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I’m back today with another Craftsy class review! You may remember that I’ve been a big fan of Craftsy for a while now, and I’m excited to share with you my review of Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows.
Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows
The instructor of this class is Linda Lee. Linda has taught several of the Craftsy classes, and has a great teaching style. She’s very easy to understand, and explains the steps in the lessons very clearly.
Linda is also an author of a few sewing books, and has written articles for several sewing magazines.
I was so surprised to see that she has written one of my favorite sewing books that I have in my sewing studio – Sewing Edges & Corners. This book is filled with details that you can add to pillows, home decor sewing projects, or even to clothing. I’ve had this book for years, it was written in 2000, but her techniques are timeless.
Linda gives an overview about different kinds of luxury fabrics in the beginning of the class. She talks about the different characteristics of each kind of luxury fabric, and also gives tips for working with them.
5 different pillow styles are taught in this class. Each one using a different type of luxury fabric. You can see all five pillows in the picture above with Linda Lee.
2 of the pillows are basic knife-edge pillows. One is made from a satin fabric, and the other is made from a velvet fabric. Linda does give very good instructions for making a basic pillow for the beginner student.
The other 3 pillows are a little more advanced.
Linda makes a flanged pillow case for the satin pillow out of a beautiful sheer fabric.
She also explains very well how to make a round pillow that has a center tufted button.
One of the reasons that I wanted to take this class is because of this next pillow – a reverse smocked pillow. I was excited to see that this was one of the pillows that Linda taught.
I’ve wanted to make this kind of pillow for a long time, but have always hesitated because the technique to smock the pillow looked like it would be very complicated. But, I’m happy to report that with Linda’s great instructions, this pillow was not at all hard to make!
Here’s my version of the smocked pillow. I didn’t make it out of a luxury fabric, but I think the smocking technique adds a lot to this plain fabric.
This smocking technique does take a little time to do, but it’s not hard with Linda’s smocking chart which comes in the class instructions. I just put some good music on one afternoon, and smocked away!
I love pillows, and nice fabrics, so this class was a winner for me. I think anyone who has some basic to more advanced sewing skills would enjoy and learn a lot in this class.
Reviews Of Class –
It seems that others who have taken the class really like it too. Here are the reviews of the class so far.
Craftsy is such a wonderful company. I love that you can watch their classes whenever you want, and as many times as you’d like. Any questions are answered quickly by the instructors, and Craftsy is very good at showing the close-up details of each lesson on the videos.
I’m thrilled to be able to offer all of my wonderful readers this class at a discount price!
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.