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.

Perfect Party Outfits: Sewing a Tulle Skirt

How to sew your own tulle skirt!

Need an outfit for an upcoming holiday party and don't want to spend a fortune? Consider sewing a tulle skirt. Not only is it an inexpensive option, it is fun and easy to make. Here's how!

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4 Key Fitting Opportunities Before the First Pattern Piece Is Cut

Measuring for the perfect fit on the Craftsy Sewing Blog!

The steps you take well before the first pattern piece is cut are among the most critical to getting the right fit. There are four key fitting opportunities that every garment sewer must perform to ensure the right size is cut and the most important pattern adjustments are made before layout and cutting begins. Read on to learn the pre-sewing essentials for finding your perfect fit.

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Creative Trim Ideas: How to Sew Twist and Turn Trim

Adding trim to a top

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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