Many well-meaning organizations, big name organizations in fact, are sending out free downloads to all kinds of things. One of them is sewing techniques. And while there are many ways to sew, many oft touted techniques are unhelpful, time consuming and don't give the best results.
Fabric stores, online and offline are desperately trying to attract young sewers. And they are doing so with dumbed down classes focusing on recycled t-shirts and 25 page books in neon colours, lots of white space and instant gratification. Is that the way to hook them in? How do you then keep them interested?
If you want to sew smarter, faster and with professional results, I highly recommend you find out more about The Islander Sewing System and give it a try.