Feelings on Video Tutorials

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hi everyone, I have a big question today, and your answers will really help me decide how I present my "How To Sew" series in the next month or so.

For sewing instruction, do you prefer using a video tutorial, or a regular written tutorial with pictures?

I was chatting with Jessica from Me Sew Crazy the other day about how I should go about sharing all the information in making a tutorial for my Keyhole dress, when she suggested videos. (She's just so sweet and brilliant!) After thinking about it for a bit, it really made sense. Most creative people are visual learners, and our blogs are usually half pictures anyway.

So, I took the shirred skirt tutorial from Friday and remade it in video form (making the top below instead of a skirt). Now you guys can take a look at both versions and let me know which you think would be easier to follow/understand.



***Disclaimer - This is my first video and I know it isn't the best quality. The lighting is, in a word, crap and I also feel that 20 min. is way too long. But, those are things that I can work on for next time. Most of my videos would be 5 min. or less. This is also on my family account because it was so long, but I'd make a channel specific to my blog.***



So what do you think? Is it easier to follow along when you can pause and rewind? 
Any thoughts you have on the subject would be a great help! I really want this up coming series to be helpful for anyone new to sewing, or learning a new technique.

Thanks in advance for your help, and thanks for visiting!

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5 comments:

  1. So pretty! and helpful, too!

    Would you be willing to share this at our Weekly Playdate link party at:
    http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-blog-hop-14-all.html

    Cheers,
    lori
    come & play :: Playdate
    www.beneaththerowantree.com

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  2. Your little model just kills me =) Is she always that expressive?

    I like the idea of a video tutorial because some things are hard to understand when you're just reading & looking at a picture. So I can see where video would be very, very helpful. At the same time, I think it's really important to completely read a tutorial before beginning a project. I would struggle committing 20 minutes to just watching a video before jumping in on the project. I did see where you said you could cut down on the time - I think if you could make them 5-7 minutes then this could be extremely helpful. Especially to learners who need to see something done before they can do it.

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  3. I am new to elastic thread. Thanks so much for the video. I have all of the info I need to get started.

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  4. Thank you for sharring your tutorial! Your fit model is such a doll! I like both video and written. People learn dfferent ways, so it is really hard to say which is best. I like to read, then I like to see a visual. I will admit I am more of a visual type of person. You have answered alot of questions I had. Thank you again and keep up the good work! I look forward to seeing more!

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  5. Fantastic!! Loved this video Tutorial.You did everything perfect.Now for me to get sewing :) Thanks heaps x

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