Thanks to everyone that was good enough to complete last Saturday’s survey on tutorials and how to videos (and to those that haven’t, it’s open ended if you wish to contribute now). I thought I’d share the analysis of the results so far, as I was quite surprised by the results.
Question 1 was around the sort of tutorials people preferred. I was expecting, with the advent of Craftsy and the FQS YouTube channel, that video would be the most popular, but in fact one of you was quite vociferous about your dislike of video, while another ‘fessed up about their nefarious train habits, and related allergy to them.
Question 2 was around the kind of tutorials people preferred. I was curious about this because sometimes I just want to see a particular ‘thing’, and trying to work out projects that it might feature in can be a bit head scratching. End to end projects are useful though, and it seems like a range of options would keep people happy.
Finally, Question 3 was around the sort of projects people were most likely to seek assistance for. Now while I can cater for the first 2 here, some of the ‘other’ responses are slightly out of my purview – alas, I can’t knit or crochet, my embroidery is definitely not up for the scrutiny of someone needing assistance, and my clothes making would just about cover how to make sun dresses for women with big boobs! For the person interested in teddy bears, I have a series on the anatomy of a bear, which you can find here if that helps? For the person that wanted ‘measures’ could you possibly translate? That one left me scratching my head a bit I’m afraid ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Anyway, the purpose of the exercise here was to give me a few ideas for next year’s blog posts as I’m trying to come up with a workable schedule for the blog and myself once the Finish Along has been handed over to our new host, so thanks for playing along, and for the suggestions in the projects part.
If anyone has any particular ideas of things they might want to see, with a restriction to bags and quilts for now, please let me know, otherwise I have a wee list gong for both right now :o)
Good to see all that money on your maths education went to good use;-) Fascinating how this went and I'm glad it's helped you to plan for next year.
How interesting… I would have thought that video tutorials would have been most popular, though I'm in the photo tutorial group. I'm up for a tute on a big boob sun dress! 🙂
Actually I'm not surprised at the disinterest in video tutorials. Makes me feel so not alone. Quiet frankly, I find I do not have time nor space for video. Paper works for the stop and start person that I am. Your survey is interesting though. Certainly appreciate your time and effort. :-)) Sharon
Glad I could find you some like minded friends :o)
Yay, I'm on the same side as right-minded people! ;D
I like your Japanse+ANSI shruggy guy. Oh! I have a bag thing that I'd like to see: a top enclosure zipper that 1) isn't the kind where you can stick your hand through the open ends (flaps), 2) isn't the kind with a length of naked zipper sticking out one side (wide-open style), 3) works with gusseted bags. :}
i'd like to master sewing circles. I have never used craftsy but do you tube , also like still photos. I found the instructions on your whole lotta bag very comprehensive.
I would love bag anatomy tutorials. Inset zippers, curved bottoms, things like that. I'm not picky really, I just like to see how other people do things!
I'm with Alli on needing that exact zipper tutorial. Also, a tute on sewing with clear plastics (as in see-thru pockets) and in sewing with other plastic'ed fabrics like outdoor or oilcloth etc. What kind of needles, stitch length, thread, to use, and in what combo. ALSO, I need a tutorial on figgy pudding. Just saying. XX!
I love data! Thanks for sharing your results. I look forward to seeing what you have planned.
Interesting, I think I'm in the majority for most of this. Video means I can't sneakily get my sewing fix whilst at work.
These surveys can be really helpful – sorry I somehow missed it due to my backlog of blog reading….Surprised me too about the videos.