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Linda currently operates an alterations business out of her home which began February 2008. Her love for sewing began in sixth grade when her home economics teacher told her that she had a gift for sewing. Eventually, Linda asked her mother for a sewing machine and received a Kenmore 1040 as her first machine. Her love for her creative skill developed as she had to make her own clothes in high school in order to be fashionable. Linda had always dreamed of owning her own business. She had no idea that sewing was the answer to the perfect stay-at-home business opportunity and creative outlet. Linda is a proud member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. She has developed her skills under Palmer Pletshe and has recently taken the Alterations for Professionals workshop by Linda Stewart.

craft interests: embroidery, gifts, sewing

Birthday: 05/28/1956

Member Since: 03/04/2009

recent comments

Re: How to Master the Backstitch

I just used this stitch in one of my wedding alterations and it is also used in beading. I found it to be strong and durable. Thank you for sharing this very practical technique.


Re: The Ultimate Mending Kit

I am an alterations specialist and I am really looking forward to this article since I do a lot of repairs. Great looking kit! I found a great product at the Sewing Expo in Atlanta that is called Bo-Nash. This product is a bonding agent that does not cause the fabric to dry stiff. My clients love the result!

Thanks for the article.

Re: Video: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

I like Susan's comments about how couture techniques combine form and function. As an alterations specialist this is a technique that I will definately incorporate into my business. Thanks, Susan, for sharing. Linda at www.CustomFitAlterations

Re: Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

I iron a shirt with a plan the way I was taught by my father, which is sort of like grandma. First I iron the collar and stand all in one, second the cuffs then the sleeves. Third, the yoke. Fourth, front buttonhole placket(?) on the right side of the shirt. Then I iron the right side of the shirt, followed by the back, followed by the left front part of the shirt and finally pressing around the buttons. Now that's a plan that works for a shirt. Sometimes I use my Elna Press too.

Re: Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?