The web has been a tremendous teacher for me when it comes to expanding my sewing skills. Here are some great online resources that I turn to again and again for various sewing techniques.
Amy Smart's blog Diary of a Quilter is my favorite for all your basic quilting techniques. Her writing is clear, the photos are very helpful, and she doesn't needlessly complicate anything.
Two resources: Craftiness is not Optional and MADE by Dana. Two incredibly creative mamas worth following.
Abby Glassenberg's website While She Naps is a wealth of information not only for sewing softies, but also for starting and running a small creative business. The number of free tutorials is impressive. I've bought her book Stuffed Animals and, while not sewing stuffed animals with any frequency, have learned so many handy techniques that I can use for all of my sewing.
Couture Garment Sewing
Colette Patterns maintains a blog called Coletterie with more garment sewing advice than I think I will ever tap in my career. It's fabulous!
Knitters are the best! I knit badly, but I love to sew lovely bags to keep their projects, needles and hooks in order. I also teach sewing, and you can find many sewing resources here. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.