What are you hoping to learn in 2016? I've put together my short list and a bucket list of Craftsy courses - all with the goal of developing my understanding of sewing and quilting method and technique. (*all Craftsy links in this post are affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored by Craftsy and contains my own opinions and plans. If you make any purchases through my links (in any department) I will earn a portion of the sale at no extra cost to you.)
I mentioned in my post on Sewing Goals & Dreams for 2016 that I want to take and review at least one course each month (my review for January will be posted soon). While I really enjoy taking classes in person, my "local" shop with sewing classes if over an hour away. Even if it were closer, juggling a schedule with homeschool, five kids, church and other activities doesn't leave much room for extra commitments. So I appreciate that Craftsy courses allow me to learn on my own schedule. I can even re-watch segments, or use the thirty second rewind feature to make sure I understand the point or method of the instructor. And, the class is mine forever so I can go back and regresh my memory.
This year I still intend to take a course a month (at least), and while I hope to take a few courses in person and maybe even join a longer online course, I want to take advantage of Craftsy's course offerings. I've taken three sewing-related courses so far from Craftsy. Here are six more sewing and quilting Craftsy courses I've selected to take this year. I would love to go through these courses with other people and dialogue online about the lessons, so if any look good to you, too, let me know!
- One Pattern: Many Looks: Pants (with Kathy Rudy) - I am currently going through this course. One of my goals in sewing is to really understand pants construction. So far this course has been helpful.
- Pattern Making for Knits: Essential Slopers (with Judy Jackson) - I really enjoy sewing with knits and I'd like to learn about pattern making for knits, since ease is so different with knit.
- Piece Like a Pro & The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt - As a new quilter, I am looking for anything to learn in this area.
- Shirtmaking Details Beyond the Basics (with David Paige Coffin) - Pants and shirt making are the two areas I really want to focus on. I was decently happy with the Archer I sewed, but would love to improve my skills in that area.
- Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin (with Linda Lee) I've read good reviews on this course and really want to improve my fit techniques.