Which Craftsy sewing class should I take?

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Hi, have you taken any Craftsy sewing classes? I’m trying to figure out which one to pick because I get to take one class for free. Yes, I’m the lucky recipient of a free Craftsy class as part of my Sewing Indie prize package for winning the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest! As of today, there are 138 classes to choose from.

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I took one class in 2013 – Christine Haynes Sassy Librarian Blouse. (You can see my finished blouse in this post from 2013.) I logged into my Craftsy account to look at the sewing classes, and saw that I’ve actually paid for EIGHT classes. But – I’m embarrassed to admit this – I’ve only viewed the one in its entirety. Oops.

How did that happen? Well, I bought most classes on an impulse (sale!) or in the case of the Jean-ius! class, I had read Amy’s Sew Well post “Designer Denim Made to Order” about her experience making a pair of jeans for a petite friend, and decided to buy it because it seemed really good (plus she provided a link for 40 percent off). I guess I was more interested in sewing, rather than watching videos.

Here are the other Craftsy classes I purchased:

Now I’d like to pick another sewing class. If you have any recommendations (or have taken any of the above classes), please let me know. (Note: I’m not interested in any bra-making or home dec classes.)  I’m considering David Page Coffin’s Shirtmaking Details: Beyond the Basics class because I just got his book on shirtmaking. Another class that looks interesting is Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines with Suzy Furrer. I just got a serger, so maybe a class on serger techniques. This is a nice challenge to have. Thank you, Craftsy!

Happy sewing!

Author: Chuleenan

Chuleenan sews, collects hats and shoes, and is a fabric addict. She is also the organizer for the Bay Area Sewists Meetup group.

6 thoughts on “Which Craftsy sewing class should I take?”

  1. I’ve taken quite a few classes to date but mostly have to do with techniques that are needed for the sewing that is being done or gotten stuck. While I haven’t made the garments illustrated in the class, the techniques have all been used in my sewing.

    1. I’ve made one top from a Craftsy class but I haven’t yet watched some of the other classes I’ve bought. I’d rather spend my time sewing than watching and there just never seems to be enough time in the day.

  2. I have taken many craftsy classes and continue to do so. I have learned many new to me techniques that have helped me greatly. I think the class you choose would depend upon what you would like to know more about. Pam Howard’s shirt making class is excellent lots of great information. In this class you would make a shirt from start to finish. I would recommend David coffins class if you already knew shirt making techniques and wanted to make some variations in the details. Suzy Furrrers classes are all execelent and very through if you are interested in pattern drafting. Kenneth D. Kings classes are very through and are valueable as well. I would also recommend reading the class reviews for any class that might interest you. Good luck and happy sewing.

    1. Thank you, Kim. I haven’t made very many shirts so maybe Pam Howard’s class would be a good one to take first. I need to think about what I’m most interested in learning next and how that fits with what’s in my sewing queue.

  3. I have watched two of the Suzy Furrer pattern drafting classes (skirts and pants) and thought they were very good. They are normally among the more expensive classes, so they would be a good choice for a “any one free class” coupon.

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