Last time I told you about some of the classes I paid for on Craftsy.
Today I’ll let you know about the free mini classed I enrolled. I will list them in no special order. Basically I signed up for all sewing free classes and some quilting classes as well. Not to mention one knitting class and a cooking one. They are free after all, nothing lost by trying them.
First class is Mastering Zipper Techniques with Sunni Standing who blogs at A Fashionable Stitch. Love her clear steps on how to get perfect zip insertion every time, managed to get from her some woven stay tape to help. That is because I could not find it in UK so had mine sent all the way from USA!!!
Another free mini class is Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z with Steffani Lincecum. This is a beginner class that give the basics of most common feet used with a sewing machine. What are they used for and gives a demo of what type of stitches can be used with them. Some people were disappointed about this class as they expected a class that demonstrated techniques on using each foot.
Kristin Link has two mini classes on Bag-Making Basics. On one she shows us how to make a Drawstring Bag and a Bucket bag. The other class shows how to make Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch. I watched the classes but as of yet have not tried to make any of the backs she is showcasing. However, the process seems pretty easy and straightforward.
In the quilting section I picked up the Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 with Amy Gibson (She blogs at Stitchery Dickory Dock) That’s how I got interested in the first place to try quilting. Her classes are packed with loads of tips and she makes quilting as a fun craft that’s not that hard to do, as I originally thought. Well the fabric cutting I mean. That still puts me off a little. So only doing little projects like baby quilts and just trying different block just for fun with scraps that I still have in my stash. . I am slowly getting into making bigger block. If only I could find someone to cut the fabric for me. The sewing up part is fast.
Then Craftsy started another Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 with Laura Nownes this time. The class shows different techniques and blocks than the ones from 2012. I do prefer Amy’s style, she seems a bit more dynamic. However, Laura’s class is still packed with loads of tips and good practices. Just hope that soon I will get my act together and get more sewing done. In the mean time, i am watching others do that.
Last, but not least , is Creative Quilt Backs with Elizabeth Hartman. She shows a fun way of using scrap fabrics by randomly putting them together and making fun back for your quilts. Again, I have not watched it all the way yet, but about half way. Random quilting? yeah I think I like the idea. Anything that does not take forever to finish it’s good enough for me to try.
So have you tried any of the Craftsy free classes? Did you enjoy them? Have you learnt anything new? Let me know your thought I’d love to know your opinions on online classes.