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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.

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!

Drawstring Project Bag Video Tutorial

Day 10 of 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts is here! This quick and easy drawstring project bag makes the perfect gift for anyone who takes their crafty projects with them on the go. Think crocheters, knitters, hand embroiderers, etc.  This medium size project bag finishes with no raw edges on the inside seams. […]

Clear Vinyl Zipper Pouch Video Tutorial

Here you go! Day 9 of 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts is my Clear Vinyl Zipper Pouch. This is another 5-10 minute sewing project. The hardest part is turning it right side out after you’re done sewing it up. The stiffer your vinyl the harder this part will be but I share my […]

Coin Purse Keychain Video Tutorial

It’s time for Day 8 of 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts! This time I’m teaching you how to make a quick and easy coin purse keychain. It features one of the simplest zipper installation techniques. It’s the method I use when teaching young children how to sew zipper pouches at my sewing studio. […]

No-show Slip Socks PDF Pattern & Video Tutorial

I’m so excited to share one of my favorite little quickie gift ideas with you for Day 7 of 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts! My No-Show Slip Socks can be made in under 10 minutes! You don’t even need a serger! All you need is some stretch knit fabric (with good stretch return), […]

Sleep Eye Mask PDF Pattern & Video Tutorial

Day 6 of 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts is here already! I can’t believe I’m already half way done with this series. The days are just flying on by! In this free video tutorial I teaching you how to make a eye mask that you can whip up in less than 10 minutes! […]

Cinch It Up Flat Mat Video Tutorial

Day 5 of 12 days of Last Minute DIY Gifts is here and it’s a fun one! These little mats are one of my favorite makes because they are so versatile. You can make them for kids’ toys and treasures or use it to take makeup on the go! All kinds of uses for it […]

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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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.

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