Fur Vest Workshop | Sat. December 1st | 2-4pm

Fur vests are all the rage this season and you wouldn’t believe how easy they are to make. We’ll teach you how to make this simple, yet totally fashionable project in two hours.

What’s not to love about this? It’s warm, stylish and goes with just about any outfit.

Bring or Buy your fabric & supplies at the studio

Upcoming Dates

Saturday Dec. 1st 2012 | 2-4pm| $35 (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | FULL

Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

Supplies needed:
-1 Yard Faux Fur
-1 Yard of Satin


Holiday Place Mats Workshop | Sun. Dec. 2nd | 2:30-4:30pm

What would make your holiday table more festive this year? You guessed it – Personalized place mats you stitched all by yourself. We’ll show you how to make a set of four holiday themed place mats in a style similar to the above example. The actual design is up to you, but we’ll teach you how to quilt fabrics together in a pattern and finish them off to be wonderfully attractive and useful place mats.

Bring or Buy your fabric & supplies at the studio

Upcoming Dates

Sunday Dec. 2nd 2012 | 2:30-4:30pm| $35 (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | FULL

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
-2 Yards of quilt batting


Holiday Fabric Wreath | Wed. Dec. 5th | 7-9pm

We’ve got a simple yet elegant way to decorate your front door for the upcoming holiday season!






When you participate in our Holiday Fabric Wreath Workshop, you’re not gonna have to do a lick of sewing on the sewing machine. We’ll teach you how to make one of these simply divine holiday wreaths just by using a needle & thread, or hot glue if that’s what you prefer. The look of your wreath is entirely up to you and the possibilities are endless.

Project inspired  by the numerous tutorials that can be found in our Christmas Sewing Board on Pinterest.

Bring or Buy your fabric & supplies at the studio

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday Dec. 5th 2012 | 7-9pm| $25 (2 Craft Class Credits)  |  Sign Up

Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

Supplies needed:
-12″ Foam Wreath Form | Buy Online | Or recycle a pool noodle (seriously)
-1/2 yard of any type of heavier weight fabric or felt to cover the wreath
-scraps of fabric or felt to make fabric decorations for the wreath
-buttons, notions, holiday decorations or whatever you can think of decorate your wreath – think creatively!


Mock Wrap Sweater – Tues. Dec. 18th 6:30-8:30pm

Sewing Knits is easier than you think, especially when you are sewing something you are excited about like this Mock Wrap Sweater.


When we added this Mock Wrap Sweater to the Knits Class last year, I made myself about 4 of them. I have to make plans at least 4 more before this season is over. I did some cozy sweater versions for the fall/winter and then I did some sleeveless versions for the summer.

The version for class will include sleeves and you’ll see just how easy it is to put sleeves in your garments.

Some experience is helpful for this class, but beginners are welcome! It helps to have take the Intro to the Sewing Machine Class. (But is not required)

Cost: $35 (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Buy Now
Bring or Buy your fabrics at the studio

Upcoming Dates
Tuesday December 18th, 2012 | 6:30-8:30pm | Sign Up

Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

Supplies needed:

45″ Wide Fabric: 2.5 Yards Good Quality Knit – The thicker the easier it is to work with

60″ Wide Fabric: 2 Yards Good Quality Knit – The thicker the easier it is to work with


Tee Parties for Kids, Tweens & Teens

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In this private party for kids, tweens & teens ages 7 and up, each guest starts with a plain t-shirt and turns it into any of our fabulous deconstructed styles. Our instructors will teach your group the basic design & sewing skills needed to play fashion designer for the day! Don’t worry, there is absolutely no sewing experience required! We’ll also provide you with lots of fabulous trim, notion & details to give your Tee the perfect original looks you’re going for.
You do the leg work, our staff will do the finishing touches to make sure your adorable deconstructed tee is sturdy and professional looking when you take it home after this two-hour private party.


Price is $275 for groups up to 8 participants. Each additional participant is $25 per person per 2 hour workshop. Max 20 Guests. All supplies included.  Feel free to bring in your own food or drink. Or just let us know and we can have it arranged for you.

Open for private parties during regular store hours, as well as later weekday evenings and weekends. Call or email to find out availability. 201.876.1198

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Cancellation Policy:
When you book your private party, the M Avery Designs representative will charge your organizer a deposit of $50. This means you are committing to the date and time you requested. Date and Time changes can be made up to 1 week of your private event date. Cancellations within 1 month of the reservation date will lose the $50 deposit. Cancellations made within 1 week of your reservation date will be charged an additional $100 for loss of business.

Do you have a Voucher?

  • How it works
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If you have a voucher for the Sewing Machine Basics sewing class from Groupon please don't call us to schedule!

Please follow these instructions for redeeming your voucher and signing up for the Sewing Machine Basics Class:

  1. Send us an email using the contact form below.
    If your voucher is for 2 people will need name & email address of second person in the "Message section".
  2. Within 48 Hours - We'll then send you back an email with a coupon code to sign yourself up for class on our website. 
  3.  Sign yourself up for the Sewing Machine Basics Class on our website using your coupon code.
  4. Show up to class and bring your voucher with you.

Open Lab now $5 Per Hour

We all love to sew and create, but who has the space to do at home?

Now your can bring your projects to the M Avery Designs Studio and work on them here in a supervised environment, with all the right tools at your disposal for $5/Hour. It’s not a lesson, but feel free to ask questions if we’re not already teaching a class.

Open lab time is your chance to rent out workspace here at our studio to work on any sewing or crafting project you might have. 
The time you rent is always supervised by a knowledgeable stitcher and comes equipped with just about anything you might need to complete your project including:

Sewing Machines
Irons & Ironing Boards
Scissors, Rulers, Seam Rippers, Thread, Tape Measurers, Pins, Needles
Pin Cushions, Tailors Chalk, Hand Sewing Needles, Three Large Cutting Tables,
Adjustable Dress Forms, Patterns, Sewing & Crafting Reference Books & More.

Fabrics, Trim, Bag Making Supplies and other notions are always available to purchase.

Open Lab Hours

Monday: 2-6pm
Tuesday 3-7pm
Wednesday 2-6pm
Thursday 3-7pm
Friday by appointment

Please note
: We’ll be closed from Saturday Dec. 24th, 2011 – January 8th, 2012 for vacation. No open lab hours or private lessons during this time.

On weeknights we have classes from 7-9pm, if the class is not too big, we may have room for open lab. Shoot us an email to find out.

Really need some open lab during hours that aren’t posted? Send us an email. We might be able to accomodate. There’s a change someone will be there teaching a private sewing lesson or just working in the studio. Shoot us an email to find out. 

This schedule is subject to change based on our ever changing class & private workshop schedule.
Be sure to check this page from time to time as it updates.
When in doubt, call ahead.

Please note: Anyone utilizing our open lab time must either have some sewing experience, have taken our Intro to the Sewing Machine Class or one of our Private Sewing Lessons prior to using our sewing machines.


Fashion Lab Summer Camp 2009

I know it’s hard to believe right now, but summer IS just around the corner. There is no time like the present to figure out what you (if you are a 9-15 year old) or your child of that age, is going to be doing all summer!

M Avery Designs is going to be holding the Fashion Lab Summer Camp again this summer. FL Summer Camp was established in 2008 and in it’s meager beginnings taught 25+ kids to sew in two five-week sessions. And we had a blast doing it. Just take a look at the photo gallery.

This summer Fashion Lab Summer Camp is going to be even bigger and better! We have two five-week sessions and room for 48 kids, but no class is going to have more than 6 students per two-hour group!

Session 1 begins on June 22nd and runs for five weeks and session 2 starts on July 27th and also runs for five weeks.

There are four groups to choose from during each session. Sign up for the Monday & Wednesday group from 11am – 1pm, the Monday & Wednesday group from 2pm – 4pm, the Tuesday & Thursday group from 11am – 1pm or the Tuesday & Thursday group from 2-4pm.

As mentioned above, all 9-15 year old’s are welcome and we are going to do our best to group kids together based on age. But since the group sizes are so small, each and every kid will be able to work at the skill level they are most comfortable with and be challenged so they can get the most out of the camp.
Each camper has the opportunity to participate in the End of Session Runway Show that brings together all the groups at the end of session. At the Runway Show, each camper will show off all the projects they made throughout the camp. They will “Walk the Runway” in front of all their family and friends.

Megan Avery, the Owner & Creator of M Avery Designs, will be teaching each and every session of the Fashion Lab Summer Camp this summer.

For more information about Fashion Lab Summer Camp please check out the M Avery Designs Website or feel free to give us a call at 201.876.1198. We can answer all your questions.

Workshop Schedule Jan, Feb & March 2009 Just Updated

Some highlight include a “Make your Own Knit Scarf Workshop” as well as a “Make your Own Wrapped Earrings Workshop”. Both are taught by guest teachers!

Yes, it’s tough to read the schedule on the blog, but click one of the calendar pages below and it will take you to a larger, more readable schedule!