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!
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.
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?
Cost of 15 Hour Workshop: $329
Please note: Wednesday Summer Class - No Class on July 3rd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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!
Threading your sewing machine can seem like a very daunting task if you’ve never done it before. If you don’t have your machine threaded properly it will not work correctly and this can be the most frustrating thing in the world.
But we assure you, threading your sewing machine is easier than you think!
More than likely your sewing machine came with an instruction manual that you can refer to with step by step instructions on how to thread it.
If you’ve already checked this and it still seems confusing to you, your in luck because we posted a handy dandy little video of how to thread a sewing machine. We’re positive it will help you! Check it out:
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