virtual workshops
live and recorded

This 3-month workshop is live!  
August 10th - Nov 19th

$227 (and a payment plan available!)

start sewing clothes you actually love to wear

a self-study workshop - $225

Sometimes I do this courses as a LIVE session (which is extra fun), but you can get it anytime and do it at your own pace.  
 (AND join the next live session for free!) 

learn to use your sewing machine
and  make a couple of skill building projects!

A self-study workshop - $87

Woman sewists join my courses and retreats when they are ready to sew clothes that make them feel beautiful, lit up and strong!

Hi!  I'm Tina.

I’m so glad you stopped by.  

Allow me to introduce myself…I’ve spent years empowering myself to sew and make in order to follow my own path, be creative and self-reliant 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, slowly and by hand.

 How I became a Garment Sewist  

It all began with wanting to channel my late Grandma with my sewing machine.  

 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.