I get it, you don’t need any more subscriptions to anything. But I’m gonna give you 4 reasons why you’re going to love Creativebug and one big reason why you need to subscribe today.
#1 – It pays for itself
If you read my post about my Easter Bow Ties then you already know how much money I saved just with this one project.
Unless they’re on sale, patterns are extremely expensive and sometimes it’s impossible to find exactly what you’re looking for. This McCall’s pattern, for example, is $15.95. It includes the pattern for the vest but I didn’t need a vest pattern, I just wanted to make a bow tie.
And how many times have you spent $15 or $20 on one of the craft magazines because you saw one project on the cover that caught your eye? And… be honest here… did you actually make it?!
The Creativebug tutorial I used to make my bow ties included all the dimensions for cutting out the pieces so I didn’t need to spend extra money on a pattern. And if it’s a project that requires you to use a pattern, that pattern is provided in a free pdf download – no purchase necessary.
#2 – The Videos are Professional Quality
Trust me, I’m struggling with my own Youtube channel so I totally understand the difficulties of creating videos. While I wholeheartedly applaud these people for having the guts and tenacity to do it, some of them are so dark you can’t see what’s going on. Some don’t realize that what they’re trying to show me is off-camera, or that the sound keeps going in and out, or they have that annoying head-banging music, or they just plain skip a step to keep the video short.
The video tutorials at Creativebug are professionally created with you the viewer in mind. The camera is always at the correct angle to show you everything you need to see and there’s no annoying music or dog-barking in the background.
In fact, they pay such close attention to detail that I was tempted to fast-forward the bow tie tutorial simply because I didn’t didn’t think it was necessary to follow along while she sewed every single stitch. But follow along I did, just in case 🙂
#3 – There’s Something for Everyone
Creativebug isn’t just for sewists. There’s something for every crafter. There are dozens of quilting tutorials including basic how-tos and all kinds of different blocks. You’ll find tutorials for crochet, knitting, foodcrafting, jewelry making, papercrafting, holiday decorations, home decor, and art and design. There’s even a special category for kids crafts so the whole family can find inspiration.
Some videos are basic how-tos that teach you different techniques. Some are project videos that show you how to create anything from socks to watercolor works of art. You’ll even find a few 30-day challenges to keep you inspired for, well, a whole month!
How many times have you thought, “Gee, I feel creative today but I don’t really know what I want to make?” It happens to all of us, all the time. We don’t always want to work on the projects we already have laid out, sometimes we just want to try something new.
While browsing Creativebug one day I came upon a tutorial that showed you how to make Lotion Bars. (You can read my blog post about it here.) The ingredients list matched the ingredients in a tub of lip balm base I’d had stashed on the shelf for months, so voila! I turned trash into treasure and discovered I like creating bath and beauty products. Next stop – soap!
New videos are added every month so you’ll never run out of inspiration!
Now keep in mind, my first love is sewing. But since I subscribed to Creativebug I find myself looking at some of the drawing and painting videos. I’m also enjoying this series on fashion illustration and design by Benjamin Mach from Project Runway. He makes it look so easy I don’t understand why everybody isn’t a fashion designer!
Why You Need to Subscribe Today
This is probably the best reason to subscribe to Creativebug: You get your first month free if you subscribe today. That means you have a whole 30 days to browse through all the videos and see if you like it.
And don’t worry! As you can see by this pic, you won’t get some run-around if you decide to cancel your subscription. That ‘Cancel Subscription’ button is right there on your account page so you can click it any time you want.
So, what are you waiting for? Since I joined Creativebug I’ve saved a ton of money on patterns and found whole new creative worlds to explore, and I think you will, too.
Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat! (Just please don't ask her about lightbulbs!)