PK & Kindergarten Hand Sewing & Fiber Arts Class

We love to start teaching your kids how to sew and work with their hands at an early age! That’s why we started this handsewing & textile arts class for kids in PK & Kindergarten!

In this class, kids aged 4 & 5 will learn hand sewing, weaving & fiber art crafts using embroidery thread, yarn, fabric & other related items. There will even be some limited highly supervised machine sewing to get kids ready for our 1st grade sewing class. Projects will include things like toys, accessories, wearable items, wall hangings, and more.

    • 10 Week Session + 1 Makeup Class = $199
    • Price includes all tools, supplies and fabrics.
    • Every child works at their own pace.  Up to 8 students per session.
    • Sewing classes take place at the M Avery Designs Sewing Studio.
    • Class meets weekly on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm.
    • See below for Start Dates & To Sign Up.
    • Each student is invited to participate in the end of session Runway Show
    • View all the dates for FALL 2017, WINTER 2018 & SPRING 2018 school year. This includes class dates, makeup class dates & holidays when there is no class.


If a session has already started and you’d like to join late, this may be possible if we have space available. Send us an email to find out.

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Hat Master Class – Sewing Workshop for Beginners & Intermediate Stitchers

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How do you like the idea of one day hat class? Check out this amazing hat style, made from stretch fabrics.

It can be made in a couple of hours easy, even for beginners.

Stretchable, washable, reversible, adorable… lots of fun. Join the real “Hat Master” Irina Dritva for this one day, 2 hour workshop. She’ll teach you her secrets for creating this adorable & versatile hat.

Megan will have loads of stretch remnants on hand for the taking (free) so come give hat making a whirl from someone who is considered an expert in her field. Irina doesn’t teach classes that often, but when she does it’s such a treat. Don’t miss this one.

Sunday February 23rd 2-4pm

$40 All Supplies included

Sign up

 

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Irina Dratva is a freelance accessories designer and patternmaker, whose clients include Coach, Still life NYC, and Marc Jacobs, among others. Last summer’s Reed Krakoff pilot collection showcased her hand-draped headbands and hats.

Irina’s passion for hats started with her first trip to London in 1994: inspired by Top Shop, upon return she made hats for the artists friends. Soon she became famous in her native Ukraine for her casual, understated creations. Innovative and resourceful, she was working with vintage and recycling materials producing original collections and fashion performances.

It was that experience that made her perfect for the job at Eugenia Kim Hats, where, starting in 2003, she was working on woven hats and headbands. There Irina created a lot of unique pieces for celebrity clients and runway collaborations, as well as many best-selling styles that one could now find in stores like Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Currently residing in Hoboken Irina is working on DIY hat book. She is looking forward to work with a vibrant community of like-minded people and share the tricks of her trade.

Make it & Take it Sewing Workshops

Bag of the Month Workshop: Pleated Messenger Bag

Saturday May 18th, 2013 | 10am-12pm | $35  (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Sign Up

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Skirt of the Month Workshop – Side Cinched Knit Skirt
Thursday June 6th, 2013 | 6:30-8:30pm | $35  (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Sign Up

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Pillow Cover Workshop – Basic
Saturday June 8th, 2013 | 12-2pm | $35 (2 make it & take it credits)| Sign up

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Bag of the Month Workshop
: Triple Zipper Cosmetic Bag
Thursday June 20th, 2013 | 6:30-8:30pm | $35  (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Sign Up

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Beach Tote Workshop | Saturday June 22nd, 2013 | 2-4pm |  $35 (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Sign up

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Bag of the Month Workshop: Fanned Handle Tote Bag
Thursday July 11th, 2013 | 6:30-8:30pm | $35  (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Sign Up

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Skirt of the Month Workshop – Asymmetrical Folds Skirt
Thursday July 18th, 2013 | 6:30-8:30pm | $35  (2 Make it & Take it Credits) | Sign Up

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Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198

 

Fashion Design Class Every Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm

Introducing our Fashion Design After School class specifically for Kids & Teens ages 7-18

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Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm
During the school year

This class is for students who are interested in fashion design. Our instructors will work with each student individually to create sketches of their fashions. Students will also learn the process of bringing their fashions to life by learning how to construct projects on the dress forms. And then will also learn how to create their pieces using the sewing machine.

Our studio where class is held is full of fabric, dress forms, sewing machines, cutting tables and all the supplies any budding fashion designer would need to create her own fashion line.

Each one hour class is project oriented and each student keeps their projects when they are finished. Each student in the class will work on different projects simultaneously, at their own pace. Anyone can start anytime.

Prices Ages 7-10
Drop in Rate = $25 per class | Buy Now
3 Class Pack = $65 | Use Anytime within 2 Months of Purchase | Buy Now
6 Class Pack = $115 | Use Anytime within 3 Months of Purchase | Buy Now

Prices Ages 11-18
Drop in Rate = $25 per class | Buy Now
3 Class Pack = $65 | Use Anytime within 2 Months of Purchase | Buy Now
6 Class Pack = $125 | Use Anytime within 3 Months of Purchase | Buy Now

Must call ahead to make reservation or reserve your spot online.
All Supplies are included.
Come on the weeks that you can make it.
Check kids class calendar to check if class is cancelled for holidays/school vacations.

 

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.

Infinity Scarf Workshop

Lately, the air is turning and your collection of scarves is coming out of hiding for the season! Well, we love them as much as you do, that’s why we want to teach you how to make this super easy sewing project! This is a great class for beginning stitchers, or a class for more intermediate students to possibly zip through a couple of adorable scarves.

A single circle of knit fabric goodness, it can be looped once or multiple times for a cozy and chic look. We’ll teach you how to make this simple project and you’ll take the finished project home after class.

Cost: $20 (1 Make it & Take it Credit) | Buy Now | Buy Bulk Credits (?)

Upcoming Dates
Saturday December 22nd, 2012 | 11-12pm | Sign Up

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Bring your own fabric (1 yard 55″ wide knit fabric) or buy it at the studio the day of the class.

Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198 to secure your spot. Space is limited.

 

Hat Lab

In this fashion lab four week sewing class, students will create four different hat/headwear styles. The focus will be on use of the sewing machine, pattern reading & fit, as well as accesorizing your hats.Each two hour class will be project oriented and each student will leave classes with their finished projects. The actual hats that you make is very flexible. The instructor will have numerous hat/head wear styles to choose from each week. This course is designed for the beginning and/or intermediate stitcher.

Week 1

Headband or Newsboy

Week 2

Beret or Cloche

Week 3

Engineer or Driver

Week 4

Equestrian

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesdays 7-9pm
November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Sign Up

$159 + Fabrics
6 spots per session.

$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

Please Note: This price also includes 5 weeks of UNLIMITED FREE Open Lab hours. Unlimited hours begins the first day of class, continues through out the four week class and ends one week after the last class (Open lab normally $5/hour)

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Here’s the fabric you’ll need to get before class or purchase at studio during class:

Headband: 1/4 Yard cotton or linen fabric

Beret or Cloche: 1/2 Yard of Two Contrasting Cotton Fabrics – One for outside of hat and one for lining

Newsboy or Equestrian: 1/2 Yard of Two Contrasting Cotton Fabrics – One for outside of hat and one for lining

Engineer or Driver: 1/2 Yard of Two Contrasting Cotton Fabrics – One for outside of hat and one for lining.

Please note: bontex for the bills, elastic ribbon, grossgrain ribbon and fusible interfacing will be for sale directly from the instructor each class.

 

 Irina Dratva is a freelance accessories designer and patternmaker, whose clients include Coach, Still life NYC, and Marc Jacobs, among others. Last summer’s Reed Krakoff pilot collection showcased her hand-draped headbands and hats.
Irina’s passion for hats started with her first trip to London in 1994: inspired by Top Shop, upon return she made hats for the artists friends. Soon she became famous in her native Ukraine for her casual, understated creations. Innovative and resourceful, she was working with vintage and recycling materials producing original collections and fashion performances.
It was that experience that made her perfect for the job at Eugenia Kim Hats, where, starting in 2003, she was working on woven hats and headbands. There Irina created a lot of unique pieces for celebrity clients and runway collaborations, as well as many best-selling styles that one could now find in stores like Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Currently residing in Hoboken Irina is working on DIY hat book. She is looking forward to work with a vibrant community of like-minded people and share the tricks of her trade.

Pocket Workshop

Everybody loves pockets! In pants, in bags, in dresses, in just about anything we make! This class will show you how to make 4 different styles of pockets that can be applied to just about any sewing project.

Throughout the 2 hour class, you will learn how to make the following 4 pockets styles:

Classic Patch Pocket
Single & Double Welt Pocket
Gathered Patch Pocket
Zippered Welt Pocket

You will need some basic sewing experience to take this class.

Cost: $40 (2 Skill Credits) | Buy Now

Upcoming Dates
Saturday October 13th, 2012 | 12-2pm | Sign Up

Please sign up online or call 201.876.1198