(This post sponsored by Craftsy.)
I only recently discovered the website Craftsy. They offer a large number of crafting classes in a wide range of different crafts, from sewing to photography to cake decorating. They also sell independent downloadable patterns and I'm selling my sewing patterns there now.
I haven't had the opportunity to take any of their classes yet, but they really look tempting. Right now they have a number of "mini-classes" that are free to try. Plus, TODAY ONLY they are having a Flash Sale on classes.
Here are a few classes that I thought might be of interest to my readers. I know I have people visit who are interested in sewing, but don't know where to start and some of these may be perfect.
Sew Ready: Machine Basics - This class teaches the basics of how to use a sewing machine and how to deal with problems when they crop up.
Sewing Machine Feet from A-Z - I'm probably going to take this class soon, as I have a lot of feet for my new machine that I have no idea how to use.
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag and Bucket Bag and Bag Making Basics: Reversible Tote and Zipper Pouch - Both these free classes are good beginning projects. I highly believe when you're learning a new skill you should be making something while you learn and bags are great projects.
Micro Torch Basics - This jewelry making course is an intro to the butane micro torch and it's use in jewelry, but it might be useful knowledge for a range of steampunk projects.
Sewing Studio: Fashion Fitting, Home Decor and More - This in-depth beginning level sewing class teaches the skills necessary to make a pillow and a pencil skirt.
Tailoring Ready-To-Wear - This is a class every sewist needs. How to take off the rack clothing and make it fit perfectly. I'll admit I probably need to take this class because I sort of skipping learning to alter clothes and went right into making them from scratch.
Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress - I adore the style of this retro dress. This class takes you through the patterning, fitting, and construction process to make your own.
Metalsmithing at Home - Learn to solder rings, bracelets and earrings in this jewelry making course that again could have wider applications.
Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling - You probably know that I have an interest in slowing making my home's decor more steampunk, and furniture upcycling plays a big role in that. If I ever have time to tackle another piece.
If anyone does try these classes out, please report back! I'd love to hear feedback about them.