Sewing Tutorials and Patterns from our Classes & Workshops

We’re finally selling & giving away our sewing patterns and tutorials from our most popular adult sewing classes right here on our website!

Some of the tutorials/patterns are free and all of them are very affordable at $6 and under!

The thing that makes these patterns great is all the testing they’ve been through!

We’ve been using these patterns for our Beginner Sewing Boot Camp for, at least, the last 10 years (no exaggeration) because they’re projects that people LOVE and that work really well on most body types! Through years we’ve improved the patterns an tutorials based on the feedback our students have given us to make them better!

Taking one of our sewing classes is STILL, by far, the best way to learn how to sew, we realize this is not possible for all people. Now you can try out our sewing projects at home.

Gemma Headband – Free
Heather Envelope Clutch 
Mia Messenger Bag 
Rebecca Reversible Chef Apron 
Lulu Lounge Pants
Regina Wrap Skirt
Renaldo Men’s Tie

Miss Priss Chapstick/Lipstick Holder Keychain – Free

We’d love to hear what you think, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us after you’ve downloaded and tried one out. And always, if you have any issues downloading, please get it in touch with us right away.

Our Studio in (201) Gold Coast Magazine

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.


Learn to Sew a Dress

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

Private & Duet Sewing Lessons

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Don't worry if you cannot find a sewing class for what you'd like to learn how to sew!

We can easily match you up with one of our skilled sewing instructors for a guided one-on-one sewing lesson either in our sewing studio or online.

In private sewing lessons, the instructor will teach you what you'd like to learn and take you through just about any sewing projects on your wishlist.

Or come with a friend or family member and it becomes a duet lesson. You don't have to work on the same project or be at the same skill level to have a duet lesson with someone else. (Sorry we cannot match you up with someone.)

Private and duet lessons are "tailored" to meet your sewing needs. If you are a complete beginner, we'll start with the basics and go from there. If you have sewn before but want to learn something specific, we'll work on that during your sewing lesson.

Private & duet sewing lessons can be scheduled during any of the available hours listed in the following tabs.  Please schedule your lesson at least 3-4 days in advance.

Did You Know You Can Take an In Studio Private Sewing Lesson If You Have To Miss A Class For Any 3-Week or 6-Week Session You Are Taking? We Offer These Private Lessons At the Reduced Rate of $45/Hour, But Only During The Time You Are Taking The Session.  Send Email To Schedule

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Please Note: When you sign up for a private or duet lesson, you agree to our sewing studio policies.

Tween/Teen Fashion Design & Sewing After School Class

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Spring Break Sewing Session for Kids

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Mon. April 6th | Tues. April 7th | Wed. April 8th | Thurs. April 9th | Fri. April 10th

Fashion Lab Spring Break Session for Kids is Hoboken’s only 1/2 Day & full Day of fashion design & sewing classes for Boys & Girls ages 6-14. We focus on teaching basic sewing machine usage, project construction, creativity & more.

Students will learn how design their own clothing, stuffed animals, fashion accessories, how to read basic patterns and instructions, how to use the sewing machine as well as other sewing & design tools and skills. All brand new projects. No repeat projects from other classes.

Each 1/2 day session is three hours (with time for a snack) and will create at least one awesome sewing project to take home in that time. You can sign up for 1/2 day or full day. For full day students, we break for 1 hour of supervised group BYO lunch from 12-1pm

Half Day 9am – 12pm or 1-4pm $50

Full Days 9am – 4pm $75

Before care 8-9am & after care 4-5pm or 4-6pm is available from the Monroe Movement Space. Contact them directly to set it up.

Monday April 6th, 2016

Project Theme: Save the Earth:  Projects with the “green”, recycled theme!

Morning – FULL
Afternoon – FULL

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Tuesday April 7th, 2015

Project Themes: Fashion Accessories: Bags, Hats, Scarves, & More!

Morning FULL
Afternoon FULL

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Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Project Themes: American Girl Doll Clothing & Accessories

Morning FULL
Afternoon FULL

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Thursday April 9th, 2015

Project Themes: Modern Quilting: We’ll make a class quilt to hang in the studio using today’s modern quilting techniques.

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Afternoon FULL

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Friday April 10th, 2015

Project Themes: Stuffed animals & toys

Morning FULL
Afternoon FULL

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SIGN UP ONLINE  or Call 201-876-1198

There are only spots for 8 kids per day. First come, first served. Once spots are filled, that’s it. Don’t miss out!

All Supplies are Included

Sign up Online or Call 201-876-1198 to Register

Additional Terms
– Due to the seasonal nature of kids class 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 student and M Avery Designs has the right to utilize these photographs in promotional brochures or on website and display material.


Pinterest Fanatic Sewing Class

[slider id=”pinterest-fanatic-slider”] Are you Pinterest obsessed, but don’t have a clue where to start when it comes to making all the awesome sewing projects? If yes, this class is for YOU! And don’t worry – No sewing experience is ever required.

In our Pinterest Fanatic Sewing Class, you’ll be sure to improve your sewing skills, as well as make some new sewing friends! Each class we’ll teach you how to make a popular sewing project you can commonly see on Pinterest. We suspect this workshop will become habit once you see what an awesome way this is to unwind.  All you have to do is show up. The supplies for the featured project are included in the price!

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$40 | Drop in Class | Buy

$100 | 3 Class Pack (good for 4 months) | Buy

$150 | 6 Class Pack (good for 8 months) | Buy

The class packs can be used interchangeably with the the Pinterest Fanatic Sewing Class, Sip ‘n Stitch ClassGarment District TourIntro to the Machine/Hem Workshop or the Dress Makers Club.


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Kids Runway Show Photos

We had a pretty spectacular fashion show at the Black Rail Coffee Shop last weekend. Over 25 of the kids we teach after school sewing classes participated and showed off all of their hard work over the last 3 months.

Here are some of the photos from the runway show taken by our very own instructor Ellen Brown’s husband, Allison Brown.

To see the entire collection of Allison’s photos, click here.

More photos from the show, click here.