¡Hola! I’m Vanessa, the Crafty Gemini. Welcome to my home on the web. If you’re new to my website watch this short intro video I created for you to show you around a bit. We have project based video courses, online sewing clubs, patterns, supplies, notions and even 450+ FREE step-by-step video tutorials here just for you! Have a look around and enjoy!

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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!

How to Make a Curly Hair Wrap

My curly hair has gone through so many different phases over the years. The texture and shape of my curls has changed multiple times. After having children my hair changed so much I didn’t even know how to deal with it. Once I found myself chasing toddlers and tending to the homestead I decided it […]

25+ Last Minute Gifts you can make!

Are you down to the wire and need some quick, stash-busting projects you can still make in time for holiday gift-giving? If so, I’ve got your back! Here is a complete video playlist of all my last minute DIY gift tutorials I’ve put together for you! Some of these items only take a few minutes […]

How to Make a Scrunchie- VIDEO TUTORIAL

The holidays are right around the corner and if you’re like me you probably still have a bunch of gifts to make. Here’s a FREE video tutorial to help you make these fun hair scrunchies for the long haired people in your life. It’s a quick and inexpensive project any confident beginner can tackle. We […]

NEW House Update- Nov. 2019

Our new house is coming along nicely. I put together a video tour to show where we are in the building process right now. Walls have been drywalled, and outdoor kitchen slab is poured! Watch the video tour for info on floor plan, square footage and some of the plans I have for our new […]

Turmeric Rice – Video Recipe

I’m back with a cooking tutorial for you! This time I’ll show you how to make Turmeric Rice. Turmeric has many health benefits and is a natural way to color your rice if you want yellow rice. Only five ingredients needed for this one! This recipe is vegetarian and vegan friendly. Click here for the […]

How to Knit for Beginners- FREE video

So many of you have told me you have wanted to learn how to knit over the years and have had nothing but unsuccessful attempts. Hopefully, my video tutorial will help get you on your way to knitting your first project! In this Video #3 of my Knitting for Beginners tutorial series I show you […]

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!