Check back soon for our new video series of short, skill-based sewing tutorials.

In the meantime, if you love to learn from video, check out Kristin’s two FREE Craftsy classes!


Bag Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch

In this class you’ll learn how to make two bags. One is a reversible tote with a boxed bottom and a perfect-corners patch pocket. (Really!) It’s just right for groceries, library books and over-nighters. And it’s reversible so if you get tired of one side, simply flip it!

You’ll also learn how to make a front-zip pouch with a small strap. If you’re afraid of zippers, skip right to that section on the video and you’ll learn how easy it is! This pouch is great for makeup brushes, sewing supplies, colored pencils or small toys, plus it makes a great gift! Whether you’re an experienced sewist, a beginner, or someone helping a mature child learn to sew, you’ll appreciate the patterns as well as the essential techniques covered in the class. Sign up for this free class today!


Bag Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag

In this class you’ll learn how to make a soft-sided bucket bag with a round bottom and exterior pockets. It’s a great introduction to interlinings and bag handles. You can use it for crafts, apple-picking, or as a cute and easily-washable toy bucket.

You’ll also learn how to make an embellished drawstring bag that is fully lined and great for hundreds of uses! If the thought of turning a drawstring makes you cringe, fear not! You’ll learn a top-secret tip for doing it easily and quickly, plus you’ll learn how to put drawstrings in the right way. If there is a mature child in your life who is ready to use the sewing machine, this is a great starter project. Sign up for this free class today!