This content uses referral links. Read our Disclosure Statement for more info.

Why You Need To Take a Craftsy Class!



I've used Craftsy for years to buy and sell my patterns.  I always knew there was another feature to it, but had never really looked into it.  There's a huge part of Craftsy, where you can find classes, in video form, for so many different mediums.  There are classes for crocheting (of course), knitting, cooking, quilting, jewelry making, photography, wood work and more!  Seriously, there are so many classes here, that you are bound to find a few that you are interested in!

Craftsy

As an affiliate with Craftsy, I was offered a free class to take and try out, so I could advertise for them with confidence.  I would never advertise a product I didn't truly believe in, so I was thrilled that I had this opportunity.

There are over 1000 classes online at Craftsy and I found many that I want to try out, but for the sake of my website, and my genre, I found a crocheting one that I thought would be fun.  I chose Aran Crochet taught by Melissa Leapman.  Out of all my years crocheting, I have never really learned how to do cables, and it's something that I always wanted to do.

I wont tell you all the details of the video, because they are trying to make money and that just wouldn't be fair to Craftsy, and those making the videos.

I will, though, tell you how much I enjoyed it!

She starts off by giving reviews of the basic stitches.  She is very clear and easy to understand.  Although I know these basics, I was still intrigued watching her, and listening to her explain it.  Maybe it's because I'm a crochet junkie, but watching other people crochet is actually fun!  The instructor goes slow, but not so slow it's annoying.  Her timing is perfect and as she's explaining all the stitches, she is clearly showing you with her wip (work - in - progress) where she is putting her hook.  The camera angles are very close so there is no question on stitch placements.


Each class comes with different sections and you can see that in the description before you purchase them.  There seem to be anywhere between 4 and 13 sections depending on which one you chose.  I obviously didn't check out all 1000 classes, so don't quote me on that!  The one that I did had 7, that were around 18-20 minutes each.  

After watching all videos, I felt confident in my ability to do Aran crochet, and to create my own patterns using cables.

Attributes of the classes:

Add note:  If you find something of interest click add note and it pauses so you can write, and then it will give a little teardrop tab for you to go back to it. There's a note tab at the top where you can find a list of all your notes as well

Questions: On the side, you'll see questions that other people have asked, and the instructors responses.  You can ask questions here too.  I asked a simple question to see response time.  I asked the question at night and by mid morning, the next day, the instructor had already written back!

Closed Captioning: You can read along with it if you have trouble hearing, or like me, have loud kids in the house!

Projects:  When you click on this tab on the top, you can see what other people have created.  I like this because I like to see how creative people can be after learning the same topic.

Craftsy Cake Decorating Class

Overall, I was thoroughly pleased with this class on Craftsy, and it makes me eager and excited to try more!  I think I may try a cooking one next!!

After watching this tutorial, I was excited to put it to use.  I decided to make a blanket from all I have learned.  Since crocheting is a business for me, I don't always have a lot of time to work on things for myself, so I have not completed my blanket yet.  I want it to be a large throw blanket for my home, so it is on the bigger side, but I'm so excited to see it when it's complete.  Here is a picture of it to date!!!


Have you taken any of these classes?  Which craft would you be most excited in learning about? 





Comments

  1. i also tried a free class on photogrphy. great class also.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's awesome! I would love to take one on photography, but with all the kids things I have to carry around, I only have room for my phone!

      Delete
  2. That's a beautiful output by the way. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am going to have to do this! I know the crochet stitches, but need to work on consistency.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I highly suggest it! They have beginner crochet classes as well! SO well laid out. Bonus is, you get to keep the video in your "library" and refer back to it when needed.

      Delete
  4. I've never heard of Craftsy until now! I love taking crafts classes, I take them at Michael's and a few other places. I will definitely check out Craftsy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What's better than being able to take classes in your pj's! LOL Plus, you get the benefit of still having an instructor who will answer your questions.

      Delete
  5. I've never heard of Craftsy! It sounds amazing. I learned to crochet, but just the basics. I would love to learn more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is definitely the place to do it! You can get a variety of classes at all different levels!

      Delete
  6. Learning how to crochet has been on my dream to-do list for so long now. I have never heard of Craftsy before, but it sounds amazing! Maybe it will help me actually meet a goal for once. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These classes would be perfect for you. They are so clear and easy to understand!

      Delete
  7. I've been thinking about taking one, that's such a cute idea! Definitely need to look into taking a class this summer!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh wow! I have never heard of this before. This is awesome. Thank you for sharing such a detailed post and review!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's so cool! Especially the little features like being able to read along or ask questions. When I'm watching videos like that, I love having the option for captions, since it's just easier for me to read. It'd be cool to take a photography course, or a cake decorating one for fun! Btw- you are very talented!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should definitely take one, they are so much fun! Thank you!

      Delete
  10. I've always wanted to try Craftsy! The crocheting class sounds fun and would be a great, simple, stress reliever!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is, and they have quite a few of them!

      Delete
  11. That sounds amazing! I am going to try them out, I love crafting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad. Let me know how you like them!

      Delete
  12. That sounds really cool, cake decorating sounds like fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I bet it is! I love baking, but was never good at the decorating part.

      Delete
  13. I will have to check some of their classes out!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful throw! I can't crochet, as when I was a girl scout everybody had to learn. They all made hats, scarves, etc. I had the world's longest chain stitch! LOL (True story) I might check it out to see if they have any drawing or painting classes. I'm always looking for something new and I've never heard of Craftsy before. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, you have to start somewhere! Craftsy is a great site with a lot of information. You should check it out.

      Delete
  15. I have never had the patience for sewing, but always envied those who do. Great idea for teaching those who love crafty things!

    ReplyDelete
  16. That turned out amazing! Great job. It's pretty cool that they offer a cake decorating and cooking too. Never heard of this before so will definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  17. my one coworker is all about this kinda of stuff. Sharing the link with her

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'd never heard of these classes before!! I'd love to do a photoshop one if they do one :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. This sounds really cool! I need all the help I can get!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well you can definitely get it in one of their classes!

      Delete
  20. Wow, this is neat. I have never heard of this before! Thanks for sharing all the details I will have to think about doing one!

    XO-Lisa
    www.thatssodarling.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I hadn't heard of Craftsy, but it's awesome they have so many different classes to choose from. Having a creative outlet can be a great de-stresser!!
    Cheers, Sarah Camille // SCsScoop.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It for sure is a de-stresser. I love sitting down with my crocheting and just relaxing!

      Delete
  22. I would really like to take the photography classes. Always wanted to. Now that I have some free time, why not.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ohh ı liked blog design much and I've never heard of Craftsy until your aarticle ..

    ReplyDelete
  24. That blanket is beautiful! I want to get better at knitting. I knit fine, it's the casting off and whatever whatever that I'm terrible at.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I have no idea of knitting terms, so I'm right there with you!

      Delete
  25. That's pretty cool! Never heard of Craftsy before your blog post. :) Perhaps when you go over the different parts of the interface, you could also provide a screenshot of the website or mobile app that you use for Craftsy, so that it is easier to visualize? :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have never heard of Craftsy before until I read this. Thanks for sharing your experience, I'll definitely look for some classes there :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure you'll find some you like. They have so many in a large variety of mediums.

      Delete
  27. Okay! Craftsy for the win! I really need to get back into crocheting and try this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay, a fellow crocheter! There are some great refresher classes on there!

      Delete
  28. It is in my plans in the future to crochet blankets for the the local hospital for babies and for nursing homes for their residents. But I'm definitely going to have to practice more.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks! I'm going to have to try this. I had no idea that it existed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, check it out. It's a great resource.

      Delete
  30. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I would love to try it. A friend of mine made a blanket for my daughter when she was born and it was absolutely beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow thats amazing, I never heard of this before! Will check it out.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Craftsy is such a great resource (:

    ReplyDelete
  33. Do you ever read a headline and nod, thats exactly - yes, I need a crafty course and I don't even know what it is yet! I'm going to check that out. I'm in a place of self discovery right now, and I think I'll get along great with one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's great! I'm so glad. I hope you enjoy it!

      Delete
  34. Beautiful progress! I have tried several times to learn to crochet. I can make the stitches just fine, but I'm such a tense mess that it's all wobbly and tight. Sigh.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should try the class, I bet it would help a lot!

      Delete
  35. This is the first time that I hear about Craftsy, I am not good creating with my hands but this probably can help my grandma. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have been to craft stores but have not heard of craftsy before. Good info.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a great resource, you should check it out when you get a chance

      Delete
  37. Beautiful throw. My mom, aunt and grandmother are really good at crocheting and knitting. Somehow I dropped the ball but classes seem like a great way to find my redemption.☺

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! You should absolutely try the classes. You'll be as good as them in no time.

      Delete
  38. I'm going to have to try this out. I have so many new craft skills I'd like to learn,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This would be the perfect place for you! Let me know if you try it out.

      Delete
  39. I've never heard of Craftsy, but I love to make crafts so I'm going to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great! I bet you'll find something that interests you!

      Delete
  40. This sounds great! I would love to be able to learn to crochet or knit. I tried to teach myself with a book, but I think a video would be much easier. I love that you can have closed captions because I also have loud children. Your blanket looks lovely!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I think books are hard to learn from. The videos are great because you can actually see the movements!

      Delete
  41. I've done a few classes on there, and they've been really helpful. I'm another crochet blogger, look forward to reading more from you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Which ones did you take? Yay for another crocheter!

      Delete
  42. Cool, I've never heard of this before. Great to know there are resources to help me learn how to be craftier -- thanks for the recommendation!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment