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
Basic Skirt Variations
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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?
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DIY Sewing Projects
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Itching to get behind your Singer with some new sewing projects? In this course, expert sewist Professor Pincushion takes you step-by-step through the tools, materials, and instructions you need to make fashionable handmade accessories and necessities. With patterns and sewing tips, you’ll learn to sew purses, bow ties, boxers, oven mitts, belts, sock monkeys, and block quilts. Special occasion on the horizon? These intermediate DIY projects make perfect handmade gifts for your loved ones!
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How to Draft and Sew a Fitted Bodice
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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.
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How to Draft and Sew Basic Pants
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In this DIY sewing course from Professor Pincushion, tackle a straightforward but challenging clothes making project: drafting and sewing a basic pair of pants. Take your own measurements and draft a pants block and pattern that will fit your shape. Then, use that pattern to sew together a tailor-made (by you!) pair of pants! As a bonus, you'll learn how to make alterations to your finished product to give it the perfect fit.
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How to Make a Basic Skirt
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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.
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How to Sew Custom T-Shirts and Tank Tops
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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.
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Sewing Tips for Beginners
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Does your favorite pair of old jeans have holes or rips? Do you have some sewing repairs to do, but need a little nudge to get started? In this sewing course for beginners, expert seamstress and blogger Professor Pincushion teaches essential sewing tips and tricks to get the ball rolling, like how to repair holes in jeans! Get sewing machine tips like setting thread tension, learn easy methods for taking measurements, and discover how to make a sewing pattern from just a shirt!
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Other Lessons by Professor Pincushion

Design and craft your own t-shirts or upholstery! This lesson from Professor Pincushion shows you how to paint with stencils and make cool designs on pre-treated fabric. You’ll learn how to cut out a stencil on freezer paper, use an iron to secure the paper to the fabric, and finish your creation for maximum durability.


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