I love my craft hobbies, but crafting can become very expensive. It's easy to overwhelm your budget when you are purchasing patterns, supplies and those clever doodads that manufacturers convince us we need.
Right before Christmas I was on the internet looking for free or inexpensive patterns that I could use to make holiday gifts. I stumbled upon a great site where you can buy patterns and workshops from other crafters. Craftsy has many free patterns to download and is also a site where crafters can sell their original patterns online. As you can see the name Craftsy is a play on the famous Etsy name.
You do need to create a login name and password to use the site, but it asks for precious little personal information since it is all downloads. In the rare times I buy a pattern I use Paypal.
I'd love to hear about your favorite crafting sites.