Showcase Your Talent in the First Craftsy Pattern Design Awards!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

This October, we want to celebrate the amazing pattern designers whose hard work and creativity has given us the tools we need to create incredible projects. Read on to find out more — including how you can be entered to win the Craftsy class of your choice!

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Get the Vintage Look With Beaded Lace Jewelry

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Jewelry Making |

Do you dig the vintage look? I'm not talking about bell-bottoms and polyester suits here. I'm talking about gorgeous lace jewelry that you can wear with almost anything. Get inspired to bead your own lace jewelry with these patterns from our Craftsy designers.

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Gluten-Free Baking Basics: How to Make Gluten-free Cornbread

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Food & Cooking |

Gluten-free baking can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! Not when armed with this simple recipe for gluten-free cornbread. From a game day chili side to and afternoon snack, you're going to love it!

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Serge Up a Storm: The Best Serger Projects for Beginners

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Sewing |

Learning to sew with a serger (also known as an overlock or overlocker) is much like learning to sew all over again. But, if you're ready to take the plunge, here are my tips and project suggestions to help you find serger success!

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Mustache Crochet Patterns to Show Support for Movember

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Crocheting |

Every November, the Movember Foundation asks men to grow a mustache to raise awareness for men's health, including men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. Movember isn't as simple as just growing a mustache, though. Men who sign up also promise to raise funds for the Movember Foundation. Even if you can't grow a mustache, you can still help! Lucky for us fiber lovers, mustache crochet patterns are a great way to support the cause. Download one of these mustache crochet patterns, then sign up here to help raise funds for the Movember Foundation.

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Curves Made Modern: Drunkard’s Path Variations

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Quilting |

The traditional quilting pattern known as Drunkard's Path has a long history and many variations. It's a versatile design with lots of ways to put the same units together to create a quilts that look very different. Once you're comfortable with it, it's a great pattern to experiment with, since it has nearly endless variations. But maybe you've shied away from this one because you didn't feel comfortable negotiating the curves on your sewing machine. Here's a way to make modern Drunkard's Path Read more

The Start of Something Wonderful: 13 New Online Craftsy Classes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Food & Cooking, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Woodworking | Comments

Let's end October on a high note with incredible online learning! From quilting to cake decorating, you're sure to find the class to fit your creative aspirations.

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6 Tips for Real Estate Photography

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Photography |

Real estate agents have discovered that they either need to hire a professional or they need to learn how to take quality photos themselves to get noticed on the listings. Whether you are a photographer, real estate agent or homeowner, these tips will help you list and sell a home.

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