FaveCrafts Studio LIVE Free Class Library
FaveCrafts Studio LIVE produces free virtual crafting classes that air over Zoom. Since 2020, we've aired over 85 classes to more than 56,000 attendees!
Often sponsored by the digital magazines I Like Crochet, I Like Knitting, and We Like Sewing, classes are available for free. Find our complete roundup of free FaveCrafts Studio LIVE classes here, including crochet, knitting, sewing, and general craft classes. Learn something new or rewatch a class you loved!
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Free Crochet Classes
Learn to Crochet with Marly Bird
Learn to Crochet 2.0 with Marly Bird
Learn to Crochet 2.0 is a continuation of our 'Learn to Crochet' class. It's the perfect free class for the new, beginner or the crochet enthusiast who wants to learn from the famous Marly Bird. You'll go beyond the basics of chain, single crochet, and double crochet to learn more complex stitches and methods in Crochet 2.0.
Learn to Crochet with Marie Segares
The virtual class provided a great opportunity for both beginners and experienced crocheters to learn from our talented friend, Marie Segares from The Underground Crafter. She answered viewer questions in real time, gave expert advice for troubleshooting common problems, and shared time-saving tips and techniques for completing any crochet project. The event was a great refresher course on all things crochet, and allowed attendees to brush up on their skills, or learn a brand new hobby.
Learn to Crochet with Tamara Kelly
Learn how to crochet -- no skills or previous experience required! With this beginner crochet class, you will quickly learn all the basics of crochet, from how to hold the yarn and hook, to crocheting all the basic stitches. During this class, you will learn the chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, and double crochet. Plus, Tamara Kelly of Moogly will walk you through common questions including how to count stitches, what is tension/gauge (and why it is important), and how to weave in your ends. Soon, you'll be crocheting endless items for everyone you know -- including yourself!
Learn to Crochet a Granny Square with Marly Bird
How to Crochet a Beginner Shawl with Tamara Kelly
Shawls come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but the triangle shawl is the most basic, and most popular! They are easy to wear and style, and can feature all sorts of colorwork and stitching.
This shawl pattern is designed to be an easy and relaxing introduction to shawl crocheting. Featuring basic stitches and an easy to memorize repeat, you can customize it with your own favorite colors. You can use any three colors you like, in a bulky weight yarn.
In this class, you’ll learn next-step skills in crochet – the magic circle, front and back loop only, standing stitches, striping, floating yarn along the side, and working an edging. And you’ll be all ready to work on your own to finish your very first shawl!
Learn to Block Knit and Crochet Projects with Hortense Maskens
Learn how to block knit and crochet projects! Sponsored by Knitting with Chopsticks, this free one-hour class is a fantastic introduction to an often overlooked yet polished and professional fiber technique.
In this course, learn:
•What is blocking?
•Why should you block your knitting and crochet projects?
•What tools do you need for blocking?
•3 different methods for blocking as well as the pros and cons of each one so you have all the tools in hand to block your next project effortlessly.
•FAQ + your questions!
All About Gauge with Hortense Maskens
Learn all about gauge! Sponsored by Knitting with Chopsticks, this free one-hour class teaches knitters and crocheters how to ensure your projects are sized correctly.
Gauge is arguably the most intimidating part of reading a pattern (especially for garments). No need to panic! Hortense is breaking down everything you need to know about gauge: what it is, why you need it, how to make and measure it, and what to do if your gauge swatch doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge; both for knitting and crochet!
C2C Crochet Moss Stitch with Dana Nield
In this class you'll master a simple yet elegant stashbusting crochet stitch with Dana Nield. You've seen traditional C2C patterns, but did you know there are dozens of other stitches you can crochet in the corner to corner style? Turn moss stitch on its head and learn the advantages of working it from corner to corner.
The best part? Moss stitch is achieved through just single crochet and chain stitches! Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend this class.
Learn to Crochet the Suzette Stitch with Dana Nield
This class teaches a surprisingly simple stitch with a big impact. You've learned how to single crochet and how to double crochet. Now learn a beautiful way to pair these stitches for texture that shines! In this class you'll complete a swatch featuring this stitch, and you'll also learn how to add a herringbone half double crochet border for a nice finish! Take the skills learned here to complete a dishcloth, baby blanket, or afghan in the future.
Learn to Crochet the Vintage Shell Stitch with Dana Nield
Do you love the look of the shell stitch in your crochet patterns? The vintage version is a unique variation that shines when you change colors every row. In this class you'll learn how to do the treble crochet stitch, which is the building block for these pretty shells. Add a small border to your finished piece and you'll be able to make a coaster, dishcloth, or blanket with the skills learned in this class.
Learn to Crochet a Christmas Ornament with Tamara Kelly
Learn how to crochet this Nordic Star Christmas Ornament Pouch with Tamara Kelly from Moogly! The Nordic Star pattern is a great design found on many Scandinavian holiday items. With just two colors, it’s perfect for easy tapestry crochet projects. Plus, it's a great stashbuster! Tamara Kelly will walk you through every step of the process to make your very own Christmas ornament.
Learn to Crochet Mitten Ornaments with Marly Bird
In this class you'll create The Parkers Crochet Mitten Ornaments. They are a very quick to crochet little project that you can hang on your tree or decorate a gift with. Students will learn multiple ways to join and work in the round, how to crochet in the 3rd loop, and benefits of different crochet ribbing.
Free Knitting Classes
Learn to Knit with Marly Bird
Learn to Knit 2.0 with Marly Bird
Learn to Knit 2.0 is a continuation of our Learn to Knit class and focuses on the purl stitch. It's the perfect free class for the new, beginner or the knitting enthusiast who wants to learn from the famous Marly Bird. Learn even more beginner tips, techniques and more all from the comfort of your own home.
Learn to Knit a Bulky Hat with Marly Bird
Learn Brioche Knitting with Molly Conroy-Ungerecht
Learn brioche knitting! Sponsored by the Hands on Knitting Center, this free one-hour class covers the basics of single and two color flat brioche.
In this class Molly Conroy-Ungerecht will teach you how to make two small projects using the brioche technique: makeup removers/small face cloths.
Learn Mosaic Knitting with Kristi Levy
Free Sewing Classes
Learn to Sew by Hand with Rebecca George
Learn to sew by hand with Rebecca George! This class is the perfect class for the beginner sewist or the sewing enthusiast! Hand-sewing is an essential skill to learn. Whether you are making a quick repair or sewing up an entire project, there are a few pointers that will always be helpful.
Learn to Sew: Machine Sewing Basics with Marie Segares
During this class, you'll learn sewing machine basics including:
-An overview of the different parts of a sewing machine
-An introduction to presser feet for different types of sewing
-Standard utility and decorative stitches
-The difference between top and bobbin thread
-How to sew in a straight line
Learn to Sew an Apron with Jane Clauss
Learn to Sew a Tote Bag with Jessica Swift
In this class, Jessica Swift teaches the basics of sewing a simple tote bag with a liner. You'll practice straight machine stitching, learn how to attach handles, and have the option to box corners for a more polished finish. Keep your new tote bag for yourself, gift it, or even donate it to charity. This is an excellent basic sewing project, and the skills learned will be handy for years to come!
Learn to Sew a Quilted Mug Rug with Marie Segares
Mug rugs make great gifts while using just a little bit of fabric. In this class, you'll make a simple, quilted mug rug. You'll learn how to do strip piecing; how to square up blocks; and how to turn and finish your mug rug using simple straight-line quilting. Once you have the basics down, you'll be designing your own mug rugs in no time!
Learn to Foundation Paper Piece with Carolina Moore
Learn to foundation paper piece with Carolina Moore! This class is a fantastic introduction to a really cool quilting technique. In foundation paper piecing, you print or draw a pattern onto paper, which becomes the foundation for your block. You then add fabric, using the lines on your paper as the guide. When you’re done, you remove the paper, and leave just the fabric and stitching. Learn more about when to use this technique, why, and how in this class.
Intro to Textural Embroidery with Melissa Galbraith
Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ to learn 4 hand embroidery stitches that add raised elements to your stitching. Melissa will introduce you to just some of the many three-dimensional embroidery stitches included in her book, How to Embroider Texture and Pattern. Join us for a free hour-long demonstration to learn how to create the fly stitch, tulip stitch, Danish knot, and cast on stitch.
Embroidered Knots with Melissa Galbraith
Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ to learn 4 hand embroidery knot stitches that add raised elements to your stitching. Melissa will introduce you to just some of the many three-dimensional embroidery stitches included in her book, How to Embroider Texture and Pattern. Join us for a free hour-long demonstration to learn how to create the French knot, pistil stitch, bullion knot, and Danish knot.
Learn to Sew a Storage Folio with Rebecca George
Learn to sew the hold tite folio with Rebecca George! Sponsored by SewTites, this FREE one-hour class features the perfect storage solution for sewing pins and SewTites magnets!
This cute little folio is designed for storing SewTites magnetic pins with two pieces of metal in the body to keep them in place. A double layer of felt acts as a buffer between the SewTites on front and back and also provides storage for pins and needles. It's perfect for tucking into a project bag, keeping on your sewing table, or using for extra storage!
Learn to Sew a Christmas Ornament with Rebecca George
More Free Crafting Classes
Cricut for Beginners with Angie Holden
Learn how to make easy all-occasion cards using your Cricut machine! Angie Holden will walk you through the cardmaking process in Cricut Design Space. She'll teach you how to score lines, use the attach function, write with pens, and add text. Explore what the Cricut is all about and expand your skills!
Learn to Make Clay Earrings with Sculpey and Rebecca George
Learn to make clay earrings with Rebecca George! Sponsored by Sculpey®, this FREE one-hour class is the perfect class for making a trendy accessory to sell or to keep!
These fun, desert-inspired polymer clay earrings are easy to create at home with oven-safe Sculpey® Premo™ clay and metal jewelry findings. Handmade chain tassel details add movement, and you’ll also find out how to “marble” polymer clay for a variety of effects.
Fall Napkin Decoupage Notebook with Eileen Hull
Learn to make a notebook! Die Designer Eileen Hull shares her tips and tricks for creating gorgeous notebooks the easy way! In class we will make a simple notebook using one of her Sizzix dies and decorating the covers with vintage book pages and fall napkins. These books can be personalized for any occasion or season. Make them to gift, sell or keep!