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 Essentials: The Importance of Ease

sewing ease

Ease. It's a term every garment sewer must know and understand — for finding the right pattern size and for making pattern adjustments. Learn everything you need to know about ease for garment sewing right here!

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How to Make a Side Chair Slipcover

How to sew a slipcover for an upholstered chair, on Craftsy!

Want to dress up an otherwise out of date or worn chair cover? Instead of replacing the cover, which requires disassembling it, slipcover it instead. Learn how to sew the perfect slipcover with this step-by-step tutorial!

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5 Must-Know Tips for Sewing Zippers Perfectly

How to attach zippers on Craftsy!

Knowing how to sew zippers is something every sewer should master. While every zipper type has its own application technique, here are 6 universally helpful tips that will ensure each and every one is applied to perfection.

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5 Ways to Reduce Size When Sewing Bulky Fabric

How to reduce bulk when sewing thick fabrics — on Craftsy!

Bulk is a four letter word when it comes to sewing clothes. Layered fleece, wool, double knits and even leather can cause intersecting seams and facings to become bulky and unsightly. Here are 5 easy ways to reduce or eliminate bulk to give your garments a professional look.

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How to Make a Pincushion for Your Sewing Machine

Sewing machine pincushion — make it with Craftsy!

Having a pincushion within easy reach keeps the rhythm of machine sewing moving smoothly. Here is a fun and easy-to-make pincushion that rests against your machine, keeping pins in their proper place as you sew!

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