March is National Crafting Month, did you know that? But that's not why said 'Yes!' when Craftsy asked if I wanted to review any sewing class. I agreed because I LOVE Craftsy and will never pass up the chance to watch another fun class. Oh, and because I love YOU and knew you wouldn't want me to pass on a chance to get you a sweet discount. *** sorry, the discount is over, but the class is still great! ***
The class I decided to add to the embarrassingly large number of Craftsy classes that I have purchased or reviewed already is Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers with Annie Unrein.
Not by chance I'm sure, Annie is the inventor of ByAnnies flexible foam stabilizer, which is the secret ingredient for sewing baskets, organizers, and tote bags that look amazing.
Like all Craftsy classes, this one is well organized, fun to watch, and contains ample class materials to make every project a success. I stitched up these three baskets and lids in one day!
To be truthful, I did cut all of my fabric and stabilizer the night before. I was so grateful for the little tags that Annie included in the materials. The tags are a label for each piece you cut that include the dimensions too. In the morning when I started sewing all of my pieces were ready and organized.
And I was so pleased to find that the one step I was looking forward to the least - sewing the basket bottoms and sides together - was easy and quick.
Faster than I ever expected, I had three beautiful baskets! The fabric I used is called Seafarer - it's a new collection from Anna Griffin. I love her designs.
The other project in this class is this adorable Catch-All Caddy. I can't wait to make it. Would someone please give me another few hours in the day so I can sew it up?
Here's the good news: to celebrate National Craft Month, Craftsy is letting my readers have a 50% discount on Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers for one week only. You must click through one of the links in this blog post to get the discount, and it expires on March 28th, so don't wait! If you haven't discovered how amazing Craftsy is, this is your chance. I am their biggest fan.
UPDATE: This special discount has expired, but if I were you I would still click the link above: the class might be on sale anyway! :)
Full disclosure: Craftsy provided this class to me in exchange for a review. Blend Fabrics sends me collections for time to time to use as I wish. I wouldn't accept the fabric if I didn't love it. :)