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.

3 Fitting Methods Every Sewist Needs to Know

Craftsy instructor Joi Mahon getting the right measurements

Most sewists would agree that fitting is the most challenging aspect of garment sewing. There are three methods for getting the fit just right. Learn about each and how to determine which one or a combination of them is right for your next project.

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Top 10 Tips for Sewing With Silk


There is nothing more beautiful or luxurious as a silk blouse or dress. Working with silk, however, can be a challenge. Learn the tips and techniques required to sew with this luxurious fabric.

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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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