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How To Get Perspective On Your Quilting Designs

By Craftsy
Even if you're in a small room, you can still view your quilting projects from a distance when you follow this wonderful advice from Craftsy quilting instructor Jan Krentz. Viewing your projects from a distance helps you to make crucial color and fabric choices. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

By Craftsy
Looking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

A Craftsy Wedding: Roaring-Twenties Aesthetics Meet DIY Details

By Craftsy
One of Craftsy's own was recently married in an intimate ceremony at the home she shares with her husband and two dogs. Her DIY approach and Great Gatsby-inspired wedding theme, coupled with handmade accessories, vintage decorations, and lots of love and support from family and close friends made for an unforgettable day. Read more »
Plus Size Shell Skirt Crochet Pattern

Maker Monday: Meet Barbara Deckert, Plus Size Sewing Instructor

By Craftsy
Barbara Deckert instructs the interactive Craftsy class, Plus-Sized Pattern Fitting and Design. In this free video, she chats with us about how and when she got started, why sewing has been a great way for her unwind, and how the clothes she makes (and can teach you to make) are the kinds that just make life a little better! Read more »
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Plus Size Sewing: How to Identify a Flawed Fit

By Craftsy
Patterns are created on standardized figures. That means in many cases you'll have to adjust them so they can fit your unique and/or plus-sized figures correctly. Here, Barbara Deckert, who instructs Plus-Sized Pattern Fitting and Design, shares some quick ways of spotting where a garment needs alterations. Read more »

Fix-It Friday: How To Cut Felt Shapes For Any Craft Project

By Craftsy
Do you ever get frustrated cutting detailed felt shapes? Craftsy workshop designer Abby Glassenberg has a great technique to cut felt shapes quickly and accurately, no matter how detailed they are! Using this cool trick, you can cut felt shapes for any project you may have. Read more »

Project Highlights: Super Skirts!

By Stefanie Japel
Skirts are one of the best garments to sew. But from a spectators' standpoint, they're also great to check out! So we invite you to check out these three Craftsy skirt projects. Read more »