Mom & Me Sewing Workshops

We are now offering monthly sewing classes for mom & child to come in and make awesome sewing projects together.

Each month we’ll offer a 2 hour sewing class to Make & Take the project being offered that month.

Limited to 5 Mom/Child pairs. Kids must be 7 & up.

All Supplies Always Included

Upcoming Dates 

Saturday April 27th, 2013 11am-1pm

Project: Drawstring Backpack | $40 Mom & Child  | Sign Up


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Saturday May 18th, 2013 12-2pm

Project: Childs Smocked Sundress | $40 Mom & Child  | Sign Up


 Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

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“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful gift you gave both of this weekend!
¬†We are filled with a sense of accomplishment, even better because it was the result team work.¬†Gaby has brought the bag everywhere this weekend to show everyone and she is so proud of herself and her little pieces of fabric.¬†Me, I have it on my night stand and am so tickled pink that I actually made it.¬†Can’t wait to come back and do it again.¬†Thanks for your patience and wonderful teaching abilities.¬†Best,¬†Claire and Gaby”


“Date Night” Fashion Lab – Wednesdays 7-9pm in September

This Fashion Lab 4-week Sewing Series is based on sewing projects you could wear on your next “Date Night”.¬†In this weekly class, you’ll learn the basics of basics of clothing & accessory making while constructing all three of these simple projects.

This is a beginner level sewing class, but it helps if you have some prior knowledge of how to use the sewing machine as well as a project or two under your belt.

This is a great class if you have not yet taken any clothing project classes. The garments are easy enough to complete in the 4-week class, yet you’ll feel extremely accomplished when you are able to take home each of these very wearable projects. Or if you have some sewing experience, this is a great instant gratification sewing class.

Week 1- Date Night Blouse

Week 2 – Date Night High Waisted – Wide Elastic Band Skirt






Week 3 – Date Night Clutch






Week 4 – Completion of All Projects

Upcoming Dates
Wednesdays 7-9pm In September 2012
September  5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

$159+ Fabric

$139 Early Bird Pricing ‚Äď Valid only if you sign up 1 Month before the class starts.

Click here to Register Online or call studio 201.876.1198

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Supplies can be purchase ahead of time or at the studio on the night of the class

Supplies Needed:
Date Night Top: 2 Yards ¬†(45″ wide) or 1.5 Yards (60″ wide) silky fabric (silk or polyester)
Date Night Skirt: 1.5 Yards (45″ wide) or 1 Yard (60″ wide) lightweight cotton or silky fabric (silk or polyester) & 1 Yard of 2″tall elastic
Date Night Clutch: 1 yard cotton, silky or upholstery fabric, 1 yard of lining fabric, 1 yard of heavy weight interfacing or stabilizer.


Silkscreen Workshop

Introducing our step by step, silk screen printing class using water based/ non toxic ink.¬†In this¬†basics¬†class, we’ll be employing a 3 color process using 3 images or patterns.

The instructor will have 3 screens with images already on them, ready to print. She will demonstrate how to print by flooding the screen, then printing. She will show how you can use the same image on one screen to produce different outcomes using layering techniques.

Everyone will practice & get the feel for printing using scrap fabrics. Then everyone can have the chance to create a printed garment of their choice (fabric, scarf, t-shirt, onesie, etc). Bring one with you or purchase fabric at the studio.

Instructor Nicole Poko is owner and designer for Nightingale Projects in Newark, New Jersey. Nightingale Projects specializes in silk screen printed goods focusing on using drawings and designs both nostalgic and contemporary. The company began in 2005 exclusively creating wedding stationary, in May 2011 Nightingale Projects launched a home and gift-ware line. Nicole received a BFA in silk screen printing and drawing from Montclair State University. Nicole also works as a visual merchandiser in luxury retail which has given her the experience to trend forecast and persistently aims for high quality results.

Sewing Machine Basics

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"The instructor was very informative and she made us individually feel special."

Jacqueline M.

"It was perfect for me as a someone who never used a sewing machine!"

Dorit C.

"Great instructor! She was very knowledgeable and helpful! I like how the class was small, less than 10 people so she was able to help us one-on-one. Definitely recommend taking this class if you want to learn to sew!"

Cristin B.

"Great class!!!  I am sooo happy to have started my journey through sewing with M Avery Designs Sewing Studio. Megan was an excellent instructor. I definitely recommend."

Marilyn B.

"Megan is a super friendly instructor who explains things very clearly and in detail. She is extremely personably and welcoming. The class was informative and covered everything oh need to know about the basics of a sewing machine. We even made our own little pin cushion in the first day. It was a nice intimate group of 6 which ensured all our needs were met and questions answered. Awesome!!!"

Dani C.

"It was a surprisingly enjoyable experience. My daughter and I went on a Monday and learn a lot in a short period of time. Made some cute pin cushions in the end."

Felice A.

"I didn’t expect to learn so much in one sewing class. The instructor was wonderful. She was very thorough and patient with everyone’s questions. I look forward to taking more sewing classes."

Andrea B.

Machine Embroidery Workshops – Free Motion

Free-Motion Embroidery 101: Learn how to use your basic home sewing machine to create your very own embroidered designs! Learn different techniques to transfer your designs to fabric and how to set up your machine to create outlines and fills for your designs.

In this two hour class we will be embellishing your choice of one embroidered square canvas pillow case or one canvas tote bag. Materials will be provided and the cost of the materials will be included in the class fee.

Prerequisite: None
Cost: $40

Upcoming Dates: 
Saturday February 23rd, 2013 | 3-5pm | Sign up

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Free-Motion Embroidery 102:  Learn how to put your new-found free-motion embroidery skills to new use by creating your very own free-motion embroidered necklace! Learn how to hone your skills to create tiny works of wearable art.

In this two hour class we will be focusing on how to control your stitches for accuracy when working small in order to complete one necklace. Silver tone pendant kits (you provide the chain) will be provided and the cost of the materials will be included in the class fee.

Prerequisite: Free-Motion Embroidery 101
Cost: $40 | Buy 2 Skills Credits for $40
Or Take Both Classes for $75 | Buy 4 Skills Credits for $75

Upcoming Dates:

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Johanna Wood resides in the adventuresome West Side of Jersey City. She is a Children’s Wear designer by day and a Silversmith at night. She has a BFA in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and has her very own jewelry shop on Etsy as well as an exclusive line of embroidered jewelry soon to be available only on She loves licorice, 80s music, insects & dogs.

Crochet Lab

4-Week Learn to Crochet Workshop for Adults.
Crochet for Beginners is here!

Learn crochet terminology, stitch execution and how to follow a pattern while creating beginner level projects including:
Spiral Scarf, Water Bottle Caddy with flower/leaf detail, Drawstring Granny Square Tote, amigirumi octopi, headbands (or bracelets), butterfly, (and possible other projects if time permits).

¬†Each class will build upon the last, adding new stitches and techniques.¬† Rather than¬†rushed “make and take” lessons¬†that result¬†in disjointed information and poorly executed (if finished) projects,¬†this series provides a complete foundation of knowledge, skills and appropriate projects that enable everyone to continue crocheting independently.

 The first class is 3 hours long (learning intensive) and the remaining three classes will be 2 hours long.  Students will leave each class with finished projects.

Yarn can be purchased at class for $10 additional (highly suggested).   If you bring your own yarn it must be  worsted weight.  Hooks MUST be purchased on your own, size H (aluminum, Boye, Bates or Wright brand is suggested) and often stores like ACMoore, Joanns and Michaels offer a coupon discount weekly towards one item (which could be used to purchase your hook).  Hooks are sold individually and in multipaks.  If you purchase a multipak, be sure it includes size H.

Next Class:
4 Sessions
Sunday September 9th 1-4pm РThe first class is longer because it  is learning intensive (stitches/techniques, practice/execution, getting comfortable crocheting) and will include a quick project
Sunday September 16th 1-3pm
Sunday September 23rd 1-3pm
Sunday September 30th 1-3pm (2012) | Sign up

$159 + Yarn

$139 Early Bird Pricing – Valid only if you sign up 1 Month before the class starts.

Click here to Register Online or call studio 201.876.1198

Crochet outside of class will be encouraged. The instructor aims to go further than make/take crochet classes that provide “just enough” disjointed information to create rushed, possibly poorly executed (if finished) projects. It is her desire when classes end that everyone will continue crocheting independently.

There are 8 spots per session.

Students should purchase their yarn before the class or fabrics can be purchased at the M Avery Designs Studio.

Click here for a complete list of fabrics & supplies needed for this class.

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Do you have a Voucher?

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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.