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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!

3D Triangle Pop Out Pouch- Sewing Tutorial

I know how much you enjoy small pouch projects so, I’m back with another tutorial for you! This 3D Triangle Pop Out Pouch is a beginner friendly, scrap busting project that makes a great little gift! As pictured above I have made them in two different sizes. The smaller of the two features the 4″ […]

How to Knit a Dishcloth/Washcloth – FREE PDF Pattern & Video

It’s time to put your basic knitting skills to use and make a fun & practical project! I designed this Grid Stitch Dishcloth pattern to help beginners practice their knit and purl stitches while giving me the opportunity to teach you an increase and decrease stitch! As usual, I filmed a video tutorial for you […]

Pollinator Health & Garden Update

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored/partnered post. It is Spring in Florida and my garden says it all! So much life all around. It’s been a few months since we did a garden update but we’re back! I think you will agree that it looks a lot different than it did back in March. This […]

How to Purl- Knitting for Beginners Video Tutorial

I’m back with another knitting tutorial! If you don’t know how to knit this is the perfect time! Very few supplies and a low cost to get started. All you need is a ball of yarn and some knitting needles! In this video tutorial I teach you how to work the purl stitch. I knit […]

How to Start Seeds for a Vegetable Garden

It’s Spring and our garden is in full swing here in North Central Florida, Zone8b. As I post pictures and videos of my garden on Facebook and Instagram I’ve received many requests for more YouTube tutorials on the topic. I did a similar video about 8 years ago but wanted to give you an updated […]

NEW House Update- March 2020

We are so close to moving into the new house! I wanted to share a walk through video with you before we get ready to move in and change things up inside. Watch this update video I put together for you! Hope you enjoy it. The kitchen and sewing rooms are my fave!

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.

The NEW Crafty Gemini Fabric Shop & Studio in Gainesville, FL is now open! Come visit us and shop local!

Business hours:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 11:00am- 6:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm 

Saturday: 10:00am- 3:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am- 3:00pm 

Shop location: 501F NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609.

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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Step by Step Video Courses

Get immediate access to dozens of sewing & quilting video courses. Each project contains printed PDF instructions and step by step video lessons to help you get successful results.

Video of the Month Clubs

Save $ and join one of our sewing clubs! Each club features different projects each with it’s own PDF & video lessons. Learn how to make beautiful handbags, wallets, organizer projects and more.

Gather your supplies

We carry everything you need for a variety of our clubs & courses. Including bag and wallet supply kits, notions, tools and other handy supplies at great prices!

Sew Alongs & Quilt Alongs

Follow along with the video lessons every step of the way to complete quilts and garments. Then share your pics on our Facebook pages!

Video Tutorials

Watch 450+ FREE step-by-step instructional video tutorials on sewing, quilting, soapmaking, crochet, arm knitting, gardening and even cooking/baking. All taught with a straight forward and easy to follow teaching style!

LIVE video chats

Join me for LIVE video chats where we talk about new projects, sew, laugh and make online sewing friends around the globe!