Hi everybody. Did you know that my website, blogs and YouTube channel have multiple projects that fit together like Legos to create complete virtual classes?
I just created some playlists in my YouTube channel to make navigating through these projects easier. Sew if you would like to explore this:
- Start by opening my YouTube channel with this link
- That takes you to the home page. Look for the “Playlists” tab and click on that.
- Find the subject you might be interested in and you will see the choice below each playlist picture “View full playlist”. Click on that.
I have tried to make sure that all the videos per project are in order. For instance, if you are interested in the KingFisher pillow in “B.J.’s Wool Applique by Machine” you will see there are two videos for that project. So start with the first one “NewWool Machine Applique Project: The Kingfisher”.
Once you click on the video you like, you will see that below the video is the information box, but it is incomplete until you click on “more”. “More” opens all the information I put there, including links to things like equipment, fabrics, threads, batting, etc. Some of these links take you to one of my affiliated links, where, if you buy using that link I will receive a small percentage. Many of the links are not affiliate links though, but all of them are things I like and use myself.
But most importantly it has a link to “Pattern with instructions”. If you click on the blue typeface there it will take you to the place you can obtain the downloadable pattern with any accompanying files at my shop on my website. The Kingfisher project happens to be a free pattern…some other projects have a modest fee. You just add it to your cart and checkout like you would if it had a price only you don’t have to pay anything for the Kingfisher. You do have to fill in the customer information and complete the “purchase”. This enables you to download the pattern to your computer. Now you can print out that and follow along on the two videos to learn how to make the Kingfisher wool piece.
If you have a question you have two options…you can just place a comment below the video, which is monitored for spam. I check these daily and will reply as soon as I see it. Or you can email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond.
I am trying to keep my video classes basically free, but I do try to make a little money on the sale of the accompanying patterns and workbooks, or not if they are free. If you use my affiliate links to purchase some of your supplies (I get lots of clicks and almost no purchases this way) I might get a small percentage. If I ever get enough viewing hours by my subscribers and thumbs up “likes”, then YouTube may pay me a little for the videos, but you won’t have to pay anything. I’m not there yet. YouTube uses a combination of number of views, number of subscribers, and number of hours viewed for this. So just watching the whole video helps me a lot. The current average view is about 20 percent of a video. We (me and my family helpers making up my “production crew”) try to have some relaxing music along with all the stitching and so forth so it is pleasant to finish the whole video.
Sometimes I also talk about the projects I am doing or provide techniques discussions in a blog here. I also love hearing from you in the comments here and at the YouTube video. One of the nicest things is to have people respond with comments because I know what you think, enjoy your ideas, and you can even send me pictures of your own projects in the email email@example.com.
Sew happy everyone and have fun in your studio.