How to Write an Instructable


4 Lessons

9,525 Enrolled

Beginner Level

If you like to make things and want an easy way to share your creations with others, Instructables is a wonderful place to do it. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro - anyone can author an instructable!

In this class, you'll learn all about creating your own instructable. I'll teach you about the documenting process, how to take and edit photos, and give you lots of tips and tricks for using the Instructables editor and writing up your instructions.

Follow along with me as I write my 507th instructable and then author one of your own. Authors like you make Instructables the amazing place that it is!

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If you've used this class to write a great instructable, try entering it in one of our Contests for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Class Author:jessyratfink

Jessy Ratfink is a modern embroidery artist, sewist, crafter and cook. She published her first instructable nearly 10 years ago and now has over 500 instructables under her belt! She works for the Instructables Design Studio making awesome things full time. In her down time, she makes hand embroidered art for her Etsy shop, making jiggy.

To see what she's currently working on, visit her @makingjiggy Instagram page!


Lesson 1: Welcome to Writing an Instructable

In this lesson, we'll cover what Instructables is all about, what you need to make an instructable, and also how to find inspiration for a project!

Lesson 2: Documenting a Project

In this lesson, I'll walk you through the documentation process I follow so you can see just how easy it is to make a great instructable!

Lesson 3: Writing an Instructable and Adding Photos

In this lesson, we'll dive into using the Instructables Editor to create an instructable. I'll also cover formatting your instructable and editing your photos so they look their best.

Lesson 4: Publishing an Instructable

In this lesson, I'll show you how the publishing process works. You'll learn about choosing a main image, adding keywords, and entering contests.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!