Heidi Bears

South Africa

I left full-time medical practice when my first daughter was born, and wanted to make some cute outfits for her. That led to learning a host of new skills in various crafts, including sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting, photography, decorating, making artist teddy bears, embroidery, quilting etc etc...the list is never-ending :) Please NOTE: All of my patterns that are listed for sale are for digital downloadable PDF's NOT for hard copies ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since January 2012


I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters
Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper
Sewing With Knits
Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture
Socks My Way: Stitch Pattern Savvy
The Perfect Connection: Rivets & Hinges
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Crochet Mistakes
Twined Knitting
Infinite Cables
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Lace Knitting Mistakes
Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork
Fab Felt Holiday Crafts
Curvy Knits
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Next Steps in Intarsia
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Improve Your Knitting
Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Choose Your Own Sweater Adventure
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Precision Piecing
Designing Details: Pockets
Playing with Curves
Sewing Custom Valances
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Adjust the Bust
The Couture Dress
Linear Landscape Quilts
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Know Your Wool
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Adventures in Double-Knitting
Fast-Track Fitting
Making Leather Bags
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Crochet: Beyond Rectangles
Fit Your Knits
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Micro Torch Basics
Kiln-Fired Silver Metal Clay
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Torch-Fired Precious Metal Clay
Artisan Bread Making
The Fair Isle Vest
Brilliant Knit Beads
Short Rows
Celtic Cables
Shuttle Tatting
Lace Shawl Design
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Entrelac Knitting
Jam & Marmalade
Knitting With Beads
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Wee Ones
Mastering Lace Shawls
Drab To Fab Furniture Upcycling
Jewelry Workshop
Seaming Handknits
Foundations of Double Knitting
Button Bands & Buttonholes
Metalsmithing at Home
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Bead Stitching: Right-Angle Weave
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Perfect Pizza at Home
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Explorations in Brioche Knitting
Custom Cabled Pullovers
Handknit Garment Design
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Creative Cabled Necklines
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Custom Yoke Sweater
Mastering Cable Design
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Color Patterning With Hand-Dyed Yarns
The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
Soldering: Basics & Beyond
Start Foundation Paper Piecing
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques