Embroidery Art Hand Sewing Boot Camp

Learn how to do beautiful hand embroidery designs in our brand new Six Week (super fun) Class!

Students will start out learning basic embroidery stitches that are commonly used in contemporary, modern embroidery designs. Stitches will include (but are not limited to) running stitch, back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, whipped back stitch & many more!

Students will also learn how to stitch popular & gorgeous flowers, leaves and lettering. After learning the basics, Students will work on one final embroidered art project.

This is a 15 hour sewing course divided up between 6 weekly classes.  Check the dates below to see our upcoming sessions.
There is no need for any sewing experience prior to this class.

All basic supplies will be loaned to students for the class including embroidery needles, embroidery thread, linen fabric, writing utensils, embroidery hoops and more. Class will cover which supplies & why and where you can purchase all of the supplies needed to work on projects at home in between classes.

Some sample stitching & projects we’ll cover in this class :

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Part 1: Basic Stitches – Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, Chain Stitch & Whipped Back Stitch

Part 2: More Basic Stitches – Threaded Back Stitch, Pekinese Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Fly Stitch, Cross Stitch, Bead Stitch

Part 3: Lettering

Part 4: Flowers & Leaves

Part 5 & 6: Final Design & Project

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Cost of 15 Hour Workshop: $329

***Please Note: Session starting on October 3rd will be taking place at the gorgeous 107 Bowers Art Gallery in Jersey City Heights. This is just a short walk from the studio in Hoboken. Facebook page here.

Session starting on November 8th will take place at Hoboken Sewing Studio. There will be no class on Wednesday Nov. 22nd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The six week session will finish one week later.

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.

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

    Please note: Instructor will bring all supplies & tools needed for each class.  If/when you’d like to purchase your own embroidery supplies & tools (highly recommended to practice what you learn in class at home in between classes!) here is what we recommend:

  • Gold Eye Embroidery Needles
  • Needlework Linen
  • DMC Embroidery Thread Starter Pack
  • Embroidery Hoops

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 15 hour sewing class including challenging projects that will fill your home with gorgeous items you custom make yourself.

This is a 15 hour sewing course divided up between 6 weekly classes. It 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?

Each of the six classes is project oriented and as a student you will take home 4-6 completed sewing projects. (This is of course dependent on how quickly 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: Bolster pillow with piping and zipper

  •  Understanding & 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 3 Project: Bedroom Pillow Case with French Seams

  • Review of cutting & measuring accurately.

  • The magic of french seams.

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 Buttons

      Part 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.

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:

      • 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)
      • 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
      • 1 Yard + two 1/4 yard pieces of quilter cotton fabric for Pillow Case Project
      • Fat quarter yard set of at least 4 different fabrics for table runner/potholder/placemat. More if making large table runner or multiple placemats.
      • 1 Yard of quilt batting. More if making large table runner or multiple placemats.
      • Pouf Floor Cushion – Amounts coming soon.
      • 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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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.

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 (super fun) 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. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 6 weekly classes.

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 A: Sleeve-less Mondrian Inspired A-Line Shift – 2.5 Yards Total Cotton, Linen, Denim or something similar. For multi-fabric version, 1 yard of 2 major fabrics & 1/2 yard of the last fabric. 20″ (or longer) matching zipper.

    Dress B: Sleeve-less fitted dress with princess seams – 2.75 Yards Total Cotton, Linen, Denim or something similar. 20″ (or longer) matching zipper.

    Dress C: Chic Shift with Sleeves – 3 Yards Total Cotton, Linen, Denim, Silk, Rayon or something similar. 20″ (or longer) matching zipper.

Sewing Separates Boot Camp

Learn some advanced beginniner to intermediate sewing skills in just a few (super fun) weeks!

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills to create 2-3 articles of clothing that actually 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. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 5-6 weekly classes, depending on the schedule – details below.

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.

How many garments you make in the class will depend on:

  • How much experience you come to class with.

  • How much work you do at home and in open lab.

  • The pace 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.

 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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    Projects in this Class:

    Top, Fitted Trouser Pants & Unlined Jacket

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Price: $299

This includes unlimited Open Lab Time while your session is running (normally $10/hour). This does not include fabric. See below for more details regarding fabric needed.

Small, Personal Classes | There are only 8 spots per session.

Please note: If you are registering for Saturday morning class, each class is 3 hours and meets for 5 weeks. If you are registering for a weeknight class, each class is 2.5 hours and meets for 6 Weeks.

Please note: Fabric is NOT included in the price of the class. Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 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:

Top:  Fabric can be any lightweight woven fabrics, such as cotton, cotton voile, lawn, rayon, linen, or cotton blends. There are plenty of choices for this project sold by the yard ($12/yard) that can be purchase in our studio on your first night of class.

Fitted Trouser Pants:  Fabric should be medium weight woven fabrics with some stretch, such as stretch cotton twill, poplin, suiting, gabardine, pique, wool blends. We do not have as many of this type of fabric for sale in the studio. There are some suggestions below for fabrics that can be purchased online that work well for this project

45″ Wide Fabric will require 3 yards
60″ Wide Fabric will require 2.5 yards

Suggestions:
Black Stretch Corduroy
Blue Stretch Denim
Black Stretch Denim
Beige Stretch Denim Twill
Navy Stretch Suiting
Charcoal Stretch Gabardine
Grey Stretch Denim

Unlined Jacket: Fabric should be medium weight woven fabrics, such as suiting, cotton, linen and linen blends, poplin, twill, silk dupioni, wool challis, gabardine, crepe.

Quick note about buying fabric – If you have no experience purchasing fabric, don’t worry about buying any before the first class. We have plenty of selection for the first project that we sell for $12/yard. The instructor will go over what type of fabric for the following projects.

 

 

 

Sewing Knitwear Boot Camp

Learn all the basics of sewing with jersey, stretch & knit fabrics in SIX (super fun) weeks!

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills using stretch knits. Everybody loves to wear knits because of the comfort they bring. Did you know that sewing knits really isn’t as hard as everyone seems to think. We’ve designed a 15 hour sewing class

This is a sewing course is designed for the sewing student who’s had some basic experience. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 6 weekly classes.

Each class is project oriented and each student will leave classes with their finished wearable projects.

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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:

  • Introduction to sewing with knit fabrics.

  • Which needle? Which Stitch? Seam Allowances for knits?

  • Review of threading & operating the sewing machine.

  • Learn basic clothing construction.

  • Project: Knit Skirt

    Part 2:

  • Review of sewing with jersey & knits.

  • Introduction to reverse applique with knits.

  • Introduction to reading sewing patterns

  • Project: Knit Top

Part 3:

  • Fabric School: Learning different types of knits, Which fabrics work best for which projects? Determining which knit is which?

  • Project: Leggings/Workout Pants

Part 4:

  • Introduction to sewing with knit fabrics.

  • Which needle? Which Stitch? Seam Allowances for knits?

  • Review of threading & operating the sewing machine.

  • Project: Wrap Dress

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.

Please note: No 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

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

    • Skirt: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 2 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 1.5 yards.

    • Top: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 2 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 1.5 yards.

    • Leggings: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 2.5 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 2.5 yards.

    • Dress: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 4 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 3.5 yards.

If you are buying fabric from somewhere besides M Avery Designs Sewing Studio, be sure to purchase,  good quality knit jersey fabric made of cotton or polyester. Make sure it isn’t very thin knit fabric. Make sure the stretch is at least 50%.