Posts by Linda Reynolds

Linda Reynolds
Linda Reynolds learned to sew as a young girl and has been sewing ever since. Trained as a professional seamstress, she loves sharing her passion for the craft as a sewing instructor teaching garment sewing to teens and adults. Her blog, Simply Sewing Studio (simplysewingstudio.com) offers helpful tips and easy solutions to everyday sewing dilemmas.
Adding trim to a top

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Creative Trim Ideas: How to Sew Twist and Turn Trim

Sewing is a great way to express ones creativity and individuality, so I am always on the lookout for unique and innovative ways to jazz up a dress, top or other garment. Learn how to create your own trim using the "twist and turn trim technique" to give your project a look that is all your own. Read on!

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Gathered dress top converted from darts! How-to on the Craftsy Blog!

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Make It Your Own: Converting Darts to Gathers

Want to ramp up the design of a simple top or dress? Adding soft gathers to the neckline or shoulder is an easy and effective option. Learn how to convert darts to gathers, and with just a few modifications to a basic bodice, you can personalize a look that’s all your own!

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Sew the Perfect Fit: How to Make a Full Bust Adjustment on Craftsy!

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Find Your Fit: How to Make a Full Bust Adjustment

Certainly not all women have a B-sized bustline, which means most commercial patterns must be adjusted before any fabric is cut. Learning how to make this adjustment can make all the difference in constructing garments that not only mimic ready-to-wear, but in fact surpass these boutique pieces. Why? Because your handmade garment will fit you perfectly. Ready to start find your perfect fit? Learn how tin this step-by-step tutorial!

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