Owner Profile - Lynne Blanks, the owner/operator and Director of Education at The Sewing Institute, has an extensive sewing background. She began making doll clothing at the age of six, and further developed her skills during summers spent with her grandmother. In high school elective classes, Lynne studied clothing construction, tailoring, and industrial power sewing.

Lynne holds degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design, Business Administration and a Master of Education Degree. She has certificates in Fashion Marketing from Parson's, the New School of Design, along with several certificates from Bernina of America University.