Beginner Sewing Boot Camp Wearables

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Let us teach you the basics of sewing in 6 (super fun) weeks!

The Beginner Sewing Bootcamp Wearables is 15 hours in total divided up between 6 weekly classes.

As a student, you will likely take home 4 completed sewing projects in either of the 6 week boot camp classes. 

All students will receive PDF copies of the patterns instructions for each of the projects we work on in class.

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Projects:

WEARABLES SPECIFIC CONCEPTS AND SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN:

WEEK 1 :

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE SEWING MACHINE & BASIC SEWING.
  • LEARNING TO THREAD & OPERATE THE SEWING MACHINE PROPERLY.
  • BASIC ACCESSORY CONSTRUCTION.
  • RIGHT SIDE VS. WRONG SIDE OF FABRIC.
  • WORKING WITH INTERFACING.
  • PROPERLY SEWING A BUTTON.
  • TOPSTITCHING TECHNIQUES.  

PROJECT: HEATHER CLUTCH BAG

WEEK 2:

  • REVIEW OF MACHINE & SEWING.
  • MASTERY OF THREADING & FILLING THE BOBBIN ON THE SEWING MACHINE.
  • MASTERY OF BASIC ACCESSORY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION.
  • CONSTRUCTING & TURNING STRAPS RIGHT SIDE OUT.
  • ADVANCED BAG CONSTRUCTION SKILLS.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BAG GUSSETS.
  • WORKING WITH LINING TO ELIMINATING RAW EDGES.

PROJECT: HEATHER CLUTCH BAG/MIA MESSENGER BAG

WEEK 3:

  • REVIEW OF SKILL FROM WEEK PREVIOUS.
  • INTRODUCTION TO SEWING PATTERNS.
  • CONSTRUCTION OF POCKETS. MAKING TIES.
  • MAKING SOMETHING REVERSIBLE. 

PROJECT: MIA MESSENGER BAG/REBECCA REVERSIBLE CHEF APRON

WEEK 4:

  • FOLLOWING SEWING TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROJECT CONSTRUCTION.
  • INTRODUCTION TO GARMENT FIT.
  • HEMMING BASICS.
  • MAKING A BUTTONHOLE. 

PROJECT: REBECCA REVERSIBLE CHEF APRON

WEEK 5:

  • FOLLOWING SEWING TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROJECT CONSTRUCTION.
  • INTRODUCTION TO GARMENT FIT.
  • HEMMING BASICS.
  • MAKING A BUTTONHOLE. 

PROJECT: REBECCA REVERSIBLE CHEF APRON/A-LINE SKIRT

WEEK 6:

  • FOLLOWING SEWING TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROJECT CONSTRUCTION.
  • INTRODUCTION TO GARMENT FIT.
  • HEMMING BASICS.
  • MAKING A BUTTONHOLE. 

PROJECT: A-LINE SKIRT

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Please note: The number of projects you complete in any of our series classes depends on a few things:

1.) If you come to class each week. This one is BIG! If you miss a class or classes, you probably will not finish all your projects.

2.) How much work you do at Sew Club and at home in between classes (if you miss class).

3.) Your experience coming into the class & the pace that you work.

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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Weekly Garment Workshop Series

NEW For Summer 2018 we’re teaching a bunch of brand new workshops to learn garment sewing.  All of the projects we are offering are great for beginners, as well as fun and challenging for experienced seamsters. 

Check the schedule below for project details.

Each project workshop is 2 hours long. You might finish, you might not.*
We do guarantee you’ll learn a ton and get pretty far into the process, no matter what your skill level is walking into the class.

We want to make sewing clothing accessible to everyone so we’ve made the classes quick and the projects easy, yet super wearable.

2 Hour Workshop $50

2 Spots $85**

All Fabric is Included – Just Show up! 

*Don’t finish? Don’t Stress! All participants can come to a free Sew Club within one month of class to finish, if needed.

**The two spots can be used by you and a friend or both spots by you. Please follow up with an email to let us know if it’s for one or two people. If only one, confirm which two classes. If two people, we’ll need name & email address of second person.  

Learn to Sew Your Own Jeans

Have you ever dreamed of making the a custom fit pair of jeans? Well now we have a sewing class for that!

Students will focus on learning more advanced design & sewing skills used in making a pair of jeans that is custom made to fit your body!  We’ve designed a brand new 3 week intermediate level sewing class that will take you through the steps of measuring, cutting and then sewing your very own jeans.

We ask that you have at least a little sewing experience to take this class. Maybe you’ve take some sewing classes somewhere else, or taken our Beginner Sewing Boot Camp?

Keep scrolling for the upcoming schedule! 

Week 1: Cutting the Jeans – This is the week that really counts. We’ll be taking all our body measurements and cutting all the fabric pieces in the size required to make your custom fit jeans. There are a lot of pieces and they need to be cut out pretty precisely. If there’s time after we cut,  we’ll be starting to do a little bit of sewing this week, as well.

Week 2: Sewing the Jeans – This is the week the bulk of the sewing will be done. We’ll start putting the jeans together by cutting & sewing the pockets. Followed by the fly & zipper. Finally we’ll be sewing the front & back of the jeans together

Week  3: Finishing the Jeans – This is the class we’ll be finishing up anything that’s not done. Yolk, waistband, hemming and button. Can you believe you’ll be leaving this class with your very own jeans?

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Supplies: All supplies included to construct one pair of dark blue, stretch jeans are included in the price of this class!

We’ve done a lot of research into the best denims and will provide our favorite denim to all students in this class. There is no need to buy any thing or bring any supplies to this class. The class will go over which supplies are used & why and where you can purchase all of the supplies needed to make additional pairs of jeans at home or in Sew Club.
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Small, Personal Classes | There are only 6 spots per session.

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3 Week Class – Make your Own Jeans:  $179
Includes all fabric & supplies
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Skirt Pattern Drafting – Design Multiple Skirt Styles

Join us for our brand new one day intensive course on learning the art of flat pattern drafting. In this course you will learn how to create 3 different customized skirt patterns based on your measurements.

This course will include a thorough understanding of skirt flat pattern construction, dart construction, as well as simple adjustments that can be made to your patterns to add design elements to your sewing projects.

You’ll leave the class with basic fitted, a-line, & pencil skirt pattern that you can use over and over again to design & create your very own clothing.  We will provide hand outs that outline the step-by-step process creating patterns for a perfectly fitting skirt.

Supplies Needed:  None

1 Day – 4 Hour Course $139

Please note: There is no sewing in this course. The is an instructional class where we’ll be creating customized paper patterns during each class time. Each student will be encouraged to participate in our monthly Sew Clubs to create muslins of each of the patterns that you create in class and really customize your fit properly.

Pattern Drafting

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Learn the fine art of flat pattern drafting in one of our upcoming 4 hour workshops.

Join us for Skirt Drafting where you'll learn how to draft the perfect customized skirt based on your exact body measurements.

Or join us for Bodice Drafting where you'll learn how to draft the perfect customized top or jacket based on your exact body measurements.


This course will include a thorough understanding of skirt or bodice flat pattern construction, dart creation & construction, as well as simple adjustments that can be made to your patterns to add design elements to your sewing projects.

You'll leave the class with basic fitted skirt or bodice pattern that you can use over and over again to design & create your very own tailored skirts, shirts, dresses and/or jackets.  We will provide instructions that outline the step-by-step process creating patterns for a perfectly fitting customized skirt of bodice.

4 Hour Workshop:  $139 

Or Sign up for Both Classes for $222 - Just head to the schedule & registration tab, sign up for one class and you'll be prompted to add the second class for the reduced price. Just follow up with an email letting us know the date for your second class.

All Supplies Included


Please note: There is minimal sewing in this course. This is an instructional class where we'll be creating customized paper patterns during each class time. Each student is encouraged to participate in Sew Club to create muslins of each of the patterns that you create in class and really customize your fit properly.

Kids Runway Show – Spring 2018

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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.

Click here to check out photos from our last fabulous runway show.

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!


Sewing Dresses Boot Camp

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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.

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?

Sewing Separates Boot Camp

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Learn more advanced sewing skills to make clothing in our 6 week class!

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills to construct 2-3 articles of clothing that actually actually fit your body. We've designed a six week (15 hour) sewing class that will take your skills to the next level and have you sewing a top, pants and unlined jacket.

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.

Some of the things you'll learn in this class:

  • 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?
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    Projects in this Class:

How many garments 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 you work.


Price: $329

Sewing Knits Boot Camp

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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.

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.

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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: Leggings/Workout Pants

Part 2:

  • Review of sewing with jersey & knits.
  • Introduction to reading sewing patterns
  • Project: Knit Skirt

Part 3:

  • Fabric School: Learning different types of knits, Which fabrics work best for which projects? Determining which knit is which?
  • Introduction to reverse applique with knits.
  • Project: Knit Top

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 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.

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There is 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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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%.