Super Amazing Posts By 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 ( offers helpful tips and easy solutions to everyday sewing dilemmas.

    Sewing With Sheer Fabrics: 3 Must-Know Methods

    Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Sewing |

    When it comes to sewing with sheer or very lightweight fabrics, it's best to pack your patience. These often unruly fabrics seem to have a mind of their own and can be both difficult to handle and a challenge to sew. Knowing how to gain control over them and employing a few simple sewing techniques can help you keep your sanity in tact.

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    Make It Your Own: Converting Darts to Gathers

    Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    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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    Find Your Fit: How to Make a Full Bust Adjustment

    Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    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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    Fashion Design 101: How to Manipulate Darts on a Bodice for Princess Seams

    Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Sewing |

    As a longtime garment sewer one of the most rewarding and fun things to do is to create my own designs. I get a kick out of taking a basic pattern that I can manipulate to create something entirely different and all my own. You can do it too! All it takes is a little know-how and a desire to try something new. How’s it done? It’s as simple as converting a few darts! Learn how to create your own designs just like the pros with this simple technique.

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    Sewing Upcycle: DIY Sandals from Flip-Flops

    Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial for turning inexpensive flip-flops into adorable, classy sandals you’ll want to wear again and again (Psst: You can even use fuzzy fabric for a DIY slipper you'll wear all winter long!). Read on!

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