Hoboken Sewing Studio
Our Main Sewing Studio is located in the Monroe Center in Hoboken NJ.
720 Monroe Street Suite E306 - Third Floor - Hoboken NJ 07030
Phone: 201 . 876 . 1198
- The studio is open when we have a class.
- We are also open by appointment for private/duet lessons, special events & private parties.
- Please call or email to set up an appointment for a lesson or private event.
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Getting into the building:
There are two entrances.
Entrance 1 (closest to studio) is on Monroe St. about halfway between 7th & 8th Street. Door is to the right of "Shaka Bowl" & to the left of "School of Rock. Walk to elevator, come to 3rd floor, make left and you can't miss the antique sewing machine in the hall. Suite E306.
Entrance 2 is on 8th street, just past the corner store. Elevator is a quick right after you come in door, come to 3rd floor, make left, make another left and walk to the end of the long hallway. You can't miss the antique sewing machine in the hall outside our door. Suite E306
Getting up to our studio taking stairs: If you'd like to avoid the elevators, enter the building using the door to the right of the Shaka Bowl Entrance on Monroe Street, about halfway between 7th & 8th streets. Walk in and you'll see a stair case. These will go up to second floor. Once on second floor head to the right and make your way to the south east corner of the building (closes to 7th street). You'll see another set of stairs. Take these up to the third floor, make a left out of the stair well and you'll see our studio at the end of the hall.
Sadly, there is no longer free parking any more. You must find street parking on the streets provided for visitor parking. Most of the streets require you to use the Park Mobile App. to pay for your parking.
There is a paid parking garage behind our building. Follow Jackson St. until you get to 7th, make a left and you'll see the parking garage entrance.
We encourage our students to take public transportation, uber/lyft or walk to the studio.
When parking on street make sure sign on the street is white with green writing and says "Resident parking only. All others 4 Hour Limit."
ALSO make sure there isn't street cleaning happening during the time you'll be parking there.
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If you are walking or coming from the light rail, come in the entrance on 8th street between Monroe & Jackson (but closer to Monroe).
-Make an immediate left a for elevator
-Come up to the third floor.
-Make a left off the elevator, make another quick left and keep walking to other side of the building. You'll see our vintage sewing machines in the hall. Suite E306
Anna has been sewing since the age of 10. Her mother taught her to sew and read sewing patterns. In high school, she would make her costumes for the plays and that started her love of theater. She went to college at SUNY Fredonia in Western NY and studied production design specifically costume design.
While at school, she completed two summer internships at the Santa Fe Opera in NM working in the costume school during the day and running the shows at night.
After graduating college with a BFA in Production Design she moved to NYC and started working John Kristiansen NY Inc. as a first hand. The shop creates costumes for various forms of entertainment. Some notable productions are: The Great Comet (Broadway), Waitress (Broadway and Tour), The Get Down (Netflix), Marvel Universe Live (Arena show), and many others.
She lives in Jersey City with her husband and spends most of her free time working on various sewing projects. She is very excited to spread her love of sewing and teach others to love it as well!
Nancy comes from a long line of seamstresses and milliners. Five generations of women who made a living creating wearable art for other people. She honors this tradition as a sewer, needleworker and quilter.
As a former elementary school teacher, Nancy brings creativity, enthusiasm and patience to the classroom - helping young people develop an artistic outlet, as well as the ability to plan and execute a project with focus and persistence.
Nancy and her college-age son have lived in Hoboken and Jersey City for 30 years; and she is well-known in the community as a teacher and after school educator.
When not teaching, Nancy works for a science-education nonprofit organization as a grant writer. She is also an excellent short-order cook and a terrible, but enthusiastic, golfer!
Rachael has always loved creating things and learning the process of how something is made. As a young girl she would spend hours making woven potholders on a small plastic loom, knotting friendship bracelets with embroidery thread, or drawing and coloring in a sketchbook. But when she learned how to sew, everything made sense!
Her love of sewing began in her middle school home economics class. She had a wonderful teacher who taught hand sewing and sewing machine basics and Rachael never looked back!
She graduated the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design and has been a freelance designer and seamstress for the past 15 years.
Working with M Avery Designs Sewing Studio allows Rachel to inspire creativity through sewing and to teach anyone who wants to learn.
The first thing sewing studio owner Megan ever sewed is a quilted jacket with giant frog toggles. It was a project for her 4-H Club Clothing Review when she was ten and an active member in her local 4-H club, The Handy Helpers.
What she loves most about teaching sewing is that she can relive this experience almost daily with her sewing students. Her studio M Avery Designs, and sewing, still bring her the same happiness she felt at ten sewing with the 4-H Club. She strives to pass this on to her students, from kids as young as age 6 to adults who have never picked up a needle and thread.
As a full time creative entrepreneur for the last 18+ years, Megan has gone from custom handbag designer, to sewing instructor & studio owner, to creative business coach helping others to have successful sewing schools.