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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:
- 2016 Video Bag of the Month Club – Features 5 different handbags. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
- 2017 Video Bag of the Month Club – Features 5 more different handbags. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
- 2017 Wallet of the Month Club – Features 8 different wallet projects. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
- 2018 Organizer of the Month Club– Features 7 different organizer projects. Each taught with a PDF and step-by-step video lessons.
- 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.
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WIP Wednesday #93: Birthday Sale, Cutting Fabric, zippers & how to change bag pattern size
It’s Vanessa’s birthday!!! Celebrate in this week’s WIP Wednesday and shop the Sitewide Birthday Sale!! Everything in the shop (except sewing machines) is 20% off this week only! Shop here: https://craftygemini.com/shop/ In this WIP Wednesday episode Vanessa will be discussing: – Sitewide Birthday Sale: this week only! – how to increase or decrease a bag […]
WIP Wednesday #92: Art Gallery Fabrics, Quilting cotton quality, fraying fabric and more!
Join Vanessa in this week’s WIP Wednesday as we cover quilting cotton quality, fraying fabric, and so much more!! Tune in for: – Wallet Course Bundle Flash Sale announcement – this week only! – how to keep quilting cottons from fraying – Art Gallery Fabrics quilting cotton vs others – Prewashing vs not prewashing quilting […]
WIP WEDNESDAY #91: Bag Course Bundle, wool mats, black button on presser foot and more!
In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa covers a new bag course bundle, wool mats, black button on presser foot and more! She’s answering your questions about • Submit your own question to be answered on a future WIP Wednesday here: https://forms.gle/D2qMCVJxfAgJHvWb7 • Sign up for this Bag Course Bundle: https://craftygemini.com/shop/tote-bag-video-course-bundle/ • Iron I used […]
WIP WEDNESDAY #90: Cutting fabric on grain, bag straps & a course sale!
In this WIP Wednesday episode Vanessa is answering presubmitted questions. First up, she tackles the challenge of making smooth bag straps. With her tips, your bag straps will be smooth and sturdy, making your finished project look more professional. Vanessa then shares her advice on how to cut fabric on grain from yardage, and tackles […]
WIP Wednesday #89: Zipper foot tips, fusible interfacing uses & more!
Welcome to another WIP Wednesday episode! In this WIP Wednesday episode Vanessa is answering presubmitted questions about: – zipper feet differences and tips – how to use zipper foot for topstitching – besides bag linings what else to use Fashion Fuse for? First up, zipper feet! Depending on the type of zipper and fabric you’re […]
WIP Wednesday #88: Ruler stickers & zipper foot questions answered!!
In this WIP Wednesday episode Vanessa is answering presubmitted questions about: – how to cut a lot of the same fabric pieces out without messing up – how to mark your rulers so you know where to measure and cut – how to work around different zipper feet – zipper foot seam allowances We also […]
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.
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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