Creativebug and the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top

Do you ever get the itch to just make something?

This year I’ve been craving creative outlets, and while Pinterest has tons of crafty projects, I tend to pin them and forget them.

Then I discovered Creativebug, a website with video tutorials for everything from cake decorating and jewelry making to crochet and sewing. I no longer have an excuse to be bored. I’m always on the site watching videos and looking for new projects to start. I recently made the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top, and now I want to sew a whole new wardrobe.

Thanks to Creativebug I no longer have an excuse to be bored. I recently made the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top, and now I want to sew a whole closet full of tops.

Thanks to Creativebug I no longer have an excuse to be bored. I recently made the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top, and now I want to sew a whole closet full of tops.

Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran are the duo behind Fancy Tiger Crafts, a store based in Denver, CO. Their Sailor Top is simply adorable, and, bonus, it’s pretty easy to make. A monthly Creativebug subscription gives you access to the video directions as well as the print-at-home pattern.

I’m always on the lookout for a good deal, so I’m here to tell you that a Creativebug subscription is a great deal for crafty people. At only $4.95 a month, you get access to over 1,000 art and craft classes. Plus, the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top pattern retails for $18, but when you take the Creativebug Fancy Tiger Sailor Top class, you can print it at home for free.

Thanks to Creativebug I no longer have an excuse to be bored. I recently made the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top, and now I want to sew a whole closet full of tops.

Thanks to Creativebug I no longer have an excuse to be bored. I recently made the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top, and now I want to sew a whole closet full of tops.

I made my sailor top out of plaid flannel (of course!) and love throwing it on over leggings or skinny jeans. The top is a-line with raglan sleeves and a gathered neckline and is just begging to be made again out of a gingham or chambray.

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago when the temps were in the 50’s and 60’s, so I wore my sailor top with my new Stitch Fix find, the Sweet Wanderer Monay Faux Suede Jacket. I’ve been carrying my Rebecca Minkoff MAC Saddle Bag (c/o Shopbop) almost non-stop since I got it.

Thanks to Creativebug I no longer have an excuse to be bored. I recently made the Fancy Tiger Sailor Top, and now I want to sew a whole closet full of tops.

Sign up for Creativebug and get your first month for $1, PLUS keep one class forever when you use my affiliate link!

What do you do when you get the itch to create?

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31 comments

  1. I love crafting. I just started making long crafting videos; it’s so much fun talking about my passion and creating cool stuff. I’ve never heard of Creativebug it sounds right up my alley. I would love to learn how to decorate cakes; it’s such an art. I can watch cake decorating videos for hours. Great Tiger sailor top Ashley, very very cute.

  2. Your sailor top came out so cute! I do not have a sewing machine any more but love to create home decor. Sounds like a great subscription service.

  3. First of all – how adorable are you?! STAHP!
    The entire ensemble is ridiculously fabulous. I just need someone like you to put me all together.
    Sewing makes me sweat. My mom is the master of sewing and she has tried to teach me how. It’s basically like me trying to teach her how to turn on the computer. I’m that terrible. So I show her what I like and I buy the things and she makes it. In return, I download the music she wants and it’s a deal. HA! I’ll have to tell her about this site so she can make me the things. How terrible is that.I can scrapbook…does that count?

  4. I like this concept especially with the video supplement. In my childhood I had a subscription to a monthly mail order based craft box which was fun for awhile. It was random crafts so some worked and others were untouched.

  5. Always love coming here and discovering new brands–also I wish I were a bit more creative where crafting is concerned… Will have to explore this side of me (or see if it even exists, LOL).

    XOXO

  6. Lately, I’ve been scratching the itch with paint. 🙂 I love it! Also, I’ve been dabbling in clay. Too bad we don’t live closer, I’d sincerely would love to craft with you.
    XOXO

  7. That sounds like a cool site – and I too often fall into the category of wanting to make things but never following through.

    Love how your top came out, it’s super cute and I can definitely see it in gingham for the summer, maybe you could make it and send it to me…
    Chic on the Cheap

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