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Happy New Year sewing.... During these colder days it's so lovely to sew. We live in NC where it's been chilly -- not below zero, but cold, and the sun shines in the windows. There's nothing better than cutting, and stitching up something wonderful.
To celebrate we released 3 new great sewing patterns for you on
These are my newest favorites! I wear all 3 pieces a lot!
Sending hugs and kisses your way.
Happy sewing!


RIDDLES & RHYMES fabric collection for FreeSpiritFabric

Recently I received my personal sample stash of my latest fabric collection RIDDLES & RHYMES. What a sweet group of fabrics this is. My illustration of favorite characters really comes through in this collection. You can see my hand drawn sketch lines.
The range was separated into two groups - boys and girls. And two colorways per. I love this line and hope you do too.
We're debuting a new form of pattern ideas in the form of a digital e-pattern book online. So watch for news on the RIDDLES & RHYMES PLAYBOOK of sewing projects and patterns.

Big hugs to you this NEW year.


Quilting with Linen

I am super excited about quilting with linen! You are going to be in for a surprise! Linen is gorgeous, soft and luxurious and there's something so sincere about organic linen textiles. Watch for a series here on the blog, and soon on PBS for It's Sew Easy! I can't wait to share!


LOOK #323

LOOK #323
Colby Vest in Autumn gold medium weight linen, vintage buttons and amazing swing; Plinka Pant in black medium weight linen, and the Nantucket Sleeved topper in ivory linen. Both Plinka and soon Colby are free patterns on the site, and Nantucket is coming shortly.

Email us we can hook you up with the most glorious linen ever!



THE SUCCESS OF PASSION & you are invited!

Join me and the amazing Jo Packham of WHERE WOMEN CREATE for this amazing panel discussion. Both Nancy Soriano, Editorial startegist extraordinaire and Kaari Meng of French General will both be there on the panel. We will be presenting THE SUCCESS OF PASSION... Become a successful artisan entrepreneur. And it's so thrilling!
A trade event so if you are a retailer, designer, artist, manufacturer, publisher, cottage industry, teacher to name a few, check the enrollment rules and complete the form, found at

   to enroll GO HERE



  How to integrate pdf downloadable patterns into your sales routine. It's all about delivering MORE to your customer. if they love a fabric why not offer them a pdf downloadable sewing pattern to work with it. Get your special coupon at checkout four your customers and receive FREE pattern playbook for Tina's latest fabric collection RIDDLES AND RHYMES.

1.30PM-2PM : RIDDLES & RHYMES a new fabric collection by Tina Givens
A darling new collection of mixed prints for children including boys and girls. Either infant or toddler this is the most amazing detailed illustration on fabric you'll see. It's collectable and fascinating how through the fabric production process Tina seemed to capture a hand drawn quality to the textiles. In pretty color for girls and sweet boyish color for little men.

Enroll for the early panel discussion with Jo Packham and for both schoolhouses or even just one. Tina would love to see you.

Questions? 919.848.9400



Quilters ~ from WHERE WOMEN CREATE ~ Jo Packham

I had an amazing time participating in this lovely book from editor, author and all round creative genius woman JO PACKHAM. The book is about several quilting personalities and their stories, their studios and their fav quilts. I am honored to be in the same company of these very talented folks including the super human quilter goddess, Tula Pink. I'm a big fan of hers.
So I hope you reserve your copy... book comes out this fall. A perfect gift for any quilter in your family and for yourself.  Stay tuned...


New Kika and Plinka Pant Sewing Patterns - FREE

Kika is from my BASE LINE sewing patterns. These will be available free online at

Remember to sign-up on the site for members only pages, and like us on facebook for more coupon savings to build your fabulous wardrobe.
Kids patterns are now also available on the site.
Remember to review the new pinterest project!!! for big winning!

DOVECOTE is shipping!!!

Visit your favorite local independent Quilt Shop for an exciting bright and bohemian group of fabrics. These are darling and choose between the two colorways whether for a fun and bright project or a more sophisticated one in hues of deep wine and sunshine.....

PRINTED PATTERNS are now available on


New Sewing Site

Oh yes!!! I am thrilled, we have been in development for quite some time and getting there. This new site will be a road map of sorts for all you creative sewers. I am a linen freak as you know and lots of new patterns in linen, silk, voile, cotton, jersey, rayon, you name it.....
We have been creating some amazing apparel patterns for you, and some freebys to get you started on the lavender road to building a complete Tina Givens wardrobe.
We've dabbed into the 'anthropologie' style ink pot for a little younger flavor for some colorful alternatives and amazing works of art to wear. You are going to luuu-uuu---vvvve!
And the best part - these sewing patterns are downloadable for quick access. We know you have that fabric stash, and we know you get the urge... who has time to wait! Although I love a printed pattern and getting it in the mail is special but.... downloadable speaks to me.
This is no ordinary sewing sight my angels. We are unique in that way. And as a fabric designer, my own fabrics don't always work in my garment sewing. I prefer all kinds of substrates and mixing those materials is part of the TG flavor!

See one of our inspiration boards! So there will be a little something for everyone! Watch for news. Subscribe above for updates on when the site goes live! Can't wait to share with you.