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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!

WIP Wednesday #121- Answering questions about the Jalie Laurent sewing pattern & course

If you want to finally make comfortable clothes that fit this is the course for you! Bring your questions as she will be answering questions LIVE as well! In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is answering any questions you have about the Jalie 4131 Laurent sewing pattern and online video course! If fears and […]

WIP Wednesday #120: I want to sew clothes! Where do I start?

Have you ever thought “I want to sew clothes but I’m not sure where to start”? Then this is the video for you! In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is answering a bunch of pre-submitted questions about sewing clothes! If fears and doubts are holding you back from beginning (or restarting!) your garment sewing […]

WIP Wednesday #119: All about zipper pouches! Sewing Tips & Tricks!

In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is sharing tons of tips & tricks for making zipper pouches with non-fraying fabrics like faux leather, vinyl, cork, etc. Learn how to make a zipper pouch with a heart applique in time for Valentine’s Day! This would make a great little gift! • ASK YOUR QUESTIONS: Submit […]

WIP Wednesday #118: Grainlines, stitch lengths & more sewing tips!

In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is answering your presubmitted questions on: • how to identify fabric grainlines when there are no selveges • what stitch length to use when quilting • how to hold a rotary cutter for best cuts • using fusible powder for easy applique idea Tune in LIVE and hear […]

WIP Wednesday #117: Answering your sewing questions & a new heat press!

In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is answering your presubmitted questions on: • Stitch length for sewing flannel • Seam allowance settings on a sewing machine • Sew-in interfacing tips • A new heat press review for crafters Tune in LIVE and hear Vanessa’s tips and answers to your questions! • ASK YOUR QUESTIONS: Submit your […]

WIP Wednesday #116: Beginner Quilting Tips

In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is answering some of your questions about quilting basics! It’s a new year and if you are ready to learn (or improve!) your quilting skills this episode is for you. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced quilter, there’s always more quilting tricks to learn! Tune in […]

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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