Optimal At Home Sewing for Online Sewing Classes

  • Show us What You're Doing In order for us to see what you're doing at home and better instruct you, please have your phone, camera or laptop set up so you can show your teacher what you're working on. A tripod is a great investment so you can angle your camera phone better throughout the class. One like this works very well. 

  • Good Lighting   Make sure you're in a well lit area that is not directly in front of a window.

  • Don't be Shy   We can better help you when you ask questions and interact with us. Also -  these classes are meant to be social, as well as instructional. If you don't have a ton of background noise where you are, feel free to stay unmuted.

  • Be Prepared Read the emails from the instructor prior to the class. Do the things they ask of you before class (print patterns, tape them together, watch the on helpful on demand videos) and you are bound to have an excellent at home sewing class experience. 

  • Have the Right Tools Each class has a specific supply list. But in addition to having all of those things for your class, it's helpful to have the following items close by: Iron, ironing board, sharp fabric scissors, paper scissors, all purpose dual duty polyester thread, different writing utensils (different fabrics require different marketing tools), ruler, measuring tape, safety pin or turning device, pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, hand sewing needle.

Studio Protocol

Here are the steps M Avery Designs Sewing Studio will be taking to ensure each of our students in any of our studio sewing classes will remain safe & healthy:

  • We will allow a maximum of 6 students in any of our studio sewing classes.
  • Masks will be worn by all students and instructors while the class is taking place.
  • In order to adhere to 6 feet of social distance, each student will have their own personal sewing space. See Studio Photo.
    This will include access to their own personal sewing machine, as well as all their own personal sewing tools that are needed throughout their sewing class.  Each student is welcome to bring their own tools and sewing machine if they choose.
  • All of the surfaces and tools in the sewing studio will be thoroughly wiped down with Clorox bleach wipes following each class.
  • Each student will have access to the bathrooms down the hall, but these are restrooms are maintained by the building where our studio resides.
  • It is possible to get to our studio without using the elevator. It’s two flights up and you can access the stairs by following these directions:
    • Enter the building from Monroe Street  – the door to the right of the Shaka Bowl Entrance. 
    • Walk up the stairs located behind the elevator. 
    • On the  SECOND floor, Walk around to the back of the stairs and make a right. Walk as if you’re headed to the corner of 7th street. 
    • In the South West corner of the building, you’ll see a set of stairs. Take these stairs up to the THIRD floor. 
    • Make a left and then a right and you’ll see our studio (Antique dress forms and sewing machine outside)

Paper Plate Weaving

Have you wanted to learn how to weave, but thought it might be too hard?

I'm here to tell you, anyone, SERIOUSLY ANYONE, can do paper plate weaving. 

And all you need is some paper plates and your yarn stash 🧶(that you haven't touched since you gave up on learning how to crochet).

Megan just made a little video breaking down the steps to making an adorable round 8" weaving project.