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Giveaway! Sew Ready: Garment Basics with Brett Bara on Craftsy


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I don’t know about you, but I’m a hands-on learner. When I first learned to sew, I did it by actually making things I wanted to wear, however basic.

Of course, trial and error isn’t necessarily the most efficient learning method. If I were starting again, I’d still take the hands-on approach, but I’d look for a lot more guidance.

That’s why I’m excited to be giving away this fantastic class from Brett Bara and Craftsy. Brett is an amazing, accomplished teacher who does a great job breaking things down for beginners in her class Sew Ready: Garment Basics.


What I like best is that this class walks you through an actual project, a simple pencil skirt. So you actually get something you’ll be excited to wear – which is important not just for practical reasons but for keeping up our motivation to keep sewing.


What you’ll learn

As you make a pencil skirt with Brett, you’ll learn:

  • How to choose your size and customize your pattern.
  • How to sew darts properly.
  • How to install a centered zipper.
  • Installing a waistband.
  • Seam finishes.
  • Hemming.




Most lessons are about half an hour, allowing you to work on your skirt in managable chunks of time, no matter how busy you are.

Win this class!

Craftsy has generously offered a free enrollment in this class to give away!

To enter, visit this link on Craftsy and join using your email address or Facebook.

If you’re already a Craftsy member, all you have to do is visit the link, click the “sign in” button, and sign in with your Craftsy account.

Craftsy will pick one winner from all the entries on September 12th, so you have until then to enter.

Good luck! And be sure to check out the class after you enter.

Click here to enter to win!

{This giveaway was generously sponsored by Craftsy, one of our partners this month. Thanks Craftsy!}

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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I bet this is a great class – I love Brett Bara’s teaching style on Knit & Crochet Today PBS show.

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This looks like it will be a great class. While I already know how to sew, I always love to learn new ways of approaching a project by watching others teach. I am not sure how to enter the giveaway, but I would like to.

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I looked into online sewing classes, and wanted to do one, but most of the basics I seemed to already know – and like you blogged about, I found hands on learning worked for me! However, there were some things like putting in a zip where I felt like I was losing my mind! I definitely should’ve taken a lesson for that one.

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