|My Craftsy Classroom|
In the Craftsy platform, students can post questions and the instructor posts responses. The uploaded questions are time-stamped so that if someone entered a question 15 minutes into the lesson, it will appear onscreen in an unobtrusive sidebar at about that time. As I watched the class, I could read related questions and answers (and not ask a question that has already been answered).
Even though I'd made this shirt many times, I learned new techniques from the class. I chose this class because I wanted to make flat felled seams. I don't think I like flat felled seams. This was the first time I made real flat felled seams and the process seemed too fussy. I have two felling feet for my machine, but since I was following the class instructions, I decided not to use either of them. If I ever make them again, I'll use the feet!
My goal was to sew the shirt exactly as instructed. I didn't use a serger because the instructor didn't use a serger. I followed instructions right up until the time she sewed on the buttons …… by hand! I just couldn't do it. I sewed mine on by machine.
|My first ever flat felled seam|
Would I take another Craftsy Class? Yes, definitely. I want to crush my dislike of sewing knits and Craftsy offers two classes of interest: Sewing Fashion Knits, taught by Linda Lee and The Ultimate T-shirt, taught by Marcy and Katherice Tilton. I'm also considering Sew Faster, Sew Better: Garment Insustry Secrets taught by Janet Pray. I've added these to my wishlist and I'm waiting for the next Craftsy sale.
|My Craftsy blouse|
Craftsy comes very close to duplicating a real live class experience. The only things missing are real-life people.