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We’re on the heels of winter and my desire to stay in, curled up in front of the fireplace working on my fiber crafts is kicking in. I’ve spent the past few days satisfying this crafting craving by diving into the Handmade with Love Super Bundle. (affiliate link)
This is the first time I’ve purchased a bundle through Ultimate Bundles, mainly because I was always skeptical of purchasing a big bundle of resources without knowing what the quality would be. Several people I knew and trusted told me to give it a try. These were people who were affiliates for Ultimate Bundles, but also people I knew would give me an honest opinion. People who won’t promote something they don’t believe in.
Because this bundle was entirely about something I enjoy greatly, fiber arts/crafts, I knew it would be a good place to start. I already have knowledge about some of the topics, and I have interest in learning some of the other topics, so I figured I’d have what I needed to determine if taking advantage of the amazingly low price offered by Ultimate Bundles was worth it.
My assessment, for the Handmade with Love Super Bundle, it’s worth it. Here are more details to help you decide if it’s right for you.
What is the Handmade with Love Super Bundle?
What is an Ultimate Bundle?
An Ultimate Bundle is a collection of digital resources, eBooks, tutorials, printables, patterns, and more, curated to include topics related to a central theme.
What is the Handmade with Love bundle theme?
The theme of this bundle is handmade skills/patterns, specifically fiber arts such as knitting, crocheting, applique, and more. Detailed list of products included below.
How much does this bundle cost?
Over 200+ patterns, eBooks, tutorials and more. Retail value of over $1000, yours for $29.95 through December 4th, 2017, a 97% savings. After that date you’ll need to purchase each resource individually for full price.
Where can I purchase the Handmade with Love Super Bundle?
When you’re ready to make your purchase just head over to Ultimate Bundles (affiliate link) to secure your bundle.
What’s Included in the Handmade with Love Super Bundle?
Here are the projects, patterns and tutorials included in the Handmade with Love Super Bundle, including the retail price of the resource.
You will receive all of these resources in pdf form as a zip file for just $29.97 through December 4th, 2017. (affiliate link)
- Applique Made Easy: A Beginner’s Guide to Simple Applique Techniques by Leslie Rutland ($12.00)
- The Joy of Christmas Quilted Dinner Set by Liuxin Newman ($24.99)
- Baby Storybook: A Day at Home with Bearhug & Honeybun by Sedef Imer ($14.00)
- Lovely Liberty Cushion: A Needleturn Applique Project by Emma Jean Jansen ($10.50)
- A Doll Like Me: A Collection of Customizable Crochet Doll Patterns PLUS A Beginner’s Guide to Amigurumi by Stacey Trock ($20.00)
- Crochet Earrings by Dobi Ivanova ($7.00)
- Imagical Seasons: Spring, Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12 by Alla Koval ($24.95)
- Slouch Hat Crochet Patterns (Vol. 2) by Rebecca Langford ($7.99)
- The Perfect Product Line: The Grace Collection by Pam Grice ($16.00)
- The Plaid Collection: 14 Cozy Crochet Patterns in Classic Plaid by Bethany Dearden ($6.99)
- Crochet Rug Making by Morgan Roberts ($15.00)
- Little Miss Wheo by Carla Schwind ($5.50)
- Cross Stitch Pattern Collection by Susan Fitzgerald ($18.00)
- Geometric Birds & Animals Collection by galabornpatterns ($38.94)
- Spirited Animals Bundle : Queen Bee and Spirited Animals Alphabet by Dana Batho (business name Peacock & Fig) ($19.98)
- Summer/Winter Wreath by Jenny Van De Wiele ($10.00)
- Creative Cloth by Linda Matthews ($15.00)
- Printing on Fabric: Instinctual Mark-Making, Screen & Stencil Printing by Ellie Beck ($47.00)
- Shibori & Natural Dyeing Course by Francesca Stone ($25.00)
- Welcome to Weaving: Tips and Tricks for Weaving on a Frame Loom from Start to Finish by Lindsey Campbell ($30.00)
- Luna: Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern by Krystle Luvis ($13.80)
- 23 Easy-to-Make Christmas Ornaments: Three eBooks in One! by Erica Hite ($14.00)
- Embroidery Pattern Set by Pumora ($94.00)
- Insect Embroidery Pattern Set by Sarah Milligan ($18.00)
- Modern Embroidery Pattern Set by Stitcharama ($10.00)
- The Embroidery Project: All In The Details by Mollie Johanson ($35.00)
- The Girl Gang: An Embroidery Pattern Bundle by cozyblue by Liz Stiglets ($20.00)
- Brother Rabbit: Raised Embroidery by Anna Scott ($7.35)
- Cozy Christmas Knits by Jessica Bolof ($22.00)
- Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous by Alasdair Post-Quinn ($17.95)
- Essential Baby Knits by Tatsiana Matsiuk ($20.00)
- How To Arm Knit with Cowl, Blanket and Pouf Pattern by Anne Weil ($16.00)
- Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits by Jen Geigley ($27.00)
- Fair Isle Knitting by Liat Gat ($26.77)
- Fairy Tale Gloves by Shehla Ahmed ($5.99)
- Color in Quilting: A Trio of Simple Quilt Patterns + a Lesson in Effective Color Placement by Alison Glass ($36.00)
- DIY Block Design: Your Designs From Sketchbook To Quilt by Alyce Blyth ($15.50)
- Mother’s Medallion Quilt by Becky Dietz & Cindy Leis ($35.00)
- Quilting Jetgirl Best Selling Patterns by Yvonne Fuchs ($30.00)
- Solids: Five Quilt Patterns by Lauren Terry ($10.00)
- Get Quilty by Elise Cripe ($18.00)
- Patchwork Planner & Journal by Becky Jorgensen ($14.99)
- 10 Simple Sewing Projects for the Home: Even If You Only Know How to Sew a Straight Line by Corey Willis ($20.00)
- How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns by Rin Gomura-Elkan ($25.00)
- Retro Rucksack & Penfield Pocket Tote: Two Essential Bag Sewing Patterns by Sara Curtis ($19.00)
- Sewing Fancy Dresses for Little Girls (Aged 3 and Under) by Tatiana Kozorovitsky ($19.99)
- Sewing School 101: Simple Tips to Get You Stitching by Nicole Bennett ($9.99)
- Art Caddy Tote by Virginia Lindsay ($8.00)
- Happytown Dolls: Maisie and Max Fly Kites by Anne Oliver ($9.99)
- Hipster Teddy Bear by Stephanie Woodson ($7.00)
- Mr and Mrs Deer: DIY Woodland Felt Decorations by Jenny Blair ($7.00)
- Patchwork Elephant and Baby Quilt by Abby Glassenberg ($9.00)
- 6 Month Digital Magazine Subscription + Instant Download of the Latest Issue from Make Modern ($29 value)
- “Rock Your Craft Fair” Digital Planner from Crochetpreneur
Who is the Handmade with Love Super Bundle For?
My fiber crafting experience is all over the place. Depending on the skill set I’m anywhere from beginner to advanced, even never touched the style of craft. I went through each section and reviewed the materials included to see how they stacked up to my expectations.
For the patterns and tutorials I considered myself intermediate to advanced on, I thought there were fantastic products offered to enhance my skills either through new techniques I hadn’t tried before, tips to make things easier, or new patterns to create with.
For the items included I consider myself either a never touched the craft before to beginner, I thought the tutorials offered were wonderful guides to help me pick up a new craft that I’d either wanted to try or hadn’t even considered until now.
One thing I loved is that within the Handmade with Love Bundle is a Starter Guide that includes a chart that gives you an overview on what skill level each resource is best suited for. This chart also gives you an idea of how long each project will take, what format the resource is (eBook, pattern, tutorial, etc), as well as how you can use each project (home decor, wearable, gifting, etc).
Overall there is a fantastic mix of resources for every skill level, so it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to fiber arts crafting or you’ve been doing it for years, you’re going to find projects that will appeal to your level.
One thing I was concerned about with a bundle like this is if it was worth it even if I knew I wasn’t going to use everything included. The thing is, it’s highly unlikely you’ll use everything included, I know I won’t. However, $1000 worth of digital material for $29.97? That’s a fantastic deal. All I have to do is look at the list and choose the patterns, projects and resources I actually am interested in and the full price far exceeds the $29.97 bundle price.
If you’re concerned you won’t have any need for anything but, say, knitting or crocheting resources, my advice is to add up what you’ll use in the section and see if you’re better off buying the bundle or the individual resource. My guess is you’ll find the bundle is the better deal.
When I picked up the Handmade with Love Super Bundle I was mostly interested in the crochet patterns, cross stitch, and possible the knitting (something I still haven’t learned). It turns out, after going through the different resources, I think I would absolutely love applique. I had no idea it would pique my interest so much. I’ve always loved collage work in paper crafting. I had no idea applique was so similar only with a different medium and technique.
My Initial Impression of the Handmade with Love Super Bundle
The bundle is still fresh in my hands and I haven’t had a chance to try out any of the patterns to see if they work out well.
What I have had a chance to do is review the tutorials and patterns to see what I think of them. Based on the instructions, I’ve found the majority of the patterns and projects to be well written and detailed. For some sections where tutorials aren’t provided there are links back to websites that do provide tutorials, so if you’re not sure how to do something specific for a pattern it’s not going to be too difficult to find those instructions.
At this point my top favorite project is the The Plaid Collection: 14 Cozy Crochet Patterns in Classic Plaid by Bethany Dearden ($6.99). I’ve never created a plaid crochet project and this pattern collection includes several different projects for me to try out. After that I’ll be able to play around with the technique and create my own patterns. Crochet is one of my favorite topics in this entire bundle, so it’s no surprise a crochet project topped my favorite list.
Keeping with my crochet theme of favorites I also like the Crochet Rug Making by Morgan Roberts ($15.00) and the Slouch Hat Crochet Patterns (Vol. 2) by Rebecca Langford ($7.99). Both of these projects have been on my to do list, but I hadn’t found patterns I really liked. Based on what I see here I think I have a good start for knocking some projects off my want to make list.
Crochet wasn’t the only thing I really liked. I also liked Applique Made Easy: A Beginner’s Guide to Simple Applique Techniques by Leslie Rutland ($12.00). As I mentioned previously, I’ve never tried applique, but after going through the tutorial I can tell it’s something I want to try. The tutorial is well written, detailed, gave some excellent tips for beginners.
I’m not a quilter, but I know many people who are and it’s a skill I’ve always wanted to learn. I wish a quilting tutorial was included, but there isn’t one. The patterns included, however, were right up my alley for style, so I’m extremely eager to find some lessons of my own to give me the skills I need to utilize these patterns. I loved the designs in Color in Quilting: A Trio of Simple Quilt Patterns + a Lesson in Effective Color Placement by Alison Glass ($36.00). If you know me, I’m a huge fan of color anyway, so it makes sense I would absolutely be in love with these pattern ideas.
Solids: Five Quilt Patterns by Lauren Terry ($10.00) was another favorite of mine in the category of things I know nothing about but want to learn. I love the simple, geometric patterns, and again this pattern set makes good use of bright solid color, so it caught my eye. What I really like about this pattern is it gives more instruction, so it’s better suited for someone like me who doesn’t know what I’m doing yet.
There were a lot more projects I liked, but this small line up on it’s own made the bundle totally worth the bundle price.
Not so favorite parts
I wasn’t a huge fan of all of the patterns included from a style perspective, but that’s just a matter of preference. I know a lot of the different things included are popular, such as crocheted jewelry and baby items. These are just two things I don’t have much need or interest in. However, the instructions for these projects are wonderful, so if they are your style I would absolutely recommend them.
More tutorials for beginners would have also improved this bundle for me. With that said, I do understand it’s a challenge to make a fantastic themed bundle that will appeal to people of different talents and style preferences, not to mention skill levels. What was included is great, so I won’t complain too much here. There are other tutorials to help me get started elsewhere.
The variety of fiber arts included in this bundle is wonderful, but I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t mention my disappointment in the failure to include tatting as one of the topics for the bundle. I’ve always wanted to learn tatting, shuttle tatting specifically, though needle tatting seems to be more available. It’s becoming a lost art, and lace making isn’t in as high of demand as it was years ago, so I totally get why it’s not there. Not as many people want it, but for me, I would have been thrilled to see some tatting selections in the line up.
Other than these minor preference details, there wasn’t a whole lot I didn’t like in the bundle. It’s a great bundle.
If you’re a fan of the fiber arts and want some new inspiration, ideas, patterns, or projects, this is a great bundle. It’s wonderful for crafters of any skill level, and can grow with you. With over 200 projects and over a $1000 value, picking this up for just $29.97 just makes sense.
Don’t miss out on the 97% discount though, remember, it ends December 4th, 2017 so pick up your bundle now! (affiliate link)