Linda loves spending time with her family, and jogging, but her next love is SEWING!
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.
Linda started her sewing blog, “Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!”, to share her sewing projects with her readers. She is the creator and organizer of the #designindecember Sewing Challenge. Linda then decided there would be no more “store bought” in her wardrobe. Her next step was creating “Lányos Handmade”, her custom bag making and pattern design business. On her YouTube channel, Linda loves sharing her sewing patterns, sewing tips, tutorials and videos to help you with your sewing journey!
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 quiet 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 (She’s fine, although her treadle cabinet needs work yet and her belt needs replacing!). Linda also has a Janome 3160QDC, a Janome HD3000 (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, her vintage Singer 500 the Rocketeer and her Singer 421G to draft patterns and sew up various styles and sizes of bags, totes and wallets with an emphasis on using vegan, sustainable, up-cycled and/or repurposed materials.
Each year Lányos Handmade creates a fundraising project and donates 100% of the proceeds to the ALS Society of British Columbia. Thank you for your support!
Don’t forget … Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! is the home of the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge! Join in on the fun!
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Before you go, let me introduce you to my apprentices, Simon and Sophie!
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