5 Things You Didn't Know About Craftsy.com
- Ex-eBay executives John Levisay, Josh Scott, and Andrew Rogers were among the founders of Craftsy.com's parent company, Sympoz Inc. Sympoz was founded in 2010.
- Craftsy.com estimates that by September 2012, an average of 1,600 people per day were signing up for Craftsy's online craft classes.
- According to Craftsy.com, the most popular classes are the quilting classes which include mini quilts, full size quilts, other home decor items, and fashion accessories.
- Another popular category among Craftsy's online classes are the clever and creative cake decorating classes offered by Wilton and others.
- As of May, 2017, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group purchased a majority stake in Craftsy.com, and Craftsy class instructors have appeared on Access and NBC Today.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Craftsy.com
You will need to create an account to add items to your cart when shopping on Craftsy.com. You'll find a textbox for adding a coupon code in your shopping cart on the right-hand side of the page below the red checkout button.
You can also add your coupon code in the textbox at the top right of the checkout.
In the checkout, fill out your shipping information, and then click the red button that says "Save & Continue." The site verifies your shipping address.
Select your delivery method, and again click the red button that says "Save & Continue."
You can pay with PayPal or a credit card. If you pay with your credit card, you can save your credit card information to speed up future purchases. If you don't want to save your credit card information on the site, simply click to remove the check mark from the box at the bottom of the credit card information section before clicking the red "Save & Continue" button.
Finally, review your order for accuracy.
Craftsy.com's clearance section offers hundreds of discounted items. In some cases, the prices are cut in half. You'll find fabric from the ends of bolts, mystery boxes of fabric cut to 1-yard lengths, coordinated selections of fat quilt quarters, the remaining skeins of yarns from limited edition productions, craft and cake decorating tools and supplies, and more. To find exactly the items that interest you, you can filter your results by price, brand, category -- sewing, baking, knitting, or cake decorating, for example, or product types such as kits, classes, cake decorating tools, or notions to finish sewing projects such as bias tape. After applying the filters, you can sort your results by price, recommended items, or find the most recently added clearance items.
Like Joann Fabrics and Crafts and Michaels, Craftsy.com offers fabric, yarn, and craft kits for sale. Craftsy.com is a bit different from Joann and Michaels, though. For one thing, Craftsy.com is an online craft shopping destination, but that's not the main difference. The main difference is that, when you browse Craftsy.com's selections, you won't find the same identical fabrics and kits from the same identical manufacturers. Instead, you'll find unique yarns and fabrics with unique prints that have been designed by passionate, creative makers. Many are sold exclusively through Craftsy.com. So, when buy these fabrics or yarns to make something unique for yourself, your home, a family member, or a friend, it's more likely that your project truly will be a one-of-a-kind piece.
Craftsy.com isn't just for sewers, quilters, knitters, crocheters, or those who already know their craft, though. The site offers hundreds of courses that you purchase by DVD or take online. You'll find courses in photography and computerized photo editing; drawing with pen and ink or colored pencils; painting with watercolors or acrylics; spinning with a hand held spindle or a spinning wheel; finger weaving or weaving on a rigid heddle or a floor loom; paper craft classes in stamping, embellishing, embossing, and cutting; classes on using a Cricut cutter; jewelry making classes in beading, metalsmithing, and wire work; woodworking classes in joining techniques, wood turning, applying finishes, and inlay; and instructions for reupholstering and refinishing furniture, making slipcovers, and creating window treatments under the lifestyles category.
If you're more at home in the kitchen than in a craft room or woodworking shop, you'll find classes in Asian and Italian cuisine, bread making, and cake construction and decorating. You'll also find bakeware; cake decorating tools, molds, and cutters; pre-made fondants and molding chocolate; and ingredients for decorative icing.
In this YouTube video entitled Learn the Basics of Cake Decorating With Wilton and Craftsy, Wilton instructor Beth Somers talks about the Wilton cake decorating classes on Craftsy.com.
If you’re curious about trying a craft but not ready to commit to it, try one of Craftsy.com's kits instead. Again, most of them are Craftsy.com exclusives, and they contain everything you need.
If you’re curious but even less certain about trying a craft, try one of the free patterns, mini classes, or guides, and keep an eye on the blog for tips and tutorials.
On the other hand, if you are so dedicated to crafting that you want to learn more and more, you can subscribe to Craftsy Unlimited on an annual or month to month basis. Then, you can watch every craft video on the site as often as you want for as long as you continue your membership.
Craftsy.com has held live classes at their headquarters in Denver, Colorado, but they also sometimes hold regional, convention-like events for crafters.
Craftsy.com Social Media Links
Craftsy.com on Facebook: You'll find announcements of sales and giveaways as well as announcements of television appearances by Craftsy's instructors. You can post questions or comments and Craftsy will respond within a day, but you may find also receive a response from other Craftsy followers and find new friends who share your interests. Craftsy also announces events they are planning either at their headquarters in Denver or elsewhere.
Craftsy.com on Pinterest: Craftsy has boards with pins and videos on knitting, quilting, crochet, baking and cake decorating, sewing for the home, and sewing clothes. They also have ideas for sewing and craft rooms, tips on designing clothes, projects for babies, and seasonal projects such as projects for upcoming holidays or annual occurrences such as going back to school after summer vacation.
Craftsy.com on Instagram: This is the place to become inspired as you look at all of the finished projects you can learn to make from Craftsy's kits or patterns or by signing up for some of Craftsy's on line classes. You'll find patterns and classes for hand embroidery, sewing, crochet, weaving, drawing and painting techniques, different styles of knitting from all over the world, quilting, baking, and cake decorating to mention a few.
Craftsy.com on Youtube: Among these videos are instructions on techniques for sewing, knitting, crochet, fitting plus-size crocheted garments, felt projects, drawing, baking, and cake decorating as well as instructions for making various projects.
Craftsy.com Contact Info
Because Craftsy.com is an online store, it provides all of its help online. You can send an email from the Contact Us page of the website, or use the Live Chat window that is available on each page of the website during regular business hours. Business hours in Denver, CO are Monday - Friday, 9am - 7pm.