three years ago, i decided to teach myself how to sew. i knew the basics because my mom just happened to be my family and consumer education teacher in middle school, but i wanted to be able to sew more than just straight lines. i found that videos were the easiest for me to learn from. if you google sewing videos, you will come across a lot of poor quality, three hour long videos on things that you likely have no interest in learning.
Craftsy is a new (an awesome) online community that has a great selection of video tutorials, forums, and a really great discount shop. i’ve bought many yards of fabric from them- most of them at least 30% off. one of my favorite parts about Craftsy is their iPhone app. i love plugging in my audio when i’m driving home from work and have time to learn new techniques. they have sewing, cooking, crochet, knitting, and other informational classes- for really great prices. i was a little hesitant to purchase their classes at first, so i tried one of their free ones and was hooked.
have you always wanted to learn how to sew in a zipper? i whipped up this pouch over the weekend, using their FREE zipper sewing class as a refresher. i even learned a few new tricks and techniques myself!
the dresden design is not part of the tutorial, however i certainly am loving the addition!
i purchase most of my zippers from zip it! love that they are from my husband’s hometown.
the final pouch size ended up being the perfect size to throw into my diaper bag and still carry all of my essentials.