August Big Course Sale at Craftsy: Save 50%!
I just HAD to share this with you because this is such a GREAT deal and I love Craftsy courses but just so you know, this is a sponsored post so if you buy after clicking one of these links, I will be rewarded BUT....that's not why I am posting this! LOLLL Here's the lowdown:
Don't miss Craftsy's Dog Days of Summer Sale happening now! Enjoy up to 50% off ALL online classes! Take advantage of big savings today. Hurry, offer expires August 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop now and save!
YES...you read right! 50% OFF!!! Here are a few of my favourite courses:
The first is Annie Unrein's Travel Organisers...I think these are AWESOME and I have actually enrolled in this myself. I want to make them as Christmas gifts for daughters and why go through all the effort of designing my own when someone has done all the hard work for me? LOLL (I'm not getting lazy in my old age, honest! LOLL)
Learn the secrets to professional-quality bags as you sew two cute and functional organizers with pattern designer Annie Unrein! Learn how to choose the best batting for quilted components, select a stabilizer for bags with great body and find out how to sew vinyl and mesh with ease.Then, turn handles, install hardware and bind edges like a pro. Annie will also share insider tips for installing zippers around curves. You’ll even discover ways to work with zippers by the yard to save yourself money and time. Add polished finishing details and showcase the fruits of your labor — a soft storage binder for sewing supplies, toiletries and beyond, and a travel cosmetic organizer that will keep everything in its place.
The next one is Don Morin's "Making Leather Bags". This course IS awesome and I know because I completed it ages ago....LOTS of neat tricks for sewing leather here and I highly recommend this course if you want to learn to sew leather bags!
Learn professional leatherwork techniques to create a sophisticated and stylish leather tote using Don’s Craftsy-exclusive pattern. Discover tips for selecting quality leather and to efficiently lay out your pattern to get the most and best from your leather hide. Customize the interior of your bag to suit your unique needs, and create pocketed side panels without extra bulk. Add that extra polish with contrasting leather, mitered gusset corners, rouleaux handles and an expertly installed zipper. Find out more and enrol in this course here!
Are you into Machine Embroidery? This is something I would really like to have a play with one of these days! Oh if only I had more hours in the day! LOL..
Discover the best methods for selecting, stabilizing and hooping bags that perfectly showcase your machine embroidery! Learn how to embroider a variety of pre-made bags guided by author and fabric designer Amanda Murphy, and conquer the challenges of tight corners, tough fabrics and small spaces. Then, expand your design area by sewing your own custom tote. Amanda will show you how to double hoop for a supersized design, and add contrasting fabric, sew side seams and create fuss-free corners. Make a chic “On the Go” zippered pouch, and master tricky thread tension and stabilizing strategies along the way. Plus, get all 9 embroidery files featured in the class for free! Find out more and enrol in this course here!
Here's another course that I haven't enrolled in BUT sounds interesting to me:
Learn the theory behind the quilt-as-you-go technique by working your way through a charming potholder before creating the “Tinker” patchwork bag from blocks you create on the fly. Tara shows you how to use scraps from your stash to build out from a single square using a freehanded approach that celebrates the uniqueness of each quilted bag. Whether you prefer straight-line or free-motion quilting, your extemporaneous blocks will blossom as your bag comes to life. Add a simple pocket or follow Tara’s instruction for a painless hidden zipper pocket. Learn how to add material to the bottom of your bag for extra durability and box corners for extra stability. Finish off your quilted bag with a magnetic closure and eye-catching bias binding. Or hand-sew an invisible binding for extra sophistication. Find out more and enrol in this course here!
Now if you like BAGS and BAKING, this course may be the one for you! LOL:
Get a handle on designing handbag cakes, including custom color and texture choices. Sculpt your cake into a fashionable handbag with divots and pleats to form an authentic sense of movement; and create genuine-looking zippers, rivets and buckles from gum paste. Learn new techniques for doweling your cake and applying textured fondant. Develop dynamic sculpting methods; and explore exotic fondant patterns and textures like ostrich, alligator, and giraffe. Make a handbag so cute you could just eat it up. Find out more and enrol in this course here!
Cooking or Baking is NOT my thing so I think I will pass on that one though! LOLLL
Remember ALL classes are 50% off and there are STACKS of classes to choose from so don't miss out on this great sale...I know I won't! LOLL Happy Shopping!