1. Keyhole Cutout

    Create a fabric window in your projects by sewing a keyhole cutout. This interesting way to embellish your projects and can be added anywhere!
  2. Machine Decorative Stitching

    Get the most out of your sewing machine by experimenting with your machine's decorative stitches. Learn some tips to make sure your stitches look great and how to use them in unique ways.
  3. Machine Smocking

    Check out this tutorial for an easy way to pull off embroidered smocking for a vintage inspired look using your sewing machine.
  4. Embroidered Eyelet

    Learn how to create the hand embroidered eyelet. These can be used as an embellishment detail or used in place of a metal eyelet. These eyelets are both beautiful and can also be functional.
  5. Feathers

    Feathers are a unique embellishment for high end garments and elaborate costumes. Learn how to sew them on individually or as a trim.
  6. Knife Pleat

    Want to create defined pleats that all go in the same direction? Learn how to make and hem the knife pleat for garments and home decor.
  7. Honeycomb Smocking

    Honeycomb smocking is a beautiful embellishment design of pleated diamonds for an extra special look.
  8. Hand Applique

    Learn how to hand applique for quilting or embellishments.
  9. Shell Tuck

    Learn how to sew delicate shell tucks for a unique embellishment.
  10. Couching

    Couching is an embroidery technique that can create many beautiful designs that can be done by hand or by sewing machine.
  11. Fringe

    Fringe is the cat's meow! Learn how to sew it to your hemline or layer it for a ritzy look!


Starting in 2009, the Professor Pincushion team had a vision of creating a sewing tutorial website in which beginners could learn and master the art of sewing. Our site launched in March of 2010 and we have since produced over a hundred sewing related tutorials that cover everything from sewing basics to fun and original projects. Regardless of the subject, we always strive to create HD quality videos that takes the viewer step by step through each process so that nothing is left out and the mystery behind learning to sew is revealed to all.

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