for makers who crave a
vibrant, fully lit-up life

Break the Rules of Sewing – a free, virtual event beginning on April 29th.   
Watch along, live, as clothing sewing experts share how they Break the Rules of Sewing, embrace their artistry, and make the process their own.  
 
The show is live and, at the end, there will be time to ask questions and connect. Each show will be recorded and available on the website, along with bios for the guest speakers and links to their homes online!
 

Free Garment Sewing Resources ...just for you.

Hey there... I'm Tina!

I’m a maker, like you.  And I’m a maker who strives to bring meaning and vibrancy to this one, wonderful, often hard, life I’ve got.

My sewing teaching business, Kinship Handwork and my podcast In Kinship, were born from a desire to connect, empower and make together, with our hands…mindfully.  

I love to share the skills that I find so empowering in my own life…clothing myself (at any size), cooking & preserving my own food, building my own home. 

Working with my hands.  

I feel connected to life when I mindfully make things of beauty and utility.

I love how handwork carries your story and your love.

I want you to have that magic too!

What I offer...

Retreats

Michigan

Online

workshops and courses

In Kinship Podcast

for makers who crave a vibrant life on their own terms

Blog

my making journey
and musings

5/5
I am loving the great patterns and great videos.
And you!

I have learned so much from your videos. I am also easing up on self-criticism when it comes to making clothes that fit my body.
Brigette Brink

Sewing classes, retreats & community where you make clothes you love

Seriously, how many hours of your life are
you going to spend on Pinterest?
Let's get your hands 'dirty'!

5/5
I think your presenting style in the videos is lovely.

You are obviously very knowledgeable and a good teacher. The suggestions for altering the t-shirt were so varied and interesting. This has got me back to sewing with knits which I abandoned for a while due to not getting good results.

My first make - the standard Ladies' T-shirt is now finished and looking good. I have plans and fabric for a second one - just deciding what if any changes to make.
Happy Sewist
5/5
"I signed up for Tina’s beginner class not even knowing anything about my sewing machine. For 40 some years, I’ve told myself I can’t sew. Tina has taught me what my machine can do, how I CAN INDEED sew!! ...and also taught me a life skill that if it doesn’t work the first time, go back to the beginning and try it again. (Which you often have to do when sewing).

Her patience, organization and ability to understand a “beginner sewer’s mentality” was phenomenal! She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me so many tips and tricks I wouldn’t have known without meeting and attending her class.

You are a gem Tina. Keep up the good work!!"
Tammy