Lynda Maynard
Craftsy Instructor

San Francisco Bay Area

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Lynda Maynard has enjoyed a 35-year career that highlights a wide array of experience in varying contexts of working with textiles. She has brought a passion for fashion to countless classrooms spanning the past 20 years and, during that time, served a number of community colleges while simultaneously leading workshops for various fabric stores looking for new and innovative ways of catering to their growing clientele. Specific areas of applied ... Read Full Bio »

Lynda's Craftsy Classes

Sewing on the Edge

Gain confidence and skills in finishing necklines, armholes, hems and more! Lynda Maynard will give you an array of professional finishing options for all your garment-sewing projects, from T-shirts to formal gowns. You'll learn to work with silky and sheer fabrics and be able to reinforce, bind or hem lightweight fabrics without adding bulk or using facings. Whether you're sewing with knits or wovens, Lynda will show you how to finish garments with a polished and professional look.


Sew the Perfect Fit

Create garments that fit and flatter your form with teacher and author Lynda Maynard. You'll never look at a paper pattern the same way again after watching this info-packed class. Lynda's techniques come to life on dress muslins fitted to three women, each with unique fitting challenges, including sloped shoulders, ample busts and flat backsides. Start by learning to "read" the fit muslin as it points you to the right places to adjust the garment. You'll learn the importance of grain lines and well-placed darts. Watch how adding or subtracting fabric from one area of the dress magically improves the fit somewhere else. Then learn how to transfer your changes from the muslin back to the FREE Vogue dress pattern. The end result: a custom-fit garment tailored perfectly for you!


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Lynda's Projects

Bateau Neckline
Petersham Peek Seam
Curved Neck & Armhole Bands
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