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Linda Craig, Costa Mesa, CA, US

craft interests: crochet, fashion, knitting, restyle, sewing, Knitting

Gender: Female

Birthday: 09/11/1948

Member Since: 01/25/2009

recent comments

Re: Fashion from the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

Would like to know how to sew Melania Trump's inaugural blue jacket collar, it is very flattering

Re: ASG Names Shirley Adams 2010 Sewing Hall of Fame Inductee

Such a lovely lady & so talented.

Re: Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

Agree with the descending posts. Would be better off using something stable. I have one of the guides that can be put in different positions it works well.

Does not seem you though this through.

I see Laura Lee's point. I have been repeatedly disappointed in questions I've posted either on your site or Facebook go unanswered. Makes me feel your main interest is getting subscriptions/renewals but not attempting to serve your customers.

Re: Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space

All good ideas, thank you ladies.

Re: Video: How to Sew a Figure-eight Stitch

This is very nice & the magazine shows great pictures of this.

Re: Unconventional Color Palette for Spring 2014

If these are good colors for you great if not why waste your money. To me our best colors do not change but the fashion industry wants us to be jumping through hoops to be in style.

Re: The Fabric Store Opens Shop in L.A.

Thank you for pointing this store out to us.

Re: Make Padded Seams to Prevent Seam Allowance Impressions

Finding natural silk organza is hard. If you have sources please post.

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

I love Threads, I was an original subscriber. I liked in the beginning when there was knitting included.

Re: DVD Giveaway: Design Your Own Wardrobe with Mary Ray

Learning to see creatively. For instance the jacket Mary has on in the video is so cute & makes how outfit uniquely exceptional yet if I saw it in a pattern book I would pass it by.

Re: Simplicity: Spring Collection 2013

Where does #1664 slacks & skirt sit in terms of the waist?

Re: How to find the correct sleeve length

I used scotch tape to hold it in place so I could measure it myself, worked great!

Re: Sew a Circle Easily

Very clever, thank you!

Re: Simple Bust Adjustment

Hi Louise,

Great tutorial. How would I add a dart to a camisole? Would I estimate the measurement from my shoulder to bust point?

A measurement I would like clarified is when measuring from to shoulder to the waist, are we suppose to run the tape with our fingers under our bust or let it fall straight to the waist. I would think it could make a difference for big breast.

Thank you,

Re: Video: Two Custom Trims for Your Garments or Home

Great ideas, thank you so much!

Re: Video: How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish

Very nice & helpful video's. Really appreciated the pink finish!

Re: Video: A Neckline Binding for Knits

I was searching the high end stores for neck finishes. The one that intrigued me was a binding like this but smaller, about 1/4 to 3/8 inch & it had elastic added. The elastic would be 1/8 inch. Then it had twin needle stitching. The underside was completely enclosed.

Re: Peek Inside Three Vintage Gowns


I do not believe this particular feature has a video, it is a PDF file. Notice the blue box at the bottom right of the picture. This is the information for the dress.

Re: Mystery Plait Tote

How clever of you, I really like this idea. I was looking at upper end purses & saw this type of handle.

Re: Pillows - Tropical Winds

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing

Re: Pillows - Harem Of Color

Very pretty & creative, great job

Re: Fabric

What a clever idea, your shirt looks great

Re: Chic LBD--2 way stretch knit

Very nice dress & job

Re: Romance and Petite Romance

Your dress is very pretty, feminine & lady like, great job, thank you for sharing.

Re: Mini Totes Are so fun!

Love your bag, you used allot of creativity. Where did you get the handles?

Re: Video: How to Embellish with Studs and Rhinestones 101

Thank you so much Judith, very nice

Re: The Other Side of Couture!

The fabric Mary Ellen started with is beautiful. It was purchased at the trade show. Where can ladies who do not go to trade shows purchase such fabric?

Thank you & this is a very beautiful art piece & of the highest quality. This was a pleasure to see & learn about.

Re: Oscar Fashion 2011

My favorite was Halle Berry's dress & it is not even on here?

Re: Daughter's wedding dress and her bridesmaids

Very nice, good for you. This must have been such fun for you. Congratulations.

Re: White Wrap Shirt

Really cute, you did a great job. Love the fabric. Your is much cuter than the pattern picture.

Re: The many blogs of David Page Coffin

I went to Amazon to order Making Trousers & it said it is a pre order. When is the book going to be published?

Re: Leather Hand bag

Hi Latha,

Your handbag is very nice. How did you go about designing the pattern? Meaning what tools did you use, geometry principals, create a paper pattern?

I have been thinking of making handbags but I do not know what procedure to use. Also wondering where to find good quality textiles to work with.

Thank you & congratulations on a great piece.