December Lookbook // 2021
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Seasonal crafting is kicking into high gear and whether you're looking for a moment of calm or a project to spark that celebratory spirit, there's a class for you on Creativebug. Watch this quick preview of our December classes and view the entire series here.
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New Releases // Lookbook
Sew the Liz Quilted Liner Jacket
Natalie Ebaugh
Fiber artist, quilter, and sewist Natalie Ebaugh teaches you how to make a stylish and versatile liner jacket out of a found or antique quilt. Antique quilts have rich histories and stories, and as you wear your quilted coat, you carry these stories with you and also add your own. Natalie begins by walking you through selecting and purchasing the right quilt for your project, how to care for and mend antique pieces, how to construct a coat from start to finish, and how to make your own bias tape to bind all of your seams. With Natalie's modern design, there are minimal pattern pieces to put together, and you'll discover that making a beautiful, cozy coat is not as intimidating as you may think.
Make a Leather Belt
Treasure of Nikki&Mallory
Learn how to make your own leather belt with Treasure of Nikki&Mallory who designs modern, bohemian-inspired leather handbags, accessories, and home décor. Leatherwork may seem daunting, but Treasure will tell you exactly where to source your leather and tools, show you various ways to cut leather, and demonstrate how to add hardware and finish leather edges. Whether you style your belt on a favorite pair of jeans or over a long, cozy cardigan, you'll have the skills to create the perfect belt for every outfit.
January Lookbook // 2022
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New year, new crafts! Whether your resolution is to hone your skills or learn some new ones, you'll find something exciting in our new classes releasing in January. Watch this quick preview of the newest classes in 2022 and view the entire series here.
 
Schoolhouse Sampler: A Daily Embroidery Practice
Rebecca Ringquist
Challenging us to get playful and messy within the supposed neatness of embroidery, Rebecca Ringquist, a Portland, Oregon based artist, designer, educator, and author, returns with an all-new embroidery design. In her fourth sampler class, Rebecca shares some of the history of embroidery as we stitch along on her Schoolhouse Sampler. She begins by teaching seven basic stitches, showing variations on stitches from previous classes and new stitches done in pattern squares, borders, letters and numbers. Choose your own adventure in color and pattern making this Schoolhouse Sampler as messy or as tidy as you please.
Coming January 19
Intro to Quilting: Patchwork Basics
Justin of Keaton Quilts
Whether you’d like to make a gift for a loved one, sew an heirloom to pass down, or craft a cozy moment for yourself, making a quilt is a wonderful way to express your creativity and hone your skills. The reasons for learning to quilt are many, but the basics are straightforward, and you’ll learn them all in this class from quilter and designer Justin of Keaton Quilts. With over a decade of experience in teaching quilt-making, Justin’s thoughtful and thorough instruction leads you through the tools, materials, and skills you’ll need to make your first quilt project: a twelve-and-a-half-inch quilt of the Churn Dash block. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll have the skills you need to move on to quilts of any size. 
Coming January 26
Jewelry Design with Scotchbonnet!: Working with Fabric
Tracey-Renee Hubbard
Your bin of fabric scraps can be a treasure trove of style, as demonstrated in this fun class by accessory designer Tracey-Renee Hubbard of Scotchbonnet!. Learn how to turn a simple  rectangles of fabric into a fun scrunchie, a turban headband, and a tie-on necklace. These projects are fabulous for beginners and only require a few straight seams and a bit of elastic. While Tracey-Renee's personal aesthetic is bright, bold, and filled with pops of color, you can use any fabric you like to reflect your own taste and personalize your pieces. To see the making of the moodboard that Tracey-Renee uses to guide the cohesion of her jewelry designs, check out her class on Working With a Bead Loom.
Carve & Print: Words and Expressions
Sarah Matthews
Known for her vibrant use of color and joyful, expressive printmaking, artist Sarah Matthews often uses words in her work. In this class she demonstrates how to use your own handwriting as well as tracing and transferring found text for making your own custom stamps. Sarah demonstrates how these techniques can be used to create wrapping paper, gift bags, and gift boxes. If you can carve words, you can carve anything. This class is fabulous for someone who's never carved before - if you're going to start somewhere, start with words.
DIY Nail Art
Taylor of SF Party Nails
After mastering her skills on herself and her friends, nail artist Taylor Watson of SF Party Nails broke the mold of traditional salon culture and began a business by popping up at Bay Area bars and vintage stores, bringing her innovative designs to unexpected audiences. Now creating bold looks out of her own private studio, Taylor’s highly coveted designs are often colorful, geometric and pattern-based, with subtle, expertly placed accents. Her nail art business is a party in its own right and now she's bringing the party to Creativebug. 
Sew a Quiet Adventure Book for Baby
Sanae Ishida
Learn how to make a quiet adventure book with Sanae Ishida, author, illustrator, and maker of many things. The book cover, interior pages, and the characters that inhabit the book are all made of fabric and felt. Sanae loves to encourage quiet, thoughtful play time, and the soft, colorful, movable shapes provide endless hours of creativity and story making for little ones. This is a wonderful project for practicing basic sewing machine skills as well as hand embroidery. You can choose an elastic or button closure for the book, and there is also a hidden pocket to store all the felt shapes. Sanae provides templates for storybook animals, trees, and flowers, but you can also create any characters you dream up. 
Color Play: A Daily Practice in Oil Pastel and Colored Pencil
Joy Ting
Learning through play is Joy’s favorite way to discover new techniques.  Artist and instructor Joy Ting teaches you how to be loose and expressive as you create paintings using oil pastels and colored pencils. Jump in with Joy as she takes you on a month-long daily practice journey where you create oil pastel pieces inspired by nature and discover a style that is all your own.
Crochet a Child's Crown and Star Wand ​
Twinkie Chan
Welcome to the land of make believe. Twinkie Chan - crochet designer and lover of whimsical and wearable projects - will teach you how to crochet a soft, cozy crown and a star to top a magic wand. The crown pattern is easily adjustable and you will learn many different crochet techniques along the way. Play with texture to mimic metal by alternating a short single crochet stitch with a tall treble crochet stitch, discover the handy foundation single crochet, resulting in an extra stretchy and comfy fit, and find out Twinkie's secret for keeping your seams straight when working in joined rounds. The magic wand is a quick project made with granny stitch stars, with plenty of room for your favorite enchanting embellishments. These pieces make an adorable play set for dress up, and the crown is actually a great ear-warmer for any chilly day. Hold on to your flying horses and get ready to crochet your own fairy tale.
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December Lookbook // 2021
CBTV
Seasonal crafting is kicking into high gear and whether you're looking for a moment of calm or a project to spark that celebratory spirit, there's a class for you on Creativebug. Watch this quick preview of our December classes and view the entire series here.