New Enrolling for Winter Session Kids Sewing Classes

Pre-K & Kindergarden Handsewing & Textile Craft Class
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm
Starts Jan. 25th – 7 Spots Left 

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1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Sewing Class
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Starts Jan. 10th – Full

Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm –
Starts Jan. 12th – 7 Spots Left

Saturdays 12-1pm
Starts Jan. 14th – 7 Spots Left 

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4th, 5th & 6th Grade Sewing Class
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm
Starts Jan. 10th – 6 Spots Left 

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
Starts Jan. 12th – 7 Spots Left

Saturdays 1-2pm
Starts Jan. 14th – 4 Spots Left

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Fashion Design Sewing Class – 7th – 12th Grade
Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm
Starts Jan. 25th – 5 Spots Left

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Homeschool Sewing Class
Tuesdays 12-2pm
Starts Jan. 24th – 2 Spots Left

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Catskills Sewing Retreat in Saugerties NY

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Megan Avery, the founder of M Avery Designs Sewing Studio invites you to join her for a Sewing Retreat in the Catskills!

Mark your Calendars – Thursday January 26, 2017 – Sunday January 29, 2017

Join us this winter for a long weekend of sewing, relaxing, & making some new friends who love sewing as much as you do!  Unwind from the daily grind of normal life & take some time for yourself to work on all the unfinished sewing projects you’ve been meaning to tackle.  You’ll have almost 72 hours of uninterrupted sewing & ME time! The sewing retreat will take place in the wonderful natural setting Saugerties, NY, located in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains just 2.5 hours from NYC/Hoboken.

Where we’re staying:

The sewing retreat will be taking place at a big, beautiful country house set on 7 acres of land in the town of Saugerties NY. The town of Saugerties is in a wonderfully relaxed setting and is located in the Catskill Mountains, only 2.5 hours from NYC/Hoboken. The house we’ll be staying at is 20 minutes from the train station so you are able to take a train from Penn Station. We’d be more than happy to pick up and drop off anyone at the train station. The house has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. The house has a large open space for sewing on the first floor. The house also has a hot tub that guests are welcome to use anytime throughout the weekend. Retreat guests are welcome to hike/ski/explore/enjoy the 7 acres of nature that surrounds the house. 

We’d like to keep the group intimate so the retreat will be open to a maximum of 10 guests. If you are coming with a friend and want to share a room with your friend,  just let us know when you sign up. Otherwise we’ll assign you a room mate. Anyone who wishes to have a private room will  have to purchase multiple spots.

What’s included:

  • Three nights stay in our beautiful accommodations in Saugerties, NY.
  • Two and a 1/2 days of uninterrupted “me” time in a gorgeous country setting.
  • Ample space for sewing, cutting, crafting, reading, relaxing, hiking, laughing & just about anything you’d like to do during the weekend.
  • Megan’s personalized sewing assistance & fit expertise with any sewing project you’re working on over the weekend.
  • Breakfast on Friday, Saturday & Sunday including a selection of smoothies, quiche, yogurt, granola, fruit, pastries, toast, bagels & more.
  • Lunch on Friday & Saturday including homemade soup, sandwiches, salads & more.
  • Additional refreshments to keep us fortified while sewing.
  • A wonderful time time making beautiful things & meeting new people in a gorgeous country setting.

You are more than welcome to bring additional snacks and beverages of your choice.

We’ll head into town on Friday & Saturday night for a group dinners. Each participant is expected to pay for the cost of their own dinner & drinks for both days.

The main area of the house is big and open and gives us plenty of room for sewing machine tables, design & cutting space. BYO sewing machine & sewing tools. Sewing machines (and all related tools) can be rented from M Avery Designs for the weekend for $50.

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Tentative Weekend Schedule

Thursday January 26th

Arrive anytime between 5 & 8pm
8-12pm Sewing, Relaxing, Chatting

Friday January 27th

Breakfast Available 8-10am
Sewing, Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting 9am-12pm
Lunch Available 12-2pm
Sewing, Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting 1-6pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Sewing, Relaxing, Chatting 8pm-Midnight

Saturday January 28th

Breakfast Available 8-10am
Sewing, Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting 9am-12pm
Lunch Available 12-2pm
Sewing, Relaxing, Chatting 1-6pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Sewing, Relaxing, Chatting 8pm-Midnight

Sunday January 29th

Breakfast Available 8-10am
Sewing, Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting 9am-12pm
Check out is at 12pm

Getting There:

Please note: All guests are responsible for getting to & from the retreat for the weekend. We are happy to try to help facilitate ride shares if requested.

Suggestions for what to bring:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Sewing Tools & Supplies (thread, buttons, bobbins, iron, pins, needles, fabric, seam ripper, tape measure, etc.)
  • Ideas & patterns for what you would like to sew

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Here is what past M Avery Designs Sewing Retreat participants had to say:

“It was great to meet up beforehand especially since it was the first one! I enjoyed the laid back nature of activities, location was beautiful, I liked that you had the different types of fabric. That Megan and Lauren (instructors on the retreat) were available for questions / support was of the greatest value to me. I think encouraging retreat participants to challenge themselves with skills they don’t know is ideal. I certainly was a bit nervous about embarking on pants on my own and know I would have gotten frustrated had I not had the support of the instructors there.”

“Both instructors were very helpful & really nice people!!  I just wish I got further along w one of my projects (no ones fault but my own) wish I was more motivated to get help on certain things. So sweet & thoughtful of Megan to give necklaces & cards. I loved the retreat & I’m so glad that I went!!!”

“Amazing location and it definitely fostered a nice sense of community and relaxation.”

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Cost of retreat $650 per person

Deposit of $325 due upon sign up – Balance of $325 due by January 1st, 2017

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Sew Club

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Hang with us in the sewing studio and work on your sewing projects and other like-minded folks who love to sew! This isn’t a class, but more of a gathering for those who love to sew to work on any project they would like. Bring your own supplies or purchase them at the studio.

To attend Sew Club, one of the following must apply to you:

  • Completed a  recent private sewing lesson with one of our instructors.
  • Completed our Sewing Machine Basics class.
  • Are currently enrolled or have completed the Beginner Sewing Boot Camp. (Sew club is free for you, see below!)
  • You have a general working knowledge of how to sew & operate a sewing machine. This must be from within the last couple of years.  Sorry 8th grade home ec. doesn’t count.

Sign up for a class at get yourself qualified, if you’re not already.

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Come to work on the projects you didn’t have time to work on at home or catch up on our other M Avery Designs Sewing Class projects. The instructor can provide light instruction if you get stuck, but for in-depth projects you do not know how to tackle, we suggest you take a private lesson prior to attending Sew Club.

Sew Club is FREE for any adult students enrolled (within 1 month ) in any of our  on-going Sewing Boot Camp classes or recently take one of our 2 Hour Garment Classes & need to finish your project. 

$20 per 2 hour Sew Club – OR free for current adult students (see above)

This gets you a sewing machine, use of all our wonderful sewing studio space, thread, use of all our other sewing tools (scissors, rulers, needles, you name it), patterns, books etc. Fabric is for sale in the studio. Feel free to bring any food or drink you’d like.

Please note – As with all our classes, if we do not have sufficient enrollment, we reserve the right to cancel the class (with full refunds) with at least 48 hours notice. 

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Rules of Sew Club

  1. You don’t talk about Sew Club. Just Kidding – Sew Club is a time to work on sewing projects independently and get light instruction from the instructor working.
  2. Price of Sew Club is $20 for 2 hours.
  3. Sew Club is FREE for those currently enrolled in a class and up to 1 month past the last class of the session.
  4. Please use any of the studio tools, sewing machines, thread, etc.
  5. Fabric is for sale for the prices listed.
  6. Please feel free to use any of our sewing books and/or sewing patterns while in the sewing studio.
  7. The instructor is ALWAYS here to help you with projects related to the class you are enrolled in.
  8. Sew Club is not a sewing lesson for projects that are not from one our sewing classes. You can work on these and we can answer a question here and there if you get stuck. But keep in mind we have private sewing lessons that you are welcome to schedule one-on-one with an instructor for projects where you not sure what to do.
  9. Again – If you’re working on something independently and you’re really stuck, an instructor can help you. Please don’t take advantage of this. See rule 9.
  10. Feel Free to Eat, Drink and Make New Friends! Have Fun!

Sewing Separates Boot Camp

  • About & Pricing
  • Schedule & Sign Up
  • Supplies
  • Sew Club

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.

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.


Price: $329

Welcome to Our Sewing Studio

We’re M Avery Designs Sewing Studio located in the Monroe Center in Hoboken NJ.

Our passion is teaching people of all ages how to sew!

We teach adult sewing & design classes, kids sewing/design classes & camps, private & duet sewing lessons & kids sewing parties, grownup sewing parties & more!

We teach a lot of our classes and workshops in our adorable Hoboken Studio.

We’ve also been known to take our sewing classes on the road!

We teach many mobile sewing classes for kids & adults in the Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken & Bayonne Area!

Please spend some time on our website so you can see what we are all about.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 

Kids Night In Sewing Parties

Party On!

M Avery Designs Sewing Studio now hosts monthly kids sewing parties!

Parents get the night to themselves & kids to party with us at our Hoboken sewing studio and create a cool sewing project!

No Sewing Experience Needed!

Ages 6-14 Welcome

Every Participant will get Pizza & Lemonade for dinner.

Drop off & Dinner between 6 & 6:30pm

Sewing Project from 6:30-8:30pm.

Pick Up is promptly at 8:30pm