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!

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.

Kids School Break Camps

Winter Break Sewing Camp 2018 -2019

  • Half Day  Session: $65
  • Full day  Session:  $97.50 Use coupon code: sb2019percent25 at checkout
  • Multiple days & siblings​: Price VariesUse coupon code: sb2019percent25 at checkout
  • All Four Full Days​: $364Use Coupon Code: sb2019percent30 at checkout

In our Kids School Break Sewing Camps for Kids in Kindergarten to 6th Grade we focus on teaching:

  • Basic sewing machine usage & proficiency, as well as hand sewing, when applicable.
  • 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.
  • Completion of sewing projects include things like stuffed animals, toys, purses, fashion accessories, clothing and more.
  • Every child working at their own pace. Beginners ALWAYS welcome! More advanced skill will be taught to more advanced students.

    Each 1/2 Day Session:

  • Is 3 hours long, with time for a snack.
  • Completes a sewing project in the 3 hour session.
  • Never repeats a project
  • Is led by competent, experienced instructors who are either in school for fashion/education or professionals in the field of sewing, design or fashion.
  • All Supplies are always Included.
  • For full day session, BYO supervised lunch is in our studio from 12-1pm

If you’d like to get on the waiting list for any weeks that are full send us and email.

Monroe Movement Space on the 5th floor provides before care from 8-9am, as well as after care from 4-5pm or 4-6pm each day for those interested. We’re happy to pick up and/or drop off any kids who will participating in this. If interested, contact Monroe Movement Space directly for more info and rates. Also be sure to make us aware of this before your camp starts.

Due to the set limitation of spaces offered, per the class policies, 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 Designs 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. 

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

Sew Your Own Doll

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In this BRAND NEW 2 part sewing class, you’ll learn to make a huggable boy or girl doll and you can choose the hair, skin and features!

Open to stitchers ages 9 & up, as well as adults of all ages!

Just in time for the holidays!

Ellen Lumpkin Brown, Fashion Lab Instructor will show you how.

Part 1: Cutting out Pattern, Constructing the doll head/body and creating the hair
Saturday December 7th 8:30-10:30am

Part 2:  Construction of the limbs & attaching them to doll body. Designing the face and creating the clothing. You leave second class with your finished doll!
Saturday December 14th 8:30-10:30am

Price for all 4 Hours of Class is $50 + $10 Supplies Fee

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To see more of Ellen’s doll designs, visitwww.TheDollLoft.com.

Holiday Sewing Classes

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Holiday Bunting Workshop

There’s nothing more festive than bunting. We’ll teach you how to make this simple sewing project just in time for the holidays. This project is perfect for beginner stitchers.

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Saturday December 7th 2-3pm

1 Hour Class
Class Cost: $20
Supply Cost: $10 or Bring your Own Fabrics – 4 1/4 yard pieces of Christmas colored/themed fabrics (1 Yard Total)

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Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament

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Join us to make this adorable hand sewing project just in time for the holiday season. We’ll teach you how to properly hand stitch this Christmas tree design and the button decorations. We’ll finish it up with a beautiful ribbon so you can hang it on your Christmas Tree or around your house.

Saturday December 7th 3-5pm

2 Hour Class
Class Cost: $35
Supply Cost: $5 or Bring your Own Embroidery Hoop. Fabric, Thread & Buttons will be provided free of charge.

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Holiday Stocking Workshop

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Are you looking for a sewing project that will get you in the Holiday spirit? We’ll teach you how to make a custom designed Christmas Stocking. You can hang this holiday project by the chimney with care & You’ll have an adorable keepsake for years to come. Beginner stitchers are more than welcome.

Saturday December 14th 2-4pm

2 Hour Class
Class Cost: $35
Supply Cost: $10 or Bring your Own Fabrics – 4 1/4 yard pieces of Christmas colored/themed fabrics (1 Yard Total)

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Holiday Patchwork Table Runner Tutorial

What will adorn your table this year for your holiday meals? This easy holiday project will look great on any Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Heck – you could even just use colors to match your dining room decor and have an every day table runner.

I am not a very formal person, but you can see that this runner looks cute even on my little retro yellow table.

 

 

 

Here are the steps to make a table runner of your very own:

Supplies:
-4 different 1/2 yard pieces of holiday print cotton fabric
-2 yards of cotton fabric
-6 Yards of  1.5″ wide binding tape
-2 yards of quilt batting
-Matching color thread

Tools:
-Sewing Machine
-Scissors
-Straight Pins
-Ruler/Yard Stick/Measuring Tape

1. Determine the finished width & length of your table runner and what might work on your table. The runner that I made ended up being 72″ long and about 24″ wide.

2. Determine how wide you want your strips of fabric to be. Keep in mind, the thinner the strips are, the longer it’s going to take you to make the project. The one that I did above, the strips were only about 2″ wide. It took awhile to get them all sewn together, but it’s worth it in the end.

3. Figure out how many and which fabrics you’ll be using for the patchwork portion. I would suggest in order not to get overwhelmed, choose 4 fabrics to repeat in your patchwork design.

4. Okay – here is where the math comes in. Ugh, I know.
Divide the desired length of your runner by the desired finished width of the strips in inches + 1″ (seam allowance). So in my example with the dimensions I mention above, I would divide 72″ (finished desired length of runner by 3″ (2″ strips + 1″ for seam allowance) = 24. Do you follow?

So this means that you will need 24 different strips 3″ strips to get your desired length of 72″ long. Now – Based on how many different fabrics you are using,  you now divide 24 by how many fabrics you are using. In our case, the equation looks like this 24 / 4 (different fabrics). This means you will need SIX 3″ wide strips of fabrics of each of the 4 fabrics you’ve chosen for this project. Make sense?

5. Okay math is OVER. Cut out your strips of fabric based on the equations above. Arrange them in the order you’d like them to be in your runner design.

6.  Start to pair up the fabric strips that are next to each other in groups of two. Pin them together with rights sides facing.

 

 

 7. Sew the strip pairs together using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

8. Press opens the seams on the wrong sides.

9. Arrange the paired strips on the table in the original order you had placed them before. Pair up the paired strips with right sides facing and pin them together. Sew the doubled strips together using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Press seams open.

 

 

 

 

 

 10. Now arrange the strip groups of 4 back in the order you had originally planned for the design of your runner. You guessed it, put the groups of four together with right sides facing and sew them together using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Press seams open. It should start to look like this:

11. Once you have all the strips together in the order you are happy with, iron the entire runner top again to make sure you have all the creases out. You want it nice and flat for this next step.

12. Cut the quilt batting and the fabric you will using for the back of your runner the same size as the patchworked piece.

12. Place the patchworked piece with the wrong side down on the quilt batting and pin all the way around the edge. Then place the fabric and batting on top of the bottom fabric so the batting is touching the wrong side of the bottom fabric. You should have a quilt sandwich with the patchwork as your top bread (facing right side up). The quilt batting as your center (or filling of the sandwich). Your bottom fabric should act as the bottom bread with the right side of the fabric facing down. Now pin everything securely in place all around the edge of the runner.

13. Stitch in the ditch to “quilt” the fabric to the batting.  To “Stich in the Ditch” you will topstitch over all the seams that connect the strips of fabric together.

14. Place the edge of the binding tape with the right side facing down onto the right side of the table runner. Do this along the two longer sides and cut the binding tape to be as long as the runner. Pin securely in place.


 

 

 

 

15. Using 1/2″ seam allowance sew the binding tape to the sides of the runner.


16. Flip the binding tape around the edge of the runner so it folds in half and wraps around the edge of the runner and pin securely in place. Do this along both the left & right side of the runner.

17. Topstitch the binding tape along the inside edges.

18. Place the edge of the binding tape with the right side facing down onto the top & bottom sides of the table runner. Be sure cut the binding tape so that it’s 1″ longer than the width of the table runner on both sides. Fold in the extra 1/2″ on each side. Pin securely in place.

17. Using 1/2″ seam allowance sew the binding to to the top and bottom of the runner.

18. Flip the binding tape around the edge of the runner so it folds in half and wraps around the edge of the runner and pin securely in place. Do this along both the top & bottom side of the runner.

19. Topstitch the binding tape along the inside edges. Snip all your threads and you’re finished

Holiday Apron | Wed. Dec. 12th | 6:30-8:30pm

 

You’ll earn the title of “Hostess with the Mostess” if you wear this apron for any of your holiday shin digs this season. We’ll teach you how to make this full length apron adorned with two rows of ruffles. Could it get any sweeter?

Bring or Buy your fabric & supplies at the studio

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday Dec. 12th 2012 | 6:30-8:30pm| $35 (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Sign Up

Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

Supplies needed:
-An assortment of Holiday themed cotton quilting fabric (or it doesn’t have to be holiday themed) that totals at least 2 Yards

 

Ruffled Christmas Tree Skirt Workshop | Sat. Dec. 8th | 2:30-4:30pm |

 

There’s nothing like Christmas ruffles! You’ll learn how to make rows and rows of ruffles in this holiday class. You’ll attach the ruffles into 5 rows and turn it into this circle skirt for under your tree on Christmas morning.

Once you learn how to make this project, you won’t wanna put any presents under the tree. This statement of a Christmas tree skirt will look perfect all by itself.

Cost: $35 (2 Make it & Take it Credits)

Bring or Buy your fabric & supplies at the studio

Upcoming Dates

Saturday December 8th,  2012 | 2:30-4:30pm| Sign Up |
(Please note, we changed the date on this. Originally it was on Sun. dec. 9th)

Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

Supplies needed:
-An assortment of Holiday themed cotton quilting fabric (or it doesn’t have to be holiday themed) that totals at least 2 Yards