Learn & connect from the comfort of your own home.
(in your jammies even!)

Which course is for you? ...well, let's see. 

 Tell me...are you good friends with your sewing machine? 

Gah.  No.

You might want to start here. 

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

3 week digital course

Next Course starts Winter 2021  

A 3-week, live virtual class to get you comfortable using your sewing machine and teach you things like…how to finish your seams, install a zipper and sew a button-hole  

Get good at using your sewing machine so you can make beautiful things without pulling out your hair! 

yes...
but I don't always sew clothes I love.

 Sew Clothes You LOVE

5- week Digital Course

doors open again in winter of 2021 

a 5-week, course designed to help you define your style, plan your project and adjust the pattern…before you begin sewing.

So that you can sew clothes you LOVE!

Yes...
but can you help me sew comfortable and awesome knit clothing?
 
I've got ideas!

 The Make-It-Your-Own Society

Monthly Membership

Doors will open again in early 2021! 

a monthly adventure in making your knit garments your own!  

With a monthly creative garment project, based off of 7 core patterns, a community and prize drawings!!!

 Change the pattern into new garments, dyeing with natural dyes and shibori, block printing, hand stitching…the sky’s the limit.

Hi, I’m Tina.  

I’m so glad you stopped by.  

Allow me to introduce myself…  I am, among other things, a clothes maker, home builder, food preserver, forager, natural dyer, budding gardener, knitter & crocheter, teacher, student and mama to one wee fella.  

I’ve spent years empowering myself to sew and make in order to follow my own path and as a way to love myself and be powerful in my body.  

I am delighted by the energy and love that is attached to things made intentionally and by hand, the story in thrifted goods and the life in natural fibers.  

I now find myself in a place where I want to feel deeply connected to what I wear/own/eat and strive to not only buy intentionally (be it new or used), but make intentionally. To bring into my life only what resonates.  

Slowly…by hand.

 How I became a Garment Sewist  

It all began with wanting to channel my late Grandma with my sewing machine. (I swear I can feel her presence when I sit down to sew.)  Actually that’s only partly true.  

It all BEGAN when I couldn’t find dresses that fit my body.  I thought I just couldn’t wear dresses…my body was wrong for them and I was tired of feeling like something was wrong with me.  

Then I found a handmade dress in a thrift store that seemed to be made for me and it sparked my desire to make my own clothes. So I bought a sewing pattern, sewed it up.  And hated the fit.  

Then, I decided to trace the dress I had found in that thrift store, the magical one that sparked my desires, and make another dress from that.  It was a knit dress and I used a quilting cotton ;).  (if you know a thing or two about fabrics, then you know this wasn’t a wise choice)   Still I loved it.  

And a garment sewist was born.