Mom taught me how to sew when I was 8ish, then I joined 4-H where I learned more, plus HomeEd in HS. I loved making Barbie clothes until Mom sort of forbid me to make any more and to start learning to make clothes for myself. I'm glad she did, tho, because I developed more skills that way. In my Sr HS year, I & my dress won at the 4-H county level and went to the Iowa State Fair. I went on to ISU and got my degree in Textiles and Clothing. ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since May 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants
Custom Sweatshirt Jackets:
Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Continuous Line Quilting
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
How to Teach It
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Color Play for Quilters
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
Linear Landscape Quilts
The Art of Stir-Frying
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Beginner Serging
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Transform Your Garden Design
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: The Jacket
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Fun Techniques With Fabric Paints
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
Authentic Thai Cooking: The Classics
Complete Knife Skills
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Machine Quilting
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Art Quilting 101
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Creative Quilt Backs
Sewing Designer Jeans
The Fashionably Quilted Jacket
Machine Embroidered Classics
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Professional Family Portraits
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Machine Embroidery With Knits
Creative Serging
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Mastering Zipper Techniques
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Fast-Track Fitting
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
Sewing Texture
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Fashion Draping
Sewing With Knits
Sew the Perfect Fit
Perfect Pizza at Home
The Couture Dress
Pant Fitting Techniques
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Painted Pictorial Quilts
Thread Art
Stupendous Stitching