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.

Dress Up Your Dining Room With a DIY Tablecloth

DIY Tablecloth

Make your own tablecloth in less time than it would take to buy one at the store. This simple, beginner-friendly tutorial will teach you everything you need to know for getting the measurements right and finishing with clean, professional looking edges.

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A Handy Guide to the Best Scissors for Sewing

Two pairs of sewing scissors

There’s no question investing in high quality scissors makes sewing more efficient. But with so many brands and styles out there, how do you know which scissors are best suited for your needs? Find out here!

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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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