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The Hipstitch Outpost is our sewing studio away from home.

We're SEW excited to announce our second sewing studio location in the Catskills. Now you can find us part of the time in Harpersfield NY.  It's where we've started hosting our  Sewing Retreats.

In addition to holding sewing classes in this new Catskills sewing studio in Harpersfield, we'll be teaching sewing in and around the area of the Western Catskills. Check schedule below:



If you own your own sewing machine and want to bring it to class, it must meet the following conditions:

  • Must be a modern sewing machine that was manufactured with the last 10 years.
  • Must be in working order.

Please make a note of the cancelation policy. Due to the nature of this hands-on workshop, there is very limited space in this class!  No shows and last minute cancellations (within 48 hour of the class) cannot reschedule.

Teen Summer Camp 2019 | 7th to 12th Graders

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Kids Summer Camp 2019 | 4th to 6th Graders

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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 and/or drop off any kids who will participating in this.

If interested, contact Monroe Movement Space directly for more info and rates.

Please be sure to make us aware of this before your camp starts.

Monroe Movement Space
720 Monroe Street 5th Floor
Hoboken NJ 07030
201.222.8033
https://movementspace.com/
info@movementspace.com


Kids Summer Camp 2019 | 1st to 3rd Graders

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M Avery Designs Sewing Summer Camp will teach your child skills they can't learn anywhere else:

  • Basic sewing machine usage.
  • Themed sewing project design & construction.
  • Improving fine motor skills including pinning, cutting fabric, sewing on the line & more
  • Developing their creative muscle in designing their own sewing projects.
  • How to read basic sewing patterns and instructions, when applicable.

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Each 1/2 Day Weekly Summer Camp Session:

  • Meets for 3 hours each day, Monday through Friday. (Sorry we DO NOT offer daily camps.)
  • Breaks for snack about halfway through each 3 hour camp.
  • Never repeats a project.
  • Almost always completes a project (with the exception of more advanced projects).
  • Is led by competent, experienced instructors who are either in school for fashion/education or professionals in the field of sewing, design or fashion.

Full day campers will have supervised BYO Lunch time & (non-sewing) Activities from 12-1pm in the studio.

Doll Fashion Designer: 
Kids enrolled in the Doll Fashion Designer sewing summer camp will learn how to sew & design AG doll outfits and other adorable items for their beloved 18" dolls and similarly sized stuffed animals.

Unicorns & Rainbows:
What Kid Isn't Into Unicorns And Rainbows Right Now? That's Why We Have A Whole Week Of Camp Dedicated To Sewing Just Rainbow And Unicorn Projects. 

Fashion Designer:
Who Doesn't Love Bags? And Hats?  And Clothes? During This Weekly Long Summer Camp Theme Your Little Fashion Designer Will Design And Sew Their Own Personalized Fashion Accessories And Clothing.

Decorate My Room: 
When You're A Kid, Your Bedroom Is Your Sanctuary! It's Definitely Your Favorite Place In The Whole House.  This Sewing Camp Theme Will Have Students Creating Things To Decorate Their Own Rooms To Make Them Cozy, Organized And Personal. Projects Will Include Pillows, Decorations And Special Keepsakes That Boys And Girls Of All Ages Will Love!

Toy And Game Designer:
During This Weekly Long Summer Camp Theme Campers Will Design And Sew Their Very Own Toys And Games. Sewing Projects Will Include Board Games, Soft Books, Stuffed Animals Or Basically Anything Kids Can Play With When They're Done.

Stuffed Animal Designer:
During This Weekly Long Summer Camp Theme Campers Will Design And Sew Their Stuffed Animals.  

We are small, personal camp. There are 8 spots for this age group per week. We continue to sell out each summer, so secure your spot early to make sure you don't miss out!

Sewing Camp takes places in our beautiful sewing studio, located in the Monroe Center in Hoboken NJ.

Check out photos of our past summer camps here.

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.

Upon sign up, permission is hereby granted for photographs to be taken of the camper.  M Avery Designs has the right to utilize these photographs in m avery designs studio promotional materials unless parent makes other arrangements with M Avery Designs.


There is no camp from July 1st - 5th, 2019. Our studio will be closed the entire week.

Full day campers will have supervised BYO Lunch time & (non-sewing) Activities from 12-1pm in the studio.

Workout Pants Lab

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Trouser Lab

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Please note: There are no makeup classes if you miss a class.

However - when you enroll in this boot camp class you get free Sew Club classes during AND one month past the end of your session. Sew Club is normally $20/class.   Sew Club is a great opportunity to "make up" anything you might have missed in a class, catch up on anything you fall behind on, or just sew whatever you'd like.  

Again - there are no makeup classes if you miss a session. 

There is also the option of taking a private lessons to make up a missed class. The rate for a private lesson while you are enrolled in a 6-week class is $40/hour (normally $65/hour). Send an email if you'd like to schedule this.

Beginner Sewing Bootcamps

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Please note: There are no makeup classes if you miss a class.

However - when you enroll in this boot camp class you get free Sew Club classes during AND one month past the end of your session. Sew Club is normally $20/class.   Sew Club is a great opportunity to "make up" anything you might have missed in a class, catch up on anything you fall behind on, or just sew whatever you'd like.  

Again - there are no makeup classes if you miss a session. 

There is also the option of taking a private lessons to make up a missed class. The rate for a private lesson while you are enrolled in a 6-week class is $40/hour (normally $65/hour). Send an email if you'd like to schedule this.

I would highly recommend taking classes at M Avery Design. Megan is a wonderful instructor, clear, fun and patient. The boot-camp class teaches you the skills which will allow you to begin sewing at home. Megan combines instruction with also empowering you, as the student, to figure things out independently. Aside from the class, the studio is super clean and is located in a great neighborhood. There are so many other classes happening simultaneously in the building.

Hadassah

Past Boot Camp Student

"I'm so glad I signed up for Beginner Sewing Boot Camp! I sort of taught myself as a youngster, w/grandma to help, but didn't sew for years. Happy to be diving in and finally doing it again. We made so many useful items in the Beginner Sewing Boot Camp and I'm looking forward to more classes this summer! And there's a parking lot! In Hoboken!" 

Eileen

Past Boot Camp Student

Thanee


"I wanted a creative outlet and I'm so glad my friend told me about this place! I signed up for the beginners boot camp and I can't wait till next week to learn more! Our teacher is great, explains everything step by step and takes her time to help you individually if you need it! 5 stars!!"

Thanee

Past Boot Camp Student

Past Boot Camp Student

Charity Fundraiser Sewing Workshop – Day of the Dead Stuffies

Join us for a Charity Hand Sewing Workshop

We’re raising funds for La Escualita de Macario Gomez, an after school program for kids just outside of Tulum, Mexico. 

Monday October 29th 6:30-8:30pm | $35  | Sign Up


We’ll be hand sewing adorable Day of the Dead Felt Stuffies (that you keep).
All supplies are included. Make as many as you’d like in the 2 hour hand sewing workshop.

All proceeds from both of the Day of the Dead sewing workshops will go straight to La Escuelita de Macario Gomez (more info below).

Bring a photo of a loved one who has passed, to honor them for our Day of the Dead celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here’s the backstory –

There’s a little Mayan village called Macario Gomez just outside of Talum, Mexico. A women named Erika, who is originally from Jersey City, opened a BnB in this area and since has also started a much needed after school program there called La Escuelita de Macario Gomez. This school is completely run by volunteers and she started the Escuelita because as she puts it on their facebook page:

“They have no afterschool, no library, no music, no trips anywhere…no big homes with comfy sofas to read on, some do not even own chairs….or tables, or real plates to eat from! The list of what they lack could go on and on…”

“Yet the children are not bitter or depressed, they are happy and eagerly participate in any community activity – park cleanup , animal rescues, etc.. And they love to learn, draw, read, dance .

Facebook Page of La Escuelita de Macario Gomez

Catskills Sewing Retreats

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You're invited for a long weekend of sewingrelaxing, & making some new friends who love sewing & creating as much as you do!

Unwind from the daily grind of normal life & take some time for yourself to work on all the unfinished sewing projects you've been meaning to tackle. You'll have almost 72 hours of uninterrupted sewing & ME time! 

Where Retreat is Taking Place:
The sewing retreat will be taking place in an adorable chalet style home that is set on 4 acres of land in the Western Catskills town of Harpersfield NY approximately 1 hour from Albany, NY/3 hours from New York City.

The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The house has a large open space for sewing on the first floor where we'll also eat some of our meals. It also has a giant great room on the second floor with a fireplace. 

We'd like to keep the group intimate so the retreat will be open to a maximum of 6-8 guests.

Pricing:
1 Spot Double Occupancy $375 - Sharing a Bedroom  

1 Spot Single Occupancy  $600 - Private Bedroom

Bring a Friend - Double Occupancy $305 additional ($70 savings) - Sharing a Bedroom 

If you are not signing up with a friend but requesting double occupancy, we'll find you a roommate.

If you are signing up with a friend, please follow up via email with friends full name & email address of second person so we can add them to the retreat roster.

"It was great to meet up beforehand especially since it was the first one! I enjoyed the laid back nature of activities, location was beautiful, I liked that you had the different types of fabric. That Megan and Lauren (instructors on the retreat) were available for questions / support was of the greatest value to me. I think encouraging retreat participants to challenge themselves with skills they don't know is ideal. I certainly was a bit nervous about embarking on pants on my own and know I would have gotten frustrated had I not had the support of the instructors there."

"Both instructors were very helpful & really nice people!!  I just wish I got further along w one of my projects (no ones fault but my own) wish I was more motivated to get help on certain things. So sweet & thoughtful of Megan to give necklaces & cards. I loved the retreat & I'm so glad that I went!!!"

"Amazing location and it definitely fostered a nice sense of community and relaxation."

"Just finished a fun/productive sewing retreat in the Catskills. Megan was so patient and helpful. I finished several projects (bags, dress, fixed shirt, and cut out a tunic). The accomodations were great, very comfortable. I'm planning on returning next year.   P.S. loved the butternut squash pizza."

Charity Sewing Workshop – Free Sewing Class to Make Kids Surgical Gowns

Anyone who loves helping kids in need & loves to sew are invited to attend!

Even if you’ve never sewn before, you are more than welcome to  join us! We can teach you sewing and/or find other important jobs to help with.

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 from 7-9pm

This is a free night of sewing to support a New Jersey non-profit organization called Healing the Children NJ

Their program called Medical Teams Abroad sends volunteer medical teams to other countries to perform surgeries on children who otherwise would not receive the care they needed.   In addition to medical supplies and equipment  the medical teams bring hospital gowns for the children to wear.  All of the gowns are sewn by volunteers and this is what we’ll be sewing in the free workshop.  Medical teams abroad does approximately 4-6 trips per year.

For more information about this organization, check out their website here.

All the supplies and instruction will be provided free of charge by M Avery Designs Sewing Studio. We’ll have some light refreshments.

Please join us! It’s sure to be a fun night of sewing and supporting this very worthwhile cause!

There will also be fundraising for HTC and M Avery Designs will have some cool giveaways.

Please sign up by clicking the link below so we can keep an accurate count of who will be coming! Please sign up all who will be attending.

Please do not “no show”. There are only 20 spots due to the size of our studio. If you sign up, you’re expected to attend. It’s only right.

Kids are welcome if accompanied by a sewing adult.

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