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.
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:
- Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques with Katrina Walker
- Tailoring Ready-to-Wear with Angela Wolf
- Sewing with Knits with Meg McElwee
- Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear with Stephanie Lincecum
- The Couture Dress with Susan Khalje
- Design Your Own Handbag with Brett Bara
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!