Hello! I’m Linda – the Owner, Designer and Sewist behind the Shop “Lányos Handmade” and the Sewing Blogger behind the blog, “Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!” and the sewing challenge #designindecember. Hello from the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!
I love spending time with family and friends, and I jog for exercise, but adore anything sewing related! Recently, I moved my “sewing room” from my little wheeled cart in the family room to an actual Sewing Room! I still have to put up the shelving and figure out the storage, but that’s my heaven! Just send me to my room! Please!
Sewing is my time, along with trying to read novels while jogging on my treadmill.
I remember sewing as far back as age 12, when I pieced together Barbie doll clothes (without a pattern) for my younger sister’s dolls. I guess that could be called the “draping” technique? 😜
Come to think of it, the best Christmas present I ever received was home-made Barbie doll clothes (made with a real McCalls pattern by my older sister!). They were complete outfits plus matching accessories – Handbags, shoes, etc. – each outfit mounted on cardboard, just like store-bought! They were Beautiful!!
My Aunt was a seamstress, trained back in Hungary. She could make an evening dress out of a pile of fabric, without a pattern! My Mother was thrifty and always had the sewing machine out on the dining room table, mending an old garment to make it new again!
I have a few sewing machines … 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), my yet 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!). I also have a Janome 3160QDC, a Janome HD3000 (great for bag-making) and a Janome MyLock 334. Check out my posts on all these machines, just do a search for “sewing machines” in the search box!
I just recently purchased the Janome HD3000 (I call her “Janie”) to help me out with my new bag sewing addiction. Yes, I enjoy all kinds of sewing, lately I’ve been drafting patterns and sewing up various styles and sizes of bags, totes and wallets with an emphasis on using vegan, sustainable, up-cycled and/or repurposed materials.
Check out my Shop, Lányos Handmade – new products and sewing patterns are added often! I take Custom Orders!
I’m also on YouTube at Lányos Handmade – with Free Sewing Projects, “How to Sew” Tips, Sew Alongs for my sewing patterns, and reveals of new materials and products available in the Shop!
Don’t forget … Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! is the home of the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge! Join in on the fun!
Hey! Want to hear all about Lányos Handmade, Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! and the Designin’ December Sewing Challenge – listen to this podcast here! Thank you for having me, JCVArtStudio from the dressing room!
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Before you go, let me introduce you to my apprentices, Simon and Sophie!
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