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

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 hand-outs that outline the step-by-step process creating patterns for a perfectly fitting customized skirt of bodice.

4 Hour Workshop:  $139

Both Skirt & Bodice Workshop: $222 (save 20%)

All Supplies Included

Please note: There is minimal sewing in this course. The 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.

"I just wanted to say how incredibly enlightening and awesome the bodice drafting class was today. I had a great time and feel like I've taken a major step forward in understanding how clothing works!  Thank you for all your hard work." 

Tween/Teen Summer Camp 2017

Full day Sewing & Fashion Design classes
For kids going into 7th – 12th grade

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Monday through Friday
9am drop off – 4pm pick up
12-1pm is BYO Lunch & Activities
(see below for before care & after care options)

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Rates:
$599 Per Person
$299.50 deposit due at sign up | Remaining balance due on first day of camp

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USE THE FOLLOWING PROMO CODES FOR MULTIPLE FULL DAY CAMP SESSIONS, & SIBLING DISCOUNTS:

  • Two weeks of Full Day camp (15% discount): 2fulldaycamp2017
  • Three weeks Full Day camp (20% discount): 3fulldaycamp2017
  • Four Weeks Full Day camp (25% discount): 4fulldaycamp2017
  • Five Weeks Full Day camp (30% discount): 5fulldaycamp2017
*Discounts used improperly will pay any remaining balance on first day of camp.

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Design Challenge Theme

Students enrolled in the Design Challenge Theme will be given daily sewing & design challenges to complete throughout the course of the day. They will be given certain supplies and tools they will be allowed to use and must complete the challenge within the allotted amount of time. Creativity will be the key to this fun week of sewing & design camp. Students will also learn more advanced sewing techniques and have to use these techniques in their design challenges. Students will present their designs to the other students and instructor when they are finished.

Week of July 17th
Week of August 14th

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NYC Fashion Week

Students enrolled in the NYC Fashion Week will spend their week exploring the fashion hot spots of New York City! Destinations will include fashion exhibits at museums, high end store fronts, funky neighborhoods and fashion colleges to get inspired and learn about fashion and design! Group will meet at the studio in Hoboken at 9am each morning, take the bus into NYC each morning and return to hoboken at the end of each day by 4pm. At then end of the week, students will sketch a collection based on what they experienced on their travels in one of the worlds greatest fashion cities.

Week of July 10th
Week of August 7th

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Dress Designer Theme

During the Dress Designer Week, students will learn basic sketching techniques to design their very own custom made dress. They will also learn how to read a sewing pattern, how to cut & sew the fabric for their dress, to operate sewing tools & sewing machine to create their dress. They also learn ways to adorn and add details including pockets, zippers, pleats & more. All students will have the chance to show off their dress on the runway if they choose.

Week of June 26th
Week of July 31st

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Knitwear Designer Theme

During the Knitwear Designer Week, students will learn basic sketching & sewing techniques to design their very own custom made knitwear items. They will also learn how to read a sewing pattern, how to cut & sew the fabric for their knitwear projects, to operate sewing tools & sewing machine to create their dress.  Projects will include various knitwear wearable items including leggings, t-shirts, skirts, dress, etc.

Week of July 24th

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Check out the Photo Gallery from Past Summer Camps
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The required deposit of at least 1/2 tuition shall be paid at time of registration and the balance is paid on the child’s first day of camp. You may also choose to pay the full balance at the time of registration.
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There are spots for 8 kids per week. We continue to sell out each summer, so secure your spot early to make sure you don’t miss out!
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All Supplies are Included. All admissions to museums and activities in New York for NYC Fashion Week are included.
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Sign up Online or Call 201-876-1198 to Register
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Monroe Movement Space on the 5th floor will provide before care from 8-9am, as well as we after care from 4-5pm or 4-6pm each day for those interested. We’re happy to pick up/drop off any kids up who will participate in this. If interested, contact Monroe Movement Space directly for more info and rates.

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Additional Terms
– Due to the seasonal nature of summer programming and the set limitation of spaces offered, no refund shall be provided for absences, changes, withdrawals, or dismissal for cause.
-Permission is hereby granted for photographs to be taken of the camper and M Avery Desigsn has the right to utilize these photographs in camp brochures or on website and display material unless parent makes other arrangements with M Avery Designs.

 

Kids Runway Show – Spring 2018

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!

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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Sewing Dresses Boot Camp

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?

Cost of 15 Hour Workshop: $329

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).
Buy Now | Send email to schedule


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.


Supplies Needed:

Dress 1: 

  •  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″ invisible zipper
  • 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. 

Dress 2: 

  • 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. 

Dress 3:

  • 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.

Sewing Separates Boot Camp

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.
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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.
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Price: $329

Price includes free Sew Club classes during AND one month past your class.  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).
Buy Now | Send email to schedule

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Small, Personal Classes | There are only 6 spots per session.

Please note: Fabric is NOT included in the price of the class. Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 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.

Fabric & Supplies Needed:

Top:

  • 1.5 Yards of fabric. Fabric can be any lightweight woven fabrics, such as cotton, cotton voile, lawn, rayon, linen, or cotton blends.

Fitted Trouser Pants: 

  • 2 Yards of medium weight woven fabrics with some stretch, such as stretch cotton twill, poplin, suiting, gabardine, pique, wool blends.
  • 8″ or longer invisible zipper

Unlined Jacket: 

  • 3 Yards of medium weight woven fabrics, such as suiting, cotton, linen and linen blends, poplin, twill, silk dupioni, wool challis, gabardine, crepe.

Quick note about buying fabric – If you have no experience purchasing fabric, don’t worry about buying any before the first class. We have plenty of selection for the first project that we sell for $12/yard. The instructor will go over what type of fabric for the following projects.