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Sewing Dresses Boot Camp

at M Avery Designs - Hoboken

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Hoboken, New Jersey
720 Monroe St Ste E306, 3rd Fl
Btwn 7th & 8th Streets
Hoboken, New Jersey 7030
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this dressmaking class:

Learn all the basics of sewing beautiful dresses that fit you in just a few (super fun) weeks!

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills to create 2-3 gorgeous dresses that actually fit your body. We’ve designed a 15 hour sewing class that will take your skills to the next level.

This sewing course is designed for students who’s had some basic experience. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 6 weekly classes.

As with all our sewing classes, all students work at their own pace and focus on learning new skills based on the skills they come to class with.

How many dresses you make in the class will depend on:
  • How much experience you come to class with.
  • How much work you do at home and in open lab.
  • The pace you work.
Part 1 will focus on the following:
  • Taking your own body measurements.
  • Review of Seam Allowance and why is it important?
  • Review of threading & operating the sewing machine.
  • Learning basic clothing construction.
  • How to read a sewing pattern.
Part 2 will focus on the following:
  • Which patterns are right for me?
  • What adjustments do I need to make?
  • How do I take things in and let them out.
  • How can I make this fit better?
Important Things to Note: 
  • This includes free Sew Club classes during AND one month past your beginner sewing boot camp classes. Sew Club is a great time to “makeup” anything you might have missed in a class, catch up on anything you fall behind on, or just sew whatever you’d like. There are no makeup classes if you miss a session. Cost of Sew Club is normally $20/class.
  • Small, Personal Classes. There are only 6 spots per session.
Materials you will need to bring to class:
Fabric is not included. Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 per yard. We have a variety of types, colors & prints, but keep in mind we are not a fabric store.

Projects in this class:

Dress 1: Chic simple shift with sleeves
  • 3 Yards of light to medium weight woven fabric (no stretch or very little stretch). Some examples of suitable fabric types include silk or rayon crepe, shirtings, lawn, silk twill, light wool gabardine, wool crepe.
  • 22″ invisible zipper
  • one small hook and eye
  • 2 yards of bias tape
    We’re happy to provide the bias tape and hook and eye to each student free of charge. 
Dress 2: Gathered waist draped collar sleeveless dress
  • 3.5 Yards of light to medium weight woven fabric (no stretch or very little stretch). Some examples of suitable fabric types include cotton voile, lawn, rayon challis, batiste, dotted swiss, georgette, light to medium weight silks.
  • 1.5 Yards of bias tape
  • 1.5 Yards of 3/4″ or 1″ wide elastic.
    We’re happy to provide the elastic and bias tape to each student free of charge. 
Dress 3: Fitted waist with princess seams dress
  • 3 Yards of medium weight fabrics such as poplin, denim, corduroy, velveteen, twill, flannel, wool crêpe or gabardine. Top is lined with same fabric as dress.
  • 22-inch coil zipper (not invisible)
  • Hook and eye – We’re happy to provide these.

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Refund Policy
You must sign up for a class either online, in person, or by telephone BEFORE a class to be guaranteed a spot. It's best to sign up at least a few days before the class to ensure your spot, as well as to help us properly plan for the class. Classes fill up frequently. You can always try dropping in on a class, but there may not be room for you in a class and in this case you will be turned away.

M Avery Designs reserves the right to cancel a class that does not have sufficient enrollment. If this happens to a class you are signed up for, you will be notified at least 24 hours before the class starts. You can choose to have the cost of the class refunded or to apply the balance of the class to your account to be used for a future class.

There are no monetary refunds for canceling any adult or children's class or private lesson.

Please let us know as soon as you can if for some reason you have to cancel or reschedule a private sewing lesson or group class. Group classes can be rescheduled only if there is a future occurrence of the class.

Due to the hands-on nature of all our classes & workshop, there is very limited space in all our classes! No shows and last minute cancelations (within 48 hour of the class) cannot reschedule. Here's what you can do: 

If there is another occurrence, you can email us the night before it happens. If that session is not already full, you can attend the next day. However, we will not reserve space for you in a second class, if you miss your first.


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Question from Anonymous
Is this class exclusive for women?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is not exclusive for women, this is open for everyone. Thanks!
Question from LenaKR
Hello, would like to attend Sewing Dresses Boot camp class. I'd like to know why on M Avery Designs Studio page one of dresses is = Gathered waist draped collar sleeveless dress instead of (by your information) Sleeve-less Mondrian Inspired A-Line Shift?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Sorry for any confusion! The projects listed on M Avery Designs Studio page is more updated. We've made changes to the CourseHorse class page to make sure it's the same. Dress 2 is the Gathered waist draped collar sleeveless dress.

Reviews of Classes at M Avery Designs (45)

(45 Reviews)
Sewing Dresses Boot Camp
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/14/2016
It's a good class and the teacher is a good teacher I recommend the class
Sewing Dresses Boot Camp
Reviewed by Tarek K. on 2/10/2019

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