So Sew Easy site, the pattern store and the sewing chat group have grown a lot this year. Things really started to take off when the site won a couple of awards and now there are more readers visiting each week than ever before. Which is great, because as a team, it gives us a certain ‘bargaining power'.
I love to bargain hard with suppliers to try to get you all discounts and specials or prizes for giveaways. This month, I've been working on one of our favorite sewing sites, Craftsy and have come up with a very special exclusive deal I think you will LOVE.
I asked the members of our sewing chat group to vote on what classes they were most interested in taking next and reported this list to the Craftsy team, to see what offers they could give us on the popular classes. Of course, being the awesome people that they are, they said YES to some generous offers, and I have several specials coming up for you over the coming months – so watch this space! Make sure to sign up to the newsletter if you don't already receive it, so you won't miss out on these very special offers and prices.
Pattern Drafting Classes
The most popular vote was for the range of Pattern Drafting Classes on offer. There are currently 7 classes in the Learn Flat Patternmaking Series by Suzy Furrer:
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- Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
- Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
- Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
- Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
- Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
- Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
- Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper
You can ‘meet' the instructor Suzy Furrer and read about each of these classes, and watch the intro video HERE.
The regular price on each of these classes is $69.99. These are certainly some of the best and most comprehensive classes that Craftsy offer. Of course they do come up on sale from time to time, but I've got an offer for you that can't be beaten!
ALL of the pattern drafting classes on special at 50% off, just for So Sew Easy readers. But it's limited to only this week. The deal closes a week from today on 21st June.
What can you make?
In short, if you take these classes, you can design your own sewing patterns for anything you like and to fit anyone you like – you or someone else. I've only taken the skirt sloper class so far, and as a result, I drafted patterns for these skirts for you:
But basically, you can make any type of skirt, basic to complicated with pleats, gathers, peplums, flounces, pockets, anything! Or take the other classes and learn how to make a pattern in your size for pretty much anything you want to sew! Never buy a sewing pattern again if you can draft your own patterns – and never need to make fitting adjustments because you know they'll always fit just right.
Bring out the pattern designer in you with these fabulous classes and you'll soon be drafting your own custom fit patterns for skirts, tops, dresses, pants, sleeves, collars and more.