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Linda loves spending time with her family, and jogging, but her next love is SEWING! Linda became seriously addicted to sewing in the 70’s!
Linda’s Aunt was a trained seamstress in Hungary and her Mother always had a sewing machine on the dining room table. Linda’s Aunt could make an evening dress out of a pile of fabric, without a pattern, and her Mother was thrifty and always had a sewing machine out on the dining room table, mending an old garment to make it new again. Linda has always been surrounded by sewing projects. Her Aunt and Mother inspired her and taught her how to sew at a young age. She remembers sewing Barbie clothes in elementary school and outfits in middle school. Her proudest moment was designing and sewing her own wedding dress.
In 2013, Linda started her sewing blog, Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!, with a desire to share her sewing projects with her readers and join the wonderful online sewing community.
In 2015, Linda took on a #RTWFAST Challenge, no more store bought, well … except undergarments, socks and shoes. Everything else was going to be #memade! She also created and organizes the annual #designindecember Sewing Challenge. Join us!
In 2018, Linda started to design, make and sell her own handbags and accessories and the PDF sewing patterns for them in her Shop, Lányos Handmade. A small shop with BIG sewing mojo!
In 2020, Linda started her own YouTube channel, Lányos Handmade, Linda loves sharing her sewing patterns, sewing tips, tutorials and videos to help you with your sewing journey!
Linda loves learning about and sewing with vegan, eco-friendly, sustainable, up-cycled and/or repurposed materials on her Vintage Sewing Machines.
Lányos Handmade would like to send out a special “Thank you” to all its Pattern Testers who work so hard and diligently to check every “left/right” and “period/comma” are in the correct place, and everything makes sense!
Linda had wonderful news recently when her “sewing room” was moved from a little wheeled cart in the family room to an actual SEWING ROOM! She still has to put up the shelving and figure out the storage, but it’s just heavenly! There are no complaints when she is “sent to her room”!
You will find quite a few sewing machines in Linda’s possession … two toy Vintage Sewing Machines (a Necchi and a Singer) and six VSM’s: Maria the Ford deLuxe (she still needs to be cleaned up), a still unnamed White (needs a bit of work yet), Winnie the Singer 221 Featherweight, Amber the Singer 421G, Barbie the Singer 500 and Ilona the Singer 15-88. Ilona is fine, although her treadle cabinet needs work and her belt needs replacing. Until then, she’s got a hand crank attached so she is functional!. Linda also has a few domestic sewing machines: a Janome 3160QDC, a Janome HD3000 and a Janome MC8200QCP SE (both great for bag-making) and a Janome MyLock 334. Check out her posts on all these machines – just do a search for “sewing machines” in the search box!
Linda uses her Janome HD3000 and her Janome MC8200 QCP SE, both domestic sewing machines, and her Singer 500, the “Rocketeer” and her Singer 421G, both vintage sewing machines, to draft her patterns and sew up various styles and sizes of bags, totes and wallets.
Every year Lányos Handmade creates a fundraising project and donates all proceeds to the ALS Society of British Columbia, for patient support services and research, and also donates 10% of all Shop profits. Thank you for your support!
Don’t forget … Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! is the home of the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge! Join us!
Thank you very much for your support and for reading and commenting on my blog!
#lanyoshandmade #nicedressthanksimadeit #designindecember
Before you go, let me introduce you to my apprentices, Simon and Sophie! (Edited: Sadly, Simon passed away January 11, 2022. A good buddy that will always be remembered.)
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Unless otherwise stated, all opinions given are my own. Affiliate links will be clearly indicated. I use on-line courses a lot. We live in a rural area and actually attending a sewing class is not easy for me. On-line courses are easy to access. I also use books, other blogs and on-line reference material. I’ll let you know every time I source information from somewhere else, in case you want to look it up too. I just want to spread the information and education I possess and have found!
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