Craftsy Class Reviews

This page is devoted to reviews of the Craftsy  classes I have taken.  I find reviews helpful before I buy something, and I hope you do too.

Before you read further, I must tell you that I am a Craftsy  affiliate.  What does that mean?  Well, if you click through to Craftsy  using any of the links on this page and you purchase a class, I DO get a small commission on your purchase.  I use these commissions to fund giveaways on my blog.  I enjoy giving things away, but don't have any sponsors to fund it regularly.  So these commissions do the trick.  

While I am an affiliate, I want to assure you that these reviews are wholly my own opinions!  Craftsy does not pay me for reviews or even ask me to review these classes.  I give you my honest opinion.  While I haven't taken a bad class yet, if I do, you can be sure that I will tell you so!  I personally don't like spending my precious fabric budget on bad classes.  It irks me.  So I wouldn't expect you to like it either.

So here we go...Please let me start with my TOP 5 classes.  These are the classes that I keep going back to - either to make the pattern that was the focus of the class or to review the skills and techinques.

  •  "Tara Rebman- Quilt-As-You-Go: Patchwork Bags"  - I really enjoyed this class and reviewed it HERE.   I also made a 2nd bag right after the first, with a few adjustments to the pattern, which I talked about HERE.  I have now made at least 6 of these bags.  They are so versatile and make great gifts.  See the one below!

  • Tinker Tote #4, front
  • Design it, Quilt It - with Cindy Needham - This class is awesome!  Not only does Cindy show you the basics of free motion quilting, there is so much content in this class that it really should have been 3 classes.  I talked a bit about this class in THIS post.
  • Machine Quilting Negative Space - with Angela Walters - one of my favorite classes!  Angela shows you how to quilt several of her favorite quilting designs and how to mix them up.  I re-watch this class about every year.  Not only does she show you how to quilt her favorite motifs but she gives great advice about how to just relax and quilt. (A reminder I need!)
  •  Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot by Jacquie Gering. This is the intro class to walking foot quilting, but it contains SO MUCH info!!  Her follow up class is great too, but this is the class that I continue to rewatch to remind myself about registration lines and lining everything up nicely.

  • Rainbow Mini Swap item
  • Bag Making Basics - reversible tote & zipper pouch - This class is pretty good and FREE!!!!.  I liked the projects and the instructor was pretty clear on how to make them.  I've made a few of the zipper pouches, and thanks to the class, the zipper isn't so scary.


Here are the other classes I have taken:

These are the machine quilting classes I've taken:

Free quilting classes I have taken:
Sewing classes:
  • Sew Little Nursery Design - not finished with the class yet.  This was probably the first sewing class I bought on Craftsy, and I think the instructor covers some great techniques that will be really helpful as I learn to sew things other than quilts.  BUT, she is a little too energetic and fast-talking for me to watch this class at my normal viewing time (bedtime, of course).  
  • Design and Sew an A-line Skirt - I didn't know anything about garment sewing before taking this class, and I learned a lot.  I still haven't made a skirt yet, but I feel pretty confident that if I follow the instructions in this class, I will be able to make one that fits me perfectly.
  • Tailoring Ready to Wear - not finished with the class yet.
  • Pattern Drafting from Ready to Wear - not finished with the class yet.
  • 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know - Gail Yellen - not finished with the class yet.
Free Sewing Classes:
Food and Cooking Classes:
  • Artisan Bread Making Class - I'm not finished with this class yet, but it is good so far.  I am hoping to bake some homemade bread over the holidays.  I ran out and bought all the necessary stuff!
  • Classic Croissants at Home - not finished with the class yet.
  • A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces - not finished with the class yet.  My one complaint so far is that some of the ingredients used to make some of his modern versions aren't readily available to the average home cook.
  • Perfect Pizza at Home a Free Pizza Making Class - this one is taught by the same instructor as the Artisan Bread Making Class.  He is excellent.  My most recent homemade pizza experience was rather dismal, but now that I've taken this class I am ready to try again!
Fine Art Classes:
Other Classes:

More to come, no doubt!  I hope these help.

If you have any questions about some of the classes listed above, please let me know.  Just because I haven't finished the entire class, doesn't mean I don't have an opinion about how it is going so far.


Jen

3 comments:

  1. wow - I thought I was a huge craftsy fan but you have way more classes than me !! thanks for your reviews !

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  2. I too, would like to thank you. I did not know what OBW was. So of course I googled. Enjoyed your tutorial. Going to follow you. You inspire me.

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  3. Has this article been updated recently? I'd like to know your opinion on some of the craftsy classes you are in the middle of.

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