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Have you heard about our video of the month clubs?! They are all the rage!

We are currently accepting members in the following four sewing clubs:

  1. 2016 Video Bag of the Month Club – Features 5 different handbags. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
  2. 2017 Video Bag of the Month Club – Features 5 more different handbags. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
  3. 2017 Wallet of the Month Club – Features 8 different wallet projects. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
  4. 2018 Organizer of the Month Club– Features 7 different organizer projects. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
  5. 2018 Bag Club – Features 10 different bag projects of all sizes. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.

Note: When you join any of our clubs you have unlimited and indefinite access to the content. Your access to any purchased courses or club memberships never expires and you can always login to your account to download the PDF patterns and/or watch the video lessons.

• We also have a clubs only private Facebook group that you can request to join HERE (make sure you are logged into Facebook before clicking this link) to see pictures of all the amazing projects our club students have made.

Our online shop is stocked with goodies! Browse through our dozens of project based video courses, online sewing clubs, PDF & hard copy patterns, supplies and notions and more!

Fiber Friday #17: Ranunculus Sweater and New Sock Yarn

On Friday, February 3, 2023 Crafty Gemini is hosting Episode #17 of her LIVE video series called Fiber Fridays! In this LIVE event Vanessa will share projects she is working on, new yarn purchases, updates on new pattern designs, fiber related resource books and answer audience questions. This series typically airs the 1st Friday of […]

Sourdough Mini Loaf- Recipe

When it comes to bread-baking, nothing compares to a freshly-baked, crusty sourdough mini loaf. Sourdough breads are incredibly simple to make with the help of just a few key ingredients. Let’s get started and discuss the basics of making a sourdough mini loaf that will become a favorite in your home. 1. This recipe is […]

WIP Wednesday #79: Faux Leather Zipper Pouch Demo & Answering Your Zipper Sewing Questions

It’s time for WIP Wednesday! On this week’s episode, Vanessa is tackling all your questions about zippers, faux leather and giving a faux leather zipper pouch demo! If you’ve ever been stuck trying to figure out how to make a zipper pouch, this episode is just for you! We’ll be answering viewer questions, giving tips […]

Sourdough Bread with Fresh Milled Flour

Baking your own sourdough bread can be a fulfilling and delicious experience. On and off for over a decade, I have been making sourdough bread. I recently decided to start milling my own flour. This is a new experience for me and I am excited to share the journey and insights I have gained in […]

WIP Wednesday #78: What sewing thread to use? How to keep fabric from fraying?

In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa will answer questions that have been submitted by viewers regarding what sewing thread to use for bags, what is a good all purpose sewing thread to have on hand, how to tension top and bobbin threads, and how to keep fabric edges from fraying. Whether you’re sewing your […]

Fiber Friday #16 with Crafty Gemini: The Weekender, Sophie Scarf and EEW Nano 2

On Friday, January 13, 2023 Crafty Gemini is hosting Episode #16 of her LIVE video series called Fiber Fridays! In this LIVE event Vanessa will share projects she is working on, new yarn purchases, updates on new pattern designs, fiber related resource books and answer audience questions. This series typically airs the 1st Friday of […]

I have created over 450+ step by step instructional video tutorials here for you! You are sure to find what you are looking for in our massive archive.

Whenever she gets ready to start a new club, I get giddy with excitement about all of the new projects I’ll be able to make. I also find her clubs to be a great value. I’ve taken single-item sewing classes for the same price as her entire club! And with those classes I don’t get to take the instructor home to help me when I want to make the project again. I can’t wait to get started on her next club!- Jen B.

Thank you for a very detailed tutorial, Vanessa. You are an excellent instructor who really explains all the potential “gotcha” areas where a sewist could run into problems if they’re not careful. A very lovely and functional project, thanks for taking the time to plan, film, edit and post this tutorial ! -Diana from Toronto.

I LOVE Vanessa’s teaching style. She shows and explains in a way that is understandable and never in a way that is belittling. Bonus – I can pause, rewind and watch the tutorial as many times as it takes to finish project! With having a disability, I am unable to attend classes outside of my home. This is a WIN, WIN opportunity! Thanks, Vanessa! -Karol S.

I love love love your tutorials. You have the amazing gift of being a great teacher which is a rarity. The ability to break down a concept and instruct it in usable, easy to follow steps is a rarity. On top of the fact that you are approachable, interesting, down to earth and real. Very non-intimidating. I am so glad I found you several years ago. Your encouragement has been appreciated. – Jane W.

So much easier to learn from a video than just pictures. You are a gifted instructor to have such clear communication and know just what to emphasize and explain to make the learning process so easy. Thank you for sharing these videos. -Elizabeth G.

Vanessa, I could have used this video 10 years ago when I first started machine embroidery! You are a terrific instructor. Thanks for making the videos so logical and straightforward. I have been teaching for 34 years and certainly can appreciate all the hard work that goes into a great lesson. -Geraldine C.

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