Craftsy provides education and tools that help you bring your creativity to life.
That is mission statement for Craftsy.com. Craftsy has four areas that help you as a crafter and maker: Online classes, Supply shop, Pattern Shop, and a community. I will go through each of these areas and show you how they can be utilized.
I haven’t personally taken any online classes yet, but have been told they are great. Hundreds of classes include quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking, and more. The classes can be taken at your own pace, never expires so can be re-watched as you like, and your instructor answers questions whenever you have them.
The Supply Shop has all of the tools you need for the classes and patterns.
The Pattern shop allows you to buy and sell patterns for all sorts of crafts. I have two quilting patterns for sale right now through Craftsy.
As a designer, it is super easy to have your patterns available for sale. The best part I like is once you make the pattern, you can upload it and show it off to the Craftsy community and the pattern designer! I have bought a LOT of Craftsy quilt patterns including the ones I am using for my rainbow quilts.
The community is a little different than some craft websites. Craftsy allows you to share your projects, whether they are based on a pattern or class on the site, or not! It is a great way to talk about what you have created.
The blog shows tutorials in all sorts of Crafts and include free patterns and tutorials.
So check Craftsy out. Share your work, sell your patterns, and get inspired!