A little history - M. Avery Designs was created in a railroad apartment in Hoboken NJ in the year 1999 by Megan Avery, owner & designer. After realizing that corporate America just wasn’t for her, her entrepreneurial spirit took over and she started making handmade handbags & her business was created. Soon after, she began selling her creations both online and at local craft fairs in the area. In 2003, M Avery Designs moved out of the railroad apartment on Adams Street and into our first official location in the Monroe Center for the Arts. The space was initially used for studio space to make our bags, but soon we realized how many people out there were interested in learning how to make their own bags. We started doing Make your Own Handbag Workshops to fill the demand for all the crafty ladies we encountered. Since then, we’ve added sewing & crafting classes for just about every interest and skill level. We absolutely love teaching other people how to sew and get crafty!
Welcome to M Avery Designs. If you’re looking to learn how to Sew, Craft or just plain learn how to make cool stuff, you’re SEW in the right place! We offer classes for Adults and Kids at all skill levels! - Modern Quilt Lab | At Home In this quilting & applique class, each of the three weeks we'll focus on a few different modern, yet traditional quilting techniques per week. At the end of the class, your work can be put together to create a beautiful modern mini quilt. Whether you're a complete quilting beginner, or if you've done some quilting before, there's going to be a lot of information and different techniques packed into this 3-week workshop. Week 1 | Patchwork Squares, Triangles & Pinwheels. Week 2 | Log Cabin, Applique & Dresden Plate Week 3 | Finishing Up, Quilting & Binding the Quilt Supply lists & more information about this class can be found here—https://www.maverydesigns.com/modernquiltinglab/ Book here—https://www.maverydesigns.com/all-adult-classes/ - Bag Lab | At Home Ever wanted to learn how to design and create your very own handbags, totes & purses? This class will show you how. You'll learn all the design & sewing secrets behind making your own bags with all the pockets, zippers & straps you can dream up! We'll be making: Zippered cosmetic bag, Reversible shopper tote, & Backpack In this 3 week workshop you'll learn the following: - How to construct the bag exterior & lining using different shape variations. - How to work with different materials including interfacings, different weights of bag making fabrics, even some faux leather & faux suede. - How to add pockets (zippered, open, flaps, etc) where you want them. - Techniques for different types of closures (zippers, snaps, buttons, velcro, etc.) - Adding straps & handles. Supply lists & more information about this class can be found here—https://www.maverydesigns.com/baglab/ Book here—https://www.hisawyer.com/mavery-designs/schedules/activity-set/161117-bag-lab-at-home?source=semester - Blazer Boot Camp | At Home Blazers are back! We'll teach you how to sew a fitted blazer in this 6 week intermediate level class. Students will focus on learning intermediate level sewing skills to create a fully lined, wearable blazer with welted pockets. We'll be taking you through creating a muslin for the jack so that this jacket fits your body well. 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. This class can be taken in our Sewing Studio in Hoboken (6 spots available) or you can take it from home and attend live instruction classes via video. Supply lists & more information about this class can be found here—https://www.maverydesigns.com/jacketbootcamp/ Book here—https://www.hisawyer.com/mavery-designs/schedules/activity-set/161860-blazer-boot-camp-at-home?source=semester - Sewing Knitwear Boot Camp | At Home Our Sewing Knitwear Boot Camp is our 6 Week (15 hours of class) master class for all things sewing knits. Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills using stretch knits. This is a sewing course is designed for the sewing student who's had some basic experience. Each class is project-oriented and will work on three wearable projects throughout the six-week class. Projects in this class include: t-shirt, joggers, & dress. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this class: - How to sew with knit fabrics. - Which needle? Which Stitch? Seam Allowances for knits? - Review of threading & operating the sewing machine. - Basic clothing construction. - How to read a sewing pattern - Identifying different types of knits, - Which fabrics work best for which projects & which knit is which? Supply lists & more information about this class can be found here—https://www.maverydesigns.com/sewingknitwearbootcamp/ Book here—https://www.hisawyer.com/mavery-designs/schedules/activity-set/161869-knitwear-boot-camp-at-home?source=semester - Embroidery Lab | At Home Learn how to do beautiful hand embroidery techniques using a hoop, thread, needle and fabric. No sewing experience is necessary to join this class. Experienced stitchers will learn new things each session and perfect their skills with additional sessions. Week 1: Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, Chain Stitch, Whipped Back Stitch, Woven Backstitch, French Knots, Wagon Wheel Flower, Lazy Daisy Week 2: Satin Stitch, Fishbone Leaves, Pekinese Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Fly Stitch, Cross Stitch, Bead Stitch, & Satin Stitch. Week 3: Work on a project using all the stitches we've learned. Supply lists & more information about this class can be found here—https://www.maverydesigns.com/embroidery-lab/ 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 & the pace that you work. The classes will be taught through live video instruction. Students must have their own sewing machine, tools & supplies. Book here—https://www.hisawyer.com/mavery-designs/schedules/activity-set/161130-embroidery-lab-at-home?source=semester For more classes, go to—https://www.maverydesigns.com
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Adult sewing class schedule — https://www.maverydesigns.com/all-adult-classes/