Ghee’s popular sewing and notions store is your source for classic and unusual designer-styled handbag, tote and backpack patterns; professional quality handbag and purse zippers, frames and other hardware; beautiful embroidery designs, fabulous fabrics, fun vest patterns; and books and a CD filled with award winning techniques and ideas on fabric manipulation, as well as bag design and construction.

Linda McGehee’s cleverly embellished creations incorporate zippers, embroidery techniques, decorative stitching, piecing, appliqué, trims, pockets, piping, and more. She has designed for the prestigious Fairfield Fashion Show, Statements, Capitol Imports, and Better Homes & Gardens and she shares with you the products and techniques she uses to design her own unique handbags, vests, and garments.


Linda McGeheeMeet Linda

Designer, Linda McGehee has a diverse sewing background with 40 years experience from garments to handbags, piecing to heirloom, surface manipulation to combining a variety of methods into a sampler of various techniques. Linda has traveled the globe demonstrating and lecturing from her books and is much sought after at trade and machine conventions, consumer shows, guilds, shops, and television.

Linda is the owner of Ghee’s mail-order sewing and notions company. The most popular patterns are those designed by Linda for handbags with ready-to-wear handbag hardware. She has published several books on sewing; Texture with Textiles (winner in the sewing division of PCM’s 1992 Product of Excellence Awards); Texture With Textiles; a Companion Project Book (finalist for the same award in 1993); Spiraling Schemes and Chromatics (winner in the sewing book division of the 1997 Primedia Awards of Excellence); Simply Sensational Bags – How to stitch and embellish handbags, totes, and satchels (out of print); and her latest book, the Perfect Bag – 101 Stylish Looks from Simple Patterns.

Linda’s vest pattern, the Shirt Tail Vest, is a multi sized base pattern designed for further manipulation.

Linda has designed and created garments for the prestigious Fairfield Fashion Show, Statements, Capitol Imports, and Better Homes & Gardens. These garments are works of art combining many of the techniques from her books. On My Way to the Mardi Gras, from the Fairfield 1996-1997 show graced the front cover of Craft & Needlework Age Magazine, October, 1996.