Get Hooked on Crochet

Crochet is back at the M Avery Designs sewing studio and we’re pretty sure you’ll get hooked!!

Join us for this special three week class & we’ll teach you the basics of crochet so you can make your very own projects like these:

We’ll Start by teaching you the basics- single crochet, double crochet, and the chain stitch.  Once you have mastered these three stitches, there is no end to what can be created!

Week One

  • Techniques on how to hold the hook and yarn for proper tension
  • Crochet vocabulary and abbreviations
  • Stitches- chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc)
  • Choosing types of yarn for projects

Week Two

  • Using what we learned in week one to make a scarf, cowl, potholder or something similarly shaped.
  • Reading and following along with a pattern- starting with a foundation chain and working a pattern using the double crochet and chain stitches

Week Three

  • How to change colors/adding on a new skein of yarn
  • Stitches- half double crochet (hdc) and how to increase stitches
  • Finishing techniques
  • Using what we learned to make a coffee cup coaster

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Supplies:  We make it easy-peasy – All supplies for all three classes are included! You don’t have to bring a thing!

However, You ARE totally welcome to bring your own yarn & hook, if you choose.

Suggested:

  • 1 skein of worsted (medium) weight yarn in a light solid color (acrylic yarn like Red Heart Super Saver or Bernat Super Value Yarn will work great!)
  • Crochet Hook- size H/8 (5 mm) or size I/9 (5.5 mm)

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Small, Personal Classes | There are only 8 spots per session.
Ages 16 & Up welcome to take this class!

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3 Week Class – Get Hooked on Crochet:  $129
Includes yarn & crochet hook

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Next Session Starts January 31st, 2018

Dates: Jan. 31, Feb 7 & Feb 14 7-9:30pm
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Embroidery Art & Hand Sewing Video Class

Learn the art of hand embroidery from the comfort of your own home.

So excited to announce M Avery Designs first video sewing classes!

Sign up for this embroidery class and we’ll meet you virtually each week for a series of four 2 hour classes to learn how to do beautiful hand embroidery techniques like the ones shown below. No sewing experience necessary to join this class.

Class Schedule

Week 1: The Basics – Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, Chain Stitch & Whipped Back Stitch – We’ll start a sampler to remember and have examples of all the foundation stitches.

Week 2: Decorative Stitches – Threaded Back Stitch, Pekinese Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Fly Stitch, Cross Stitch, Bead Stitch, French Knots & Satin Stitch.

Week  3: Lettering, Leaves & Flowers – Wagon Wheel Flower, Lazy Daisy Flowers & Leaves, Regular Fishbone Leaves, Raised Fishbone Leaves & Script Lettering.

Week 4: Embroidery Patterns & Final Project – We’ll spend this last class setting up a final project that will include stitches we’ve covered in class. We’ll talk about how to read an embroidery pattern, make your own pattern, where to find patterns, what stitches work best for different embroidery results & more.

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You’ll need to purchase all basic supplies for this class class including embroidery needles, embroidery thread, linen fabric, writing utensils, embroidery hoops and more.  links below
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4 Week Class Workshop = $65
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“I had never tried embroidery before and I have enjoyed the class immensely. It is fabulous to learn a new skill, meet new friends, and be creative! The classes are set up so you learn at your own pace and Megan provides a lot of encouragement and ideas so you can really develop your own projects and turn them into a finished piece of art (wearable or displayable).”

Ornament Making – Free Holiday Workshop

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Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us!

This Holiday Event is Free for all our Customers!

Sunday December 16th, 2018

This festive Holiday open house will go from 12-3pm.  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!

Children, accompanied by adults, are more than welcome!  No drop-offs please! 

Please bring your good cheer!


You must sign up below if you plan on attending. We have three 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!

Back to School means Back to Sewing Class

If you’ve got kids, we’ve got sewing classes for them!
(Well at least ages 4 & Up)

Pre-K & Kindergarden Handsewing & Textile Craft Class

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1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Sewing Class

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4th, 5th & 6th Grade Sewing Class

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7th – 12th Grade Sewing Class

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Homeschool Sewing Class

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Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

We’re super excited to announce we’ll be offering our very first macrame wall hanging workshop!

This popular craft from the seventies has made a come back in a really big way. Our workshop will help you to create a modern piece, using a couple of different knots. You’ll leave the workshop with a gorgeous wall hanging to decorate your home.

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Megan Avery, studio owner, long time sewing instructor and recently macrame obsessed, will help you through this process.

The price of the 2 hour workshop is $65 and will include all the supplies you’ll need to complete your wall hanging including cotton rope & driftwood.

4th, 5th & 6th Grade After School & Saturday Sewing Class

We would absolutely LOVE to teach your 4th, 5th or 6th Grader how to sew!

For kids this age, we have seasonal sessions of after school classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.

In our creative & hands on sewing classes your child will learn:

  • Basic sewing machine usage & sewing project construction.

  • Improving fine motor skills including pinning, cutting fabric, sewing on the line.

  • Creativity in designing their own sewing projects.

  • How to follow basic sewing patterns and instructions

  • Projects include things like stuffed animals, toys, purses, fashion accessories, clothing and more.

More Details

  • 10 Week Seasonal Session + 1 Makeup Class = $225

  • Price includes all tools, supplies and fabrics.

  • Every child works at their own pace.  Up to 8 students per session.

  • Sewing classes take place at the M Avery Designs Sewing Studio.

  • Class meets weekly on Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm, Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm or Saturdays 1-2pm.

  • See below for seasonal start dates (Fall 2017, Winter 2018 & Spring 2018) & To Sign Up for one of the sessions offered.

  • Each student is invited to participate in the end of session Runway Show

View all the dates for FALL 2017, WINTER 2018 & SPRING 2018 school year. This includes class dates, makeup class dates & holidays when there is no class.

If a session has already started and you’d like to join late, this may be possible  if we have space available. Send us an email to find out.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade After School & Saturday Sewing Classes

We would absolutely LOVE to teach your 1st, 2nd or 3rd Grader how to sew!

For kids this age, we have seasonal sessions of after school classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.

In our creative & hands on sewing classes your child will learn:

  • Basic sewing machine usage & sewing project construction.

  • Improving fine motor skills including pinning, cutting fabric, sewing on the line.

  • Creativity in designing their own sewing projects.

  • How to follow basic sewing patterns and instructions

  • Projects include things like stuffed animals, toys, purses, fashion accessories, clothing and more.

More Details

  • 10 Week Seasonal Session + 1 Makeup Class = $225

  • Price includes all tools, supplies and fabrics.

  • Every child works at their own pace.  Up to 8 students per session.

  • Sewing classes take place at the M Avery Designs Sewing Studio.

  • Class meets weekly on Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm, Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm or Saturdays 12-1pm.

  • See below for seasonal start dates (Fall 2017, Winter 2018 & Spring 2018) & To Sign Up for one of the sessions offered.

  • Each student is invited to participate in the end of session Runway Show

View all the dates for FALL 2017, WINTER 2018 & SPRING 2018 school year. This includes class dates, makeup class dates & holidays when there is no class.

If a session has already started and you’d like to join late, this may be possible if we have space available. Send us an email to find out.

Easy Modern Quilting

In this quilting & applique class, each week we’ll focus on one modern, yet traditional quilting  technique per week. We’ll create a quilted square each week using this technique. At the end of the class, each square can be put together with the others from the class to create a beautiful modern quilt. Whether you’re a complete quilting beginner, or if you’ve done some quilting before, there’s a ton to be learned in this 6 week workshop.

Only 8 Spots Available – Price $329

  • The price 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.

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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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Supplies Needed:

  • 8-10 Cotton Fat Quarters (1/4 yard pieces of quilting cotton sold in coordinating bundles)
  • 1 Yard Quilt Batting

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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