After posting about having too many clothes, I woke up this morning and realised that what I need to do is learn some new stuff. I have a load of sewing books that I’ve been flicking through now and then and have picked up some tips, but I want to learn with a bit more structure.
I then remembered that I’ve read some good things about the Craftsy online courses, so I wandered over there to have a look. I’d also read that people sometimes get offer emails from the site so I signed myself up with an account in the hope that I might get one of those offers at some point in the near future. With my first email, welcoming me to the site, I got an offer to sign up for any course for $25 – lovely – so I signed up for The Couture Dress after watching the 2 minute sample videos. I now just need to wait for the pattern that’s included with the course to arrive.
But it gets even better. With my email confirming my purchase of the above course I got another $25 offer, so how could I resist signing up for Gertie’s Starlet Suit Jacket course. I then get another $25 offer with the confirmation email for that course, so I’ve signed up for Gertie’s other course – The Bombshell Dress. So, for around £50 I get three sewing courses, plus a Vogue pattern, a downloadable Burda pattern and a Gertie original downloadable jacket and skirt pattern – bargainalicious!
I haven’t watched any of the videos all the way through yet, but even from just a little bit of skimming I know that I am going to learn loads and I’m really excited. I now need to start digging through my stash and work out what extras I need to buy.
I hope these courses are as good as they look – let me know if you’ve taken part in any of them and if they were any good.