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How can I get a Free Pro Membership? Answered

I'm new to instructables.com . I actually found this site from totusmel blog while looking for tatting patterns. I am new to tatting and am looking for patterns to learn and try out.

Specifically, I am searching for tatted jewelry patterns to make my niece jewelry for her senior prom in April. Their theme is Great Gatsby and tatting would make great accessories for her!! It's a special project since it's her senior year!!! :) I can't believe she's a senior!

I'm not sure how much I would use the site and I have a very limited income (disability), so I'm trying to find a free code to be able to try out the site and see how much I would actually use it. I have seen several posts where people said they got free pro memberships from posting instructables. I don't have any instructables that I created and really have no idea what I would make one about. It would be greatly appreciated if I could get a pro membership free. Is there anyone who can help me out?
Thanks for any help and consideration.


Earn FREE memberships. Write and post a featured Instructable. You get 3 months free after posting an ible that moderators feel worthy of being FEATURED. I have several years of free membership codes.

yes. I earned a 3 month with the first instructable I posted . Since then I have earned many 3 month and 1 year membership s. I have accumulated several years of membership. Have never had to pay fees.

Ohh that's just great.

Could you help me with something ?

I have sent you a message

Do check your inbox when you're free

But I have messaged you and it's showing in my sent box.
See the screenshot attached


yes if you make an instructable that gets featured, or if you win a contest, you could get a free member ship. Some times the moderators/admins may just give you a free one that may show up in your email. But that's if you have made a few instructables...

Here: https://www.instructables.com/teachers/

I'm joined this instructables forums posting site on right now. And first question arise in my mind, how to start and get free pro membership. As well as this topic place on top when i start or open my instructables account.

You can go to the inatructable you want, make sure to scroll down to see that all the photos and information has shown. Then if using a phone or tablet on Chrome browser then cluck the 3 dots at the top right hand corner, then tap on share. After that a screen should appear and please select your printer plugin. Get one from the play store if you do not have one as of yet. Once you tap the printer app it should give you a choice of where to print. Then select pdf and it should pop up a screen where to save it to. I use sd card. Once you tap save, then you are all done. If you need instructions for pc, or help please let me know. I will be glad to assist in any way i can.

Tom L

I need to upgrade to a pro membership, but I cannot afford it right now. Is there any way that one of the website owners would gift me a trial period for now until I get my tax return and then I will pay for it?

Why do you NEED a pro account?
The only real difference is that you can download a PDF of the Ible in question - and can be substituted by downloading the thing as a HTML for offline use....

That is the exact reason why I need a pro account. I need to be able to download a PDF for printing.

You can use the site for free. There are some perks with Pro memberships, but you do not need one to see all the information on the site. We give pro memberships away to individuals who post feature-worthy content.

But you can see if someone responds with a code they have gotten :)

Nicole, Someone posted this as bug, the link in your comment is not working. Just caught my attention again.

Thank you all for your comments. One member did send me a 3 month code which I am EXTREMELY grateful for! :) Have a great day!!

Pro Memberships are earned usually through winning contests or having a project featured. But as Penolopy said, you do not need a pro membership to access Instrutables. Although if you want to be bale to download Instructables as PDF files, then a Pro membership is required.

Here are some of the perks of a pro membership :-)


You could also try asking others politely.

I know that you can access info without a pro account. Getting the PDFs is the main reason I would want a pro account. I like to get patterns, and it's very time consuming cut & pasting into a word doc. Thank you all for your advice.

As others have said, you definitely do not need a paid (Pro) membership to access the content on the site! There are no "extra" I'bles, or extra information, that is hidden away from regular access. If users have included patterns, or downloadable files, as part of their Instructables, you can access/download/print all of those files, without paying anything.

The two main things you can't do without a paid account are (1) you can't download a printable PDF version of an Instructable, and (2) you have to see all the ads which I'bles uses to help pay for maintaining the site and the staff.

Good luck with your project!