Many readers have written to us about their confusion with what is going on with Craftsy. Craftsy has always been a favorite of our readers and very popular with sewists all around the world particularly for the low-cost and easy-to-follow classes.
The original Craftsy business model was a one-time purchase of specific classes that interested the reader. When you bought the class, you owned it forever and you could focus on the content that interested you and refer to it forever.
A particularly popular aspect of Craftsy was the personalization of each class and the participants potential for interaction with the instructor. You may recall the Craftsy class by our own Deby Coles called Sewing Wallets: Step by Step. Check it out if you've not seen it before. There's a free video preview as well.
In mid 2017, Craftsy was acquired by NBCUniversal and the service began to change. They added an “all-you-can-eat” subscription model called “Craftsy Unlimited” where for one monthly (or annual) fee, you could get access to all their content.
We wrote about this in the article below and asked readers for their feedback and boy, did they ever express their feedback. You can refer to the article and see the 160+ detailed comments by our readers. I think this is probably one of the best collections of opinions on Craftsy and
NBCUniversal then rebranded the Craftsy Unlimited product to be called
At the same time, they kept the original Craftsy where you could still buy individual classes and keep them forever.
Well, the Craftsy name has finally come to an end it seems.
While you can still purchase individual classes, for the time being, it seems the Craftsy name is finally being retired and everything will now be called
The new Bluprint has classes on an incredibly wide selection of topics now including not only your favorites in sewing and quilting, but also knitting, cooking, photography, paper craft and even woodworking.
To try to encourage Craftsy members to move over to a new
Craftsy Member Exclusive Offer is Worth Considering
With this offer, you can join
Given that classes each usually cost around the $19.99 mark, the 12 classes forever makes this offer really, really attractive, I think.
So what do you think?
We'd love to hear your thoughts and comments on the Craftsy to