Discussion Topic: Sewing Videos

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This week’s discussion topic: sewing videos. Do you watch them to learn new techniques or get help with a tricky part? Are you a video learner, gobbling up what you can on YouTube and sewing-related websites? Discuss.

When I started sewing again several years ago I watched videos whenever I was stuck on something. I found them really helpful, in fact. I don’t rely on sewing videos much anymore, but I do watch how-to videos all the time for digital and social media-related things.

Here’s another question about videos: Do you ever pay to watch sewing videos, like those found on Craftsy or Explore sewing classes on Craftsy   make amazing clothesCreativebug? Or do you prefer to stick with sewing videos you find for free on YouTube or elsewhere. You can argue that the production values and content are better in the videos you pay a fee to watch, but maybe all you need is a quick 3-minute technique video. Discuss.

Last question: What kind of videos could we produce that would enhance and benefit your sewing experience? So far we’ve done several pattern collection videos, and have a new one coming soon. We always get requests to create how-to videos for MPC_logo_centered[1] white space 125x125individual patterns, but when you produce as many patterns as we do, it’s hard to choose which pattern(s) to make videos around. Suggestions for McCall Pattern Company videos you’d really want to watch? Discuss.

Speaking of videos, have you seen the new video series McCall’s designer Melissa Watson is doing in conjunction with Fabric Mart? They’re all about fit:

We recently shared this Chanel jacket video on our Facebook page, but if you’re like me you want to watch it again and again:

We look forward to reading your comments about sewing videos. Thanks!