Professor Pincushion

Professor Pincushion has been picking up the thread and needle for over 15 years. She has experience in apparel and home decorating sewing, quilting, and embroidery. She’s taught private and group sewing lessons and continues to develop her own original projects featured on ProfessorPincushion.com, Family Fun Magazine, and multiple craft sites. Professor Pincushion strives to produce high quality, sewing tutorials so that anyone can learn how to sew.

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New course! How to Draft and Sew Basic Pants

I'm thrilled to share my newest course, How to Draft and Sew Basic Pants.

Beginner and intermediate sewers: this DIY sewing course from shows step-by-step how to create a basic pants block from your measurements and sew a custom pair of pants! If you've ever wanted to try your hand at drafting your own unique pattern and getting a pair of great fitting pants, then this course is for you!

I hope you enjoy the new course!

Thanks,
Professor Pincushion

Courses

  • 12
    12-part Clothes Making course
    Basic Skirt Variations
    A 12-part course with Professor Pincushion
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    What’s the best part about making your own clothes? Customization! Now that you’ve tackled Professor Pincushion’s first course on “How to Make a Basic Skirt,” transform your basic skirt block into a unique garment that screams “you!” Are you the flared or pencil skirt type? Add pockets to your skirt for practicality or ruffles for a fun and flirty feel. You'll also learn how to add pleats to your skirt and make changes to the waistline. Why make one skirt when there are so many styles to choose from?

  • 8
    8-part Clothes Making course
    DIY Sewing Projects
    An 8-part course with Professor Pincushion
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    Expert sewist Professor Pincushion takes you step-by-step through the tools, materials, and instructions you need to make fashionable DIY accessories and necessities.

  • 10
    10-part Clothes Making course
    How to Draft and Sew a Fitted Bodice
    A 10-part course with Professor Pincushion
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    Hate it when you find the perfect dress, but it just doesn't fit? In this comprehensive DIY sewing course, Professor Pincushion shows you how to make your own fitted bodice to complement a homemade skirt. Learn which measurements to take, how to draft the basic bodice block and pattern, and, finally, sew the garment together for a professional look. Your creativity and handiwork will be rewarded with a statement dress.

  • 12
    12-part Clothes Making course
    How to Draft and Sew Basic Pants
    A 12-part course with Professor Pincushion
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    Beginner and intermediate sewers: this DIY sewing course from Professor Pincushion shows step-by-step how to create a basic pants block from your measurements and sew a custom pair of pants!

  • 10
    10-part Clothes Making course
    How to Make a Basic Skirt
    A 10-part course with Professor Pincushion
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    Are you interested in pattern making or designing your own clothes? This course from Professor Pincushion walks you through the process of drafting a basic skirt using your own measurements, so that your DIY creation fits you and your style perfectly. You will also learn how to stitch together and assemble a skirt based on your pattern, add lining, and attach patch pockets. Clothes making has never been easier.

  • 10
    10-part Clothes Making course
    How to Sew Custom T-Shirts and Tank Tops
    A 10-part course with Professor Pincushion
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    Making your own tank top or t-shirt is easier than you think. Professor Pincushion shows you how to use your own measurements to create patterns for a basic t-shirt or tank top. For even more unique fun, you can learn how to do variations to the blocks in order to add different types of sleeves, yokes, and even a t-shirt dress. Once you have your pattern, let us show you how to sew it all together. Making your own unique clothes is fun and creative.

  • 4
    4-part Clothes Making course
    Sewing Tips for Beginners
    A 4-part course with Professor Pincushion
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    Have some sewing repairs to do, but need a few sewing tips to get started? Learn important sewing tricks from expert seamstress Professor Pincushion, including how to repair a hole in your jeans!

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