Our sewing students work very hard on all of their their sewing & design projects. We always like to show off all their hard work at the Runway Show! (Not just clothing projects go down the runway, BTW!)
The Spring Kids/Tween Runway Show is open to any & all students who are taking or have taken sewing class either in our studio at the Monroe Center or in one of kids mobile sewing classes in local schools between January – April 2018.
We sincerely hope you, your student and your family will be interested participating in this super adorable event! Please reserve a spot for your student in the show by signing up at the link above! Participation is free for all participants in any after school, Saturday or homeschool kids sewing class.
Kids are dropped off at 2pm. Runway Show starts at 3pm.
There are only spots for 30 participants and we’ll need all sign ups by April 30th, 2018, so don’t delay. Once we hear from you, you’ll get our updates with more details. We hope that you and your family can attend this fun event!
Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us!
This Annual Holiday Event is Free for all our Customers!
Sunday December 22nd, 2019
This festive Holiday open house will go from 12-4pm. 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! We'll teach you!
Children, accompanied by adults (age5+) are more than welcome! No drop-offs please.
Please bring all your holiday cheer!
You must sign up below if you plan on attending. We have four 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!
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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.
Projects in this Class:
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.
Small, Personal Classes | There are only 6 spots per session.
- 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.
- 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?
Please note: Wednesday Summer Class - No Class on July 3rd.
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.
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).
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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.
- 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" zipper - Not invisible
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
We’re truly proud that we’ve been having M Avery Designs Sewing Summer Camp since 2008.
We have SEW much fun and each year keeps getting better!
Please take a walk down memory lane & enjoy these photos from past years of our sewing summer camp!
You know that awesome new magazine (201) Gold Coast you see around Hoboken & Jersey City?
Well, We’re in it!!!
The latest issue of (201) Gold Coast May 2016 magazine has been published and they’ve included a sweet article about our little sewing studio!
We are so honored to be included in the pages of this beautiful publication!
Be sure to pick up a copy around town or you can now access it instantly HERE.
The awesome feature is in their “Hidden Treasures” section and can be found on page 24 of the print edition and page 26 of the digital version.
Come get creative, develop and/or improve your sewing skills and learn to make a beautiful handmade dress.
Both Beginning stitchers and experienced seamstresses will find this class informative and fun. Everyone will work at their own pace and whatever sewing level they are. You’ll be sure to learn some new sewing skills, as well as make some new sewing friends!
The dress pattern we’ll be working from is a simple fit n’ flare style dress with a fitted bodice (top of dress), zipper in the back and a skirt that flares out at the bottom.
Learn how to:
Read a sewing Pattern
Sew & Fit the dress bodice to your specific body
Insert a Zipper
Hem the dress
This class does not include supplies. Please bring your own 3 yards of non-stretch (or very little stretch) fabric or purchase it at the studio. We do not guarantee you’ll finish your dress during the workshop, but most participants usually do. Ages 12 & Up are welcome to take this class.
4 Hour Workshop $70
M Avery Designs Kids After School Sewing Program is in many schools in the Jersey City, Weehawken and Hoboken Area.
We currently offer kids mobile sewing classes in the following locations.
Please contact the location directly about enrolling.
If you’d like to inquire about getting an enrichment program started at your school, please contact us directly.
Hoboken Charter School – Hoboken NJ
The French American Academy – Jersey City NJ
HOLA Middle School – Hoboken NJ
HOLA Elementary School – Hoboken NJ
Step by Step Day Care – Hoboken NJ
Stevens Cooperative School Hoboken Campus – Hoboken NJ
Stevens Cooperative School Newport Campus – Jersey City NJ
Three Little Birds Learning Center – West Side Ave. Location – Jersey City NJ
The Ethical Community Charter School – Jersey City NJ
St. Francis Academy – Union City NJ
Roosevelt Elementary School – Weehawken NJ
Daniel Webster Elementary School – Weehawken NJ