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Sew Happy by Sarah’s The Best of YouTube List

I have to thank YouTube for a lot of the sewing tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years. Whenever I’m stuck on a pattern, I can usually find someone with a video tutorial on how to do the technique — or better yet, someone making the exact pattern I’m using. I also turn to YouTube when I just want to listen to someone chat about sewing and see what they are working on. Check out the channels I subscribe to and you may find something new!

All-Around Tutorials
The Crafty Gemini
Quilting, garments, bags, and so much more: Vanessa at The Crafty Gemini sews it all! She has great tutorials aimed at beginners and many are free! She also has live Q&A chats twice weekly.


Bag Making
Sew Sweetness
I once picked up a Sew Sweetness bag pattern at a quilt shop thinking I might like trying to make a bag someday. I later searched Sew Sweetness online and found Sara’s YouTube channel and became an official “bag lady”! Sara holds weekly live shows to answer questions about her patterns, give tutorials, review products she likes, and show her latest fabric finds. She’s so knowledgeable and fun to watch!
ByAnnie
ByAnnie’s quilted bags rival Vera Bradley’s, and better yet you get to create your own! ByAnnie has a large collection of patterns for all types of bags. Her YouTube channel contains introduction videos showing examples of all her newest offerings, zipper tutorials, and she’s recently started posting weekly live demos.


Quilting Chats
Pat Sloan
Pat Sloan is a quilt pattern & fabric designer, as well as an author. Her daily videos cover a different quilty topic each day and she always has a sew-along going on.
Power Tools with Thread
Becky posts chat videos about what she’s working on and also covers tutorials for embroidery machines and the Brother Scan and Cut. Neither of which I have, but I still find it interesting! 🙂
Fat Quarter Shop
Kimberly Jolly, the owner of Fat Quarter Shop, hosts a weekly livestream that usually lasts 2 hours! She covers new products and fabrics, sew alongs, free patterns, and Q&A from viewers. There are also many great quick tutorials on their channel.
Just Get it Done Quilts
Karen Brown has a ton of tips, tricks, and hacks videos, along with live Q&A’s from Facebook. More recently she has started a “Karen’s Quilt Circle” series where she interviews a wide variety of people in the quilting industry about really interesting topics!


Quilting Tutorials
Angela Walters
Angela’s free-motion quilting challenges are excellent! I’ve completed two of them and have learned so much. She has also started doing weekly live chats.
Natalia Bonner
Natalia shows free-motion quilt designs on her longarm.
Handi Quilter
Handi Quilter is a brand of longarms, but they also post video tutorials that could apply to any longarm.
Helen Godden Quilts
I came across Helen from a Handi Quilter video because she is a Handi Quilter ambassador. I’m amazed at her unique technique of painting on fabric and then free-motion quilting over it using her sitdown machine.
Sugaridoo
The name “Sugaridoo” is a perfect match for Irene’s colorful, bright, happy style and cheery demeaner. I feel happier just watching her videos! She focuses on foundation paper piecing, quilt patterns, and quilting.

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