Tee Parties for Kids, Tweens & Teens

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In this private party for kids, tweens & teens ages 7 and up, each guest starts with a plain t-shirt and turns it into any of our fabulous deconstructed styles. Our instructors will teach your group the basic design & sewing skills needed to play fashion designer for the day! Don’t worry, there is absolutely no sewing experience required! We’ll also provide you with lots of fabulous trim, notion & details to give your Tee the perfect original looks you’re going for.
You do the leg work, our staff will do the finishing touches to make sure your adorable deconstructed tee is sturdy and professional looking when you take it home after this two-hour private party.


Price is $275 for groups up to 8 participants. Each additional participant is $25 per person per 2 hour workshop. Max 20 Guests. All supplies included.  Feel free to bring in your own food or drink. Or just let us know and we can have it arranged for you.

Open for private parties during regular store hours, as well as later weekday evenings and weekends. Call or email to find out availability. 201.876.1198

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Cancellation Policy:
When you book your private party, the M Avery Designs representative will charge your organizer a deposit of $50. This means you are committing to the date and time you requested. Date and Time changes can be made up to 1 week of your private event date. Cancellations within 1 month of the reservation date will lose the $50 deposit. Cancellations made within 1 week of your reservation date will be charged an additional $100 for loss of business.

Halloween Sewing Lab

This year, get all the help you need with your own and your children’s halloween costumes at our Halloween Sewing Lab.

Happening on
Sunday October 21st from 1-3pm &
Saturday October 27th from 1-4pm.

Instructors and avid stitchers will be helping you out with your specific halloween costume sewing & creating needs. The cost is $10 per hour and this will guarantee you space to work, consultation & basic instruction when needed, all the tools of the studio as well as a great way to get into the halloween holiday spirit.

There will be no other classes going on at this time. The studio will only be open for the Halloween Sewing Lab during these hours. The hours will be based on first come first serve. You are able to reserve the space before hand to guarantee your spot.

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Here is some more Halloween Costume Inspiration pulled from our Pinterest Boards:

Home Decor Lab

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  • Supplies INcluded


Learn the basics of sewing in our Home Decor Lab where you'll be sewing beautiful things for your home. This is a 3 week adult sewing class that will meet for 2.5 hours each week. See schedule & sign up tab for schedule info.

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills used to make items for your home. We've designed a 3 week  (7.5 hour) sewing class including challenging projects that will fill your home with gorgeous items you custom make yourself.  This class is great for all levels of sewing. Beginners and intermediate stitchers alike will find themselves challenged and learning new things in this course.

Projects Options in this Class Include:

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.


Garment District Tour & Fabric Class

Everyone who sews absolutely loves fabric!  But how much do we really know about it? And where are the best places to buy it?

This class will help you all become fabric experts. We’ll help you identify all different kinds of fabric and we’ll help you determine which fabrics are best for which projects. You’ll see up close and personal what each of the fabrics looks like, feels like and the ways to determine the fiber content. You’ll get handouts for easy reference after the class.

This class will take place in New York City’s Garment District. We’ll give you a tour of all our favorite fabric & trim spots and you’ll have the opportunity to take homes all kinds of free swatches of each the fabrics we study.  You’ll leave with a keen awareness of all kinds of fabrics you never even knew existed. Ages 12 & up.

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You must sign up for this class in advance. When you sign up for this class, the designated meeting place in New York City will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the class.

*If you are signing up for two people, please follow up with an email to let us know the full name & email address of the other person you are signing up.

Mom & Me Sewing Workshops

We are now offering monthly sewing classes for mom & child to come in and make awesome sewing projects together.

Each month we’ll offer a 2 hour sewing class to Make & Take the project being offered that month.

Limited to 5 Mom/Child pairs. Kids must be 7 & up.

All Supplies Always Included

Upcoming Dates 

Saturday April 27th, 2013 11am-1pm

Project: Drawstring Backpack | $40 Mom & Child  | Sign Up


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Saturday May 18th, 2013 12-2pm

Project: Childs Smocked Sundress | $40 Mom & Child  | Sign Up


 Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

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“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful gift you gave both of this weekend!
 We are filled with a sense of accomplishment, even better because it was the result team work. Gaby has brought the bag everywhere this weekend to show everyone and she is so proud of herself and her little pieces of fabric. Me, I have it on my night stand and am so tickled pink that I actually made it. Can’t wait to come back and do it again. Thanks for your patience and wonderful teaching abilities. Best, Claire and Gaby”


Crochet Lab

4-Week Learn to Crochet Workshop for Adults.
Crochet for Beginners is here!

Learn crochet terminology, stitch execution and how to follow a pattern while creating beginner level projects including:
Spiral Scarf, Water Bottle Caddy with flower/leaf detail, Drawstring Granny Square Tote, amigirumi octopi, headbands (or bracelets), butterfly, (and possible other projects if time permits).

 Each class will build upon the last, adding new stitches and techniques.  Rather than rushed “make and take” lessons that result in disjointed information and poorly executed (if finished) projects, this series provides a complete foundation of knowledge, skills and appropriate projects that enable everyone to continue crocheting independently.

 The first class is 3 hours long (learning intensive) and the remaining three classes will be 2 hours long.  Students will leave each class with finished projects.

Yarn can be purchased at class for $10 additional (highly suggested).   If you bring your own yarn it must be  worsted weight.  Hooks MUST be purchased on your own, size H (aluminum, Boye, Bates or Wright brand is suggested) and often stores like ACMoore, Joanns and Michaels offer a coupon discount weekly towards one item (which could be used to purchase your hook).  Hooks are sold individually and in multipaks.  If you purchase a multipak, be sure it includes size H.

Next Class:
4 Sessions
Sunday September 9th 1-4pm – The first class is longer because it  is learning intensive (stitches/techniques, practice/execution, getting comfortable crocheting) and will include a quick project
Sunday September 16th 1-3pm
Sunday September 23rd 1-3pm
Sunday September 30th 1-3pm (2012) | Sign up

$159 + Yarn

$139 Early Bird Pricing – Valid only if you sign up 1 Month before the class starts.

Click here to Register Online or call studio 201.876.1198

Crochet outside of class will be encouraged. The instructor aims to go further than make/take crochet classes that provide “just enough” disjointed information to create rushed, possibly poorly executed (if finished) projects. It is her desire when classes end that everyone will continue crocheting independently.

There are 8 spots per session.

Students should purchase their yarn before the class or fabrics can be purchased at the M Avery Designs Studio.

Click here for a complete list of fabrics & supplies needed for this class.

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Our First Silkscreen Workshop

We recently had our first Intro to Silkscreening Workshop at the studio. (In fact, it was our very last workshop at our 7th & Willow location.)

What a great end to being in that space. Nicole Poko is a talented silkscreener, as well as a fantastic teacher. 

I was fortunate enough to be a student in the class and had so much fun learning the techniques of creating my own screens, as well as using the fun colored inks to silkscreen fabric & clothing.

Nicole had brought along three really cool unique screen designs and we were all able to take turns trying the different screens in layers on our practice paper and fabric. 
People how had brought along t-shirts, onesies or totes had the opportunity to screen their items, once they got the hang of it.

We had so much fun, Nicole will be offering the class again on Saturday April 28th from 12-2pm.

The last one filled up quickly, so don’t miss out!