Amy Alan
Craftsy Instructor

Portland, OR

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Amy Alan began her love affair with sewing and crafting as a young girl. She graduated with a degree in Apparel Design from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and became a patternmaker for a show apparel company. From there she worked in alterations, and started her own business altering wedding gowns and sewing custom quilts. She now lives in Portland, Oregon where she runs a successful sewing blog and teaches classes both in-person and ... Read Full Bio »

Amy's Craftsy Classes

Sew Ready: Machine Basics

Whether you're new to sewing or you want to brush up on the anatomy of your machine, Amy Alan covers all the bases in Sew Ready: Machine Basics. In this free Craftsy class presented by Baby Lock, you'll learn how to thread, clean and use your machine.

Free!

Beginner Serging

Sewing instructor Amy Alan introduces you to the endless potential of the serger, an overlock sewing machine. Once you discover how easy and versatile it is, you'll be hooked! Start with serger threading and maintenance, then learn basic and decorative stitches. Create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again, and get all the troubleshooting techniques you need to serge like a pro. Practice your serging on three fun skill-building projects.

$39.99 $49.99

Meet Amy

Amy's Projects

Sweater Upcycle
Black Vintage Overlay
Appliqued Baby Blanket
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Amy's Blog