Update – Since writing this post about Craftsy, I was honored to be asked by Craftsy to teach a class! I’m very excited to announce that my class Custom Bedding – Decorative Shams and Bolsters is now available on the Craftsy site! In this class I teach how to make three different types of bedding pillows, sewing tips and tricks, how to pick fabrics, which pillow forms to use and so much more. You can watch this preview of the class if you would like to see some of the details.
Have you heard about Craftsy? It’s a great website that offers on-line classes on several subjects (15 different categories) from sewing and knitting to photography and cake decorating, and some of the classes are free! You can’t beat that.
I first heard about Craftsy a year ago or so. I joined, but didn’t take any of their classes. There’s no cost to join Craftsy. When I joined, it was to submit some of my own projects. That’s another one of the great features of Craftsy – anyone can submit their own projects in the projects section. It’s a wonderful resource for all different kinds of projects.
Craftsy also has an on-line store where you can purchase some of the supplies for the classes, fabrics, tools and notions, and books.
Besides all of the regular classes that you can buy, Craftsy has 29 FREE mini-classes too. They’re called mini classes, but the one I’ve been watching, Mastering Zipper Techniques, shows four different techniques and has more than 80 minutes of instruction!
I love to learn, and even though I’ve been sewing for years (more than 40!), I’ve learned quite a bit from the few sewing classes I’ve watched so far.
You can watch the classes anytime, day or night at your convenience. They are always available for you to watch over and over at your own pace. You can ask questions, and take notes during the class so that you don’t have to go back through the whole video.
(This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a class purchase through one of these links, I’ll receive a commission to keep my craft fix alive. However, I only mention products that I love and would recommend, whether I was being compensated or not. This does not cost you any extra, and it helps pay for running my blog site. Thanks!)
Here’s a list of the Craftsy classes that I’ve signed up for so far:
(I haven’t watched all of them yet.)
Tailoring Ready-To-Wear – I received this class for free from Craftsy, and I’m part way through it. I’ve always wanted to learn how to tailor some of my clothes so that they fit better. I’ll do a review of the class soon.
Mastering Zipper Techniques – This is one of the free classes that I was talking about above. I’ve always been a little bit intimidated by invisible zippers, but the instructor gives very clear instructions inserting an invisible zipper. She makes it look so easy!
Modern Buttercream – Free. Yum!
Sewing Machine Feet From A To Z – Free. I know about a lot of different sewing machine feet, and can’t wait to learn about some new ones.
Professional Family Portraits – Free. I love taking pictures, and I’m hoping this class will give me some good photography tips.
Acrylic Painting Basics and Beyond– We’ll see if this class will help me become somewhat of a painter!
Bag Making Basics – Reversible Tote and Zipper Pouch– Free. I’ve been wanting to make some bags out of leftover fabric.
Sew Ready Machine Basics – Free. I’ve watch some of this one too. Again, even though I’ve been sewing for years, I’m learning new things.
Painting Flowers In Acrylic – Another free class that I thought would be fun to try.
Here’s a list of the Craftsy classes that are on my wishlist:
Custom Fit Slipcovers – I do a very little bit of slipcovering now, and would love to learn more about it.
Sewing Custom Roman Shades-I know how to make custom romans, but I know the instructor, Susan Woodcock, will do a wonderful job teaching this class. She has been a speaker in several classes that I’ve taken at drapery conferences.
Drab To Fab Furniture Upcycling
Healthy Mediterranean Cooking Techniques – I love Mediterranean food, and this class is on sale right now!
Perfecting The Piecrust – My husband would appreciate if I took this class!
Decadent Chocolate Cakes – Another yum course!
Beginner Serging – I’ve been using a serger for a few years, but I’m sure there’s lots I don’t know about it!
I’m very excited about learning new things through Craftsy. While I’m sewing in my studio I like to listen to the classes, it’s an easy way to multi-task! I can just stop the recording and go back if there’s something I want to watch again.
Have any of you taken a Craftsy class? If so, which ones?
Like I said, it’s free and easy to sign up. Enjoy!
I’m very excited to be able to offer special discount prices for many of the Craftsy classes for my readers! You can find a list and links for all of the discounted classes on my Craftsy Class Discounts page.
*If you sign up for Craftsy and a class, I make a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any extra. Thanks!
Are you a blogger? You can also get a free Craftsy class to review. Join here.