Ornament Sewing Workshop

Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us!


Annual Ornament Sewing Workshop

 

 

 

This Holiday Event is Free for all our Beloved Customers!

Sunday December 17th, 2017

This festive Holiday open house will go from 12-3pm.  This is a very popular event! Please sign up for a 1 hour time slot below and come at that time so we can comfortably accommodate as many people as possible.

There is absolutely no sewing experience necessary!

Children, accompanied by adults, are more than welcome!  No drop-offs please! 

Please bring your good cheer!

You must sign up below if you plan on attending. We have three time slots to accommodate as many people as possible. Please come only during the time slot you sign up for.

If you’re coming with kids, please sign up for everyone. If this is not possible, please send follow-up email saying how many will be in your group!

Back to School means Back to Sewing Class

If you’ve got kids, we’ve got sewing classes for them!
(Well at least ages 4 & Up)

Pre-K & Kindergarden Handsewing & Textile Craft Class

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1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Sewing Class

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4th, 5th & 6th Grade Sewing Class

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7th – 12th Grade Sewing Class

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Homeschool Sewing Class

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Sewing Dresses Boot Camp

Learn all the basics of sewing beautiful dresses that fit you in six weeks!

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills to create 2-3 gorgeous dresses that actually fit your body. We’ve designed a 15 hour sewing class that will take your skills to the next level.  This is a sewing course is designed for the sewing student who’s had some basic experience.

As with all our sewing classes, all students work at their own pace and focus on learning new skills based on the skills they come to class with.

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Projects in this Class:

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Please note: The number of projects you complete in the class will depend on how much experience you come to class with, how much work you do at home and in Sew Club & the pace that you work.
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Part 1:

  • Taking your own body measurements.
  • Review of Seam Allowance and why is it important?
  • Review of threading & operating the sewing machine.
  • Learning basic clothing construction.
  • How to read a sewing pattern.

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Part 2:

  • Which patterns are right for me?
  • What adjustments do I need to make?
  • How do I take things in and let them out.

How can I make this fit better?

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Cost of 15 Hour Workshop: $329

This includes free Sew Club classes during AND one month past your beginner sewing boot camp classes.  Sew Club is a great time to “makeup” anything you might have missed in a class, catch up on anything you fall behind on, or just sew whatever you’d like.  There are no makeup classes if you miss a session. Cost of Sew Club is normally $20/class.

Small, Personal Classes | There are only 6 spots per session.

Please note: Fabric is NOT included. Woven Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 per yard. Stretch Knit Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $16 per yard. We have a variety of types, colors & prints, but keep in mind we are not a fabric store. Students also have the option of purchasing fabrics elsewhere before the class. Details & amounts are below.

Supplies Needed:

Dress 1: 

  •  3 Yards of light to medium weight woven fabric (no stretch or very little stretch). Some examples of suitable fabric types include silk or rayon crepe, shirtings, lawn, silk twill, light wool gabardine, wool crepe.
  • 22″ invisible zipper
  • one small hook and eye
  • 2 yards of bias tape
    We’re happy to provide the bias tape and hook and eye to each student free of charge. 

Dress 2: 

  • 3.5 Yards of light to medium weight woven fabric (no stretch or very little stretch). Some examples of suitable fabric types include cotton voile, lawn, rayon challis, batiste, dotted swiss, georgette, light to medium weight silks.
  • 1.5 Yards of bias tape
  • 1.5 Yards of 3/4″ or 1″ wide elastic.
    We’re happy to provide the elastic and bias tape to each student free of charge. 

Dress 3:

  • 3 Yards of medium weight fabrics such as poplin, denim, corduroy, velveteen, twill, flannel, wool crêpe or gabardine. Top is lined with same fabric as dress.
  • 22-inch coil zipper (not invisible)
  • Hook and eye – We’re happy to provide these.