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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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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.

Tween/Teen Fashion Design & Sewing After School Class

  • About
  • Schedule & Sign up
  • Notes

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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Upcoming Dates

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.

Dress Makers Club Sewing Class

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Come get creative and learn to make DRESSES. Who doesn’t want to get better at sewing dresses?!

You’ll be sure to improve your sewing skills as well as make some new sewing friends! Join us, won’t you? We suspect this  sewing class ritual will become habit once you see what an awesome way this is to improve your sewing skills, as well as grow your wardrobe.

There is no specific dress that we’ll be tackling each month. Feel free to work on any dress or clothing pattern you’d like. Or bring projects that you need to finish. You’ll be inspired to get your sewing pile whittled down in no time!

No idea where to start with sewing dresses? NO WORRIES! Our instructor will help you choose a great beginner project from our vast assortment of clothing/dress patterns at the studio.

Please note: We have no idea how fast you’ll work. You probably wont finish a dress in a two hour sewing class, especially if you’re a beginner. Please don’t come with the expectation you’ll finish a dress in this class.

Fabric can be purchased at the studio or BYO Fabric
-3 yards is great for most dress patterns

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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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