Garment sewing courses and workshops - online
  from the comfort of your own home 

Courses

a course is a longer term, bigger learning experience.  
Taking you along on a journey from here to where you want to be.

Which course is for you?

Well...are you good friends with your sewing machine? 

No.

...maybe start here

Yes! 

...how about one of these.

get good at sewing with knits, fitting them to your body and then hacking the pattern

start sewing clothes you actually love to wear

Workshops

Shorter classes meant to get you started fairly quickly and to be fun, fun, fun!

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.