1. Exposed Elastic Waistband

    Skip the casing and sew on wide elastic for an exposed elastic waistband. This technique will come in handy for sewing boxers and skirts.
  2. Sunglass Holder

    Use scraps in your fabric stash to make this protective sunglass holder. We show you how to make a simple pattern and then how to sew it together.
  3. Sew-in Interfacing

    Sew-in interfacing can sometimes be a better option than fusible interfacing. Learn when you should use it and how to use it.
  4. Ironing Board Cover

    If your old ironing board could use a facelift, then learn how to make it as good as new with a new ironing board cover.
  5. Sewing with Neoprene

    Ready to work with a fashion forward fabric like neoprene? Check out this tutorial to get the downlow on sewing with this unique fabric.
  6. Piped Hem

    Spice up the hemed area of your garments with piping. The piped hem can give your pajama pants or any hemline an upscale look.
  7. Tulip Sleeve

    Want to duplicate the tulip sleeve look? We show you how to alter a common sleeve pattern to create tulip sleeve pattern pieces and then show you how to sew your new sleeve together.
  8. 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.
  9. Sewing Machine Cover

    Out with the plastic boring sewing machine cover and in with a fun fabric one. Learn how to take your machine's measurements to create a one-of-kind sewing machine cover.
  10. Wrap Skirt Assembly – Reversible

    What's better than a fun skirt? One that's also reversible so you can use two different fabrics. Learn how to use your wrap skirt pattern to sew a unique reversible wrap skirt.
  11. Precare Fabric

    As much as we'd like to just jump into a project, it's usually a good idea to first do some prep work. One of these is pretreating your fabric to prevent problems later on.


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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