M Avery Designs

M Avery Designs

Hoboken, Hoboken, New Jersey
(55 Reviews)

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 taught in our spacious and comfortable studio in the Monroe Center in Hoboken, NJ.

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!

Reviews of M Avery Designs

(55 Reviews)
Hand Embroidery Lab


Attended: Hand Embroidery Lab

Learned some really good techniques and basic understanding of embroidery. Looking forward to more, and online would be awesome.

Beginner Sewing Boot Camp - Wearables


Attended: Beginner Sewing Boot Camp - Wearables

Awesome class! Very helpful and hands-on instruction for beginners.

Sewing Machine Basics

Stephanie H.

Attended: Sewing Machine Basics

This was a great class as intro to using a sewing machine. By the end we'd made pin cushions and I felt very confident to use my machine at home and thread the machine. Nancy was a great teacher!

Modern Quilting Lab


Attended: Modern Quilting Lab

Great class! The instructor was always willing to help and answer questions. It was very enjoyable. I learned a lot of great sewing skills.

Mend, Alter and Upcycle Sewing Boot Camp

Jennifer H.

Attended: Mend, Alter and Upcycle Sewing Boot Camp

This was my second class at M. Avery Designs, and it was awesome! I learned practical skills like how to hem in general, hem jeans, blind hem, replacing buttons and zippers, and patching holes. Megan was a wonderful teacher, and gave me extra help when something was unclear or I forgot something from the previous class. She was extremely patient. During the last two class we put our skills to use by bringing in items we wanted to alter/mend. I was able to take in the armpit area of two dresses, so that the area would not longer show my bra. I also turned a long sleeve flannel into a short sleeve one, and altered an over-sized childhood t-shirt into something I can actually wear. I wish I had learned to sew sooner, but so glad I found M. Avery Designs when I did. I highly suggest the school, this specific class, and will likely take another course to further my sewing skills. Thanks so much Megan!

Sewing Machine Basics

Marcia H.

Attended: Sewing Machine Basics

I love the class, the instructor was awesome and very professional. I learn a lot from that class. Looking forward to continuing with sewing.

Sewing Machine Basics

Rebecca G.

Attended: Sewing Machine Basics

It was very hands on which is the best way to learn!

Bodice Pattern Drafting

Sara M.

Attended: Bodice Pattern Drafting

Good material & well presented. In the end it was a little rushed, so they may want to start it an hour earlier.

Sewing Machine Basics

jen c.

Attended: Sewing Machine Basics

The class was fun & our instructor was excellent! Can't wait to take another class.

Sewing Machine Basics

Nyoka G.

Attended: Sewing Machine Basics

I have taken sewing classes before where I went to class and used their machines, then I went home and was intimidated by my own machine being different. By taking my machine to this class and really learning it, I am now so confident that I have started a project immediately at home. The instructor's pace was great for beginner level. Her information was clearly understood and her advanced preparation made the process very organized. Thank you.

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720 Monroe St Ste E306, 3rd Fl, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
M Avery Designs
Hoboken, New Jersey
720 Monroe St Ste E306, 3rd Fl
Btwn 7th & 8th Streets
Hoboken, New Jersey 7030

Getting into the building:
There are two entrances.

Entrance 1 (closest to studio) is on Monroe St. about halfway between 7th & 8th Street. Door is to the right of "Shaka Bowl" & to the left of "School of Rock. Walk to elevator, come to 3rd floor, make left and you can't miss the antique sewing machine in the hall. Suite E306.

Entrance 2 is on 8th street, just past the corner store. Elevator is a quick right after you come in door, come to 3rd floor, make left, make another left and walk to the end of the long hallway. You can't miss the antique sewing machine in the hall outside our door. Suite E306

Getting up to our studio taking stairs: If you'd like to avoid the elevators, enter the building using the door to the right of the Shaka Bowl Entrance on Monroe Street, about halfway between 7th & 8th streets. Walk in and you'll see a stair case. These will go up to second floor. Once on second floor head to the right and make your way to the south east corner of the building (closes to 7th street). You'll see another set of stairs. Take these up to the third floor, make a left out of the stair well and you'll see our studio at the end of the hall.


Sadly, there is no longer free parking any more. You must find street parking on the streets provided for visitor parking. Most of the streets require you to use the Park Mobile App. to pay for your parking.

There is a paid parking garage behind our building. Follow Jackson St. until you get to 7th, make a left and you'll see the parking garage entrance. We encourage our students to take public transportation, uber/lyft or walk to the studio.

When parking on street make sure sign on the street is white with green writing and says "Resident parking only. All others 4 Hour Limit."

ALSO make sure there isn't street cleaning happening during the time you'll be parking there.

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If you are walking or coming from the light rail, come in the entrance on 8th street between Monroe & Jackson (but closer to Monroe).

-Make an immediate left a for elevator
-Come up to the third floor.
-Make a left off the elevator, make another quick left and keep walking to other side of the building. You'll see our vintage sewing machines in the hall. Suite E306

Upcoming Classes at M Avery Designs

Me Made Wardrobe Builder: Reef Camisole & Shorts Set
Me Made Wardrobe Builder: Reef Camisole & Shorts Set
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 17th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Me Made Wardrobe Builder: Cottesloe Bathing Suit
Me Made Wardrobe Builder: Cottesloe Bathing Suit
Next start date:

Tuesday Jun 22nd, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Learn to Sew Lab | At Home
Learn to Sew Lab | At Home
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 7th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Teachers at M Avery Designs

Anna Slocum Christen Rocco Cindy Bokser Eleanor Sgaramella Eleanor Sgaramella & Ellen Brown Ellen Brown Ellen Brown & Emily Dalton Emily Dalton Janet Jeun-Gourley Lauren Obenour Megan Avery Megan Sawyer Megan Avery and Ellen Brown Nancy Randall Nancy Randall & Ellen Brown Nicole Poko Rachael Batliner Ruby Gertz Vanessa Broerman Vanessa Broerman & Ellen Brown Vanessa Broerman, Nancy Randall, Ellen Brown
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