PSA: Craftsy

Here’s a public service announcement for any of you who haven’t yet jumped on the Craftsy bandwagon. Next weekend, during all of the Black Friday weekend frenzy, a whole lotta stuff will be on sale! Be sure to create your Craftsy account now and get ready for their awesome promotions!

Strip Your StasIn Craftsy’s own words, here’s who they are and what they are about, plus a little “behind the scenes”:

Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

Playful Piecing Techniques

Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Craftsy Class
Before filming even begins, hours and hours are spent determining what content will be covered in each class, and how to best teach specific techniques to the camera. Instructors work with an instructional designer to create an in-depth outline of each lesson, and decide how to best prepare props or “step-outs” that show what your project should like at different steps. Instead of a scripted class, instructors follow their outlines on camera to create an authentic and engaging teaching experience.

Design It Quilt It
Most Craftsy classes are filmed in one of five studios in Denver, CO, assuring that every part of the production process goes off without a hitch. They fly in instructors from all over the world to spend several days filming, then spend several weeks turning hours of footage into a two to three hour class experience that has been watched, rewatched, and reviewed by industry experts. The final result is an HD-quality video that takes you in-depth into specific topics in any given craft category- from cooking and fine art to sewing and knitting.

Dot to Dot Quilting

What IS the Craftsy experience?
Craftsy classes are designed to have all the benefits of an in-person class, with none of the drawbacks. Available online and on-demand, you always have world-class instructors at the tip of your fingers. You can retake the class as many times as you want, and the 30-second repeat feature allows you to watch the same section over and over again until you get every technique just right.

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Watching a Craftsy class is like having a first-row seat with some of the best instructors in the world. Even better, classes have a 100% money-back guarantee.

Try online learning today with a free mini-class! Choose from 23 Free Classes at Craftsy ranging from drawing and painting to sewing and quilting, from knitting to cake decorating and more.


Ok, back to me again! Just “sew” you know – all of the above pictures are classes I’ve taken or are currently enrolled in. 🙂 Be sure to browse around so you are ready to pick your favorites when they go on sale!

9 thoughts on “PSA: Craftsy

  1. Debi Bielawski says:

    I am enrolled in at least 3 of of those classes. Angela Walters Dotcto Dot is awesome. .Another that I love is Stupendous Stitching with Carol Abn Wagh…cant wait to do her portrait class.

  2. Debi Bielawski says:

    I am enrolled in at least 3 of of those classes. Angela Walters Dotcto Dot is awesome. .Another that I love is Stupendous Stitching with Carol Abn Wagh…cant wait to do her portrait class

  3. Pat Converse says:

    I am also a Craftsy lover. I have purchased many classes from them & have never been disappointed. I like that I can go back months after originally viewing & re-watch them, which I do a lot. They are great inspiration & no matter how many times you watch them, you almost always pick up something new or see something you forgot. You can also view projects others have done. This has helped me decide if a class is what I’m looking for.

    I have also gotten some very good fabric deals from them. And then there are the patterns.

    Yup, I’m a lover of Craftsy.

  4. Janet Deschamps says:

    I love Craftsy classes! I love that you can watch them over and over, and at 2 am if you want! Great support materials too. And the price is right too. Looking forward to the sale!

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