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.

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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