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.

She has also attended several training seminar update courses in computerized sewing machine technology. Much of her experience was gained in the garment industry. This experience included managing a sample design department, designing, writing specifications for garment construction, grading, and drafting patterns from concept to completion. In addition to her experience in the garment industry, Lynne has 40+ years of experience teaching, training, and directing educational programs. For several years, she was the Director of Education for Fabricland. In this position, Lynne instructed many students in developmental sewing techniques and various forms of clothing instruction and she managed 14 specialty area instructors under her tutelage.

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.

Introducing Mykia, our NEW Instructor

Thank you, Mykia for joining our team. Mykia is a certied instructor with a degree from Savannah School of Art and Design. Mykia began instructional sewing lessons in sixth grade. Mykia brings a wide variety of sewing skills. She is an excellent designing instructor and she is extremely personable. Welcome Mykia!!!