Classes – Why You Should Take Them

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by Sara Snuggerud in Sewing Tips

Whether you spend $300 for a sewing machine or $16,000 EDUCATION is key.

No other appliance in our home are we more drawn to take classes to learn how to use than a SEWING MACHINE. I know, a sewing machine should not be referred to as an “appliance” but what other category would it be in?

A sewing machine can be a …. FRIEND

A sewing machine can be … THERAPY

A sewing machine can be a … POWER TOOL!

No matter how you classify your sewing machine, taking time to learn what it is fully capable of doing is a MUST.

These days there are more than one way to become proficient in sewing machine usage. Check out the new and improved options for sewing education.

Here are a couple of our favorites and why:

1. START HERE: Most sewing machine stores offer some version of sewing machine etiquette. Basics like threading, understanding tensions and how to keep it running smooth for years of enjoyment.Many sewing machine stores welcome all brands of sewing machine users to these classes. (We do!) So if you find a store you love but already own a sewing machine, ask if you can join in on their already scheduled education programs. We always say, “the more the merrier!”

2. For those with limited time or live in rural areas, check out the many free online videos on YouTube. hosts over 3,000 sewing machine tutorial videos to help users around the world master their Bernina, Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Brother and Singer sewing machines. With the ability to re-watch videos over and over with unlimited access, YouTube has proved to be the go to place for free sewing machine education.


Sara’s sewing machine tutorials have an average of over 500 video views per HOUR!

3. For continuing education within specific sewing topics like garment sewing, quilting, machine quilting, sewing projects and fabric arts, Sara highly recommends Bluprint (formally Craftsy) online classes. Once you experience the amount of education PACKED into just one class, you will be in awe of what type of education is at our finger tips these days. Bluprint classes can either be purchased and owned forever or try their NEW Bluprint Unlimited Access option (like NETFLIXES for sewing CHICS)!

With the new Unlimited Bluprint Subscription option, users can watch classes 24/7. If you like to binge watch sewing shows, this is the ultimate arena to do it in! Click here to watch as many Bluprint classes as you can handle. 

Sara is also a Bluprint/Craftsy instructor! Her two classes, Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques and T-Shirt Quilts: Start to Finish currently have over 11,000 students enrolled! is the fastest growing online education-based community on the web. With classes from sewing, quilting, photography, knitting, weaving, cooking, and many more, your education opportunity awaits. Craftsy takes well known instructors from around the world and films their best classes. You can even download supply lists and class handouts prior to starting the class. And there is a community of other students in your class along with the teacher can help answer questions along the way. How awesome!

All you need to attend Bluprint classes is a computer or handheld device with an internet connection. There are even free classes and annual FREE Quilt Block of the Month classes to let you see how easy it is to take Bluprint classes.

Now by clicking on links from Heirloom Creations website to, you can start enjoying classes immediately. We have decided to be an affiliate with Bluprint to help our customers find additional resources to learn more about sewing, quilting, embroidery and more. does receive a commission for class purchases through

Bluprint Categories include:

  • Cake Decorating
  • Crocheting
  • Embroidery
  • Fine Art
  • Food & Cooking
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting
  • Photography
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Paper Crafts
  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Family
  • Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Healthy Eating
  • Entertain

While taking a Bluprint class, you can:

  • Ask your instructor questions, upload photos, and get personalized responses
  • Participate in discussions with your classmates
  • Access supporting class materials – including patterns and helpful tips & tricks
  • Bookmark your favorite moments in the video so that you can easily re-watch them and take notes that you can refer back to anytime

In Conclusion:

No matter how to choose to learn more about your sewing machine and sewing in general, know that there are many sewing education avenues.

We suggest finding a BALANCE between hands-on classes with interaction with other students and accessing Internet options.

Click here to find the latest list of in-store classes and events happening this month at Heirloom Creations.