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Ignite Your Light

I was in a fabric shop over the weekend and while I was waiting in line for my fabric to be cut, I started chatting with the beautiful ladies around me. Their shopping carts were full of bolts waiting to be cut for their sewing projects. One of them as sewing for her tiny grandchildren and was inspired by the fabric she found. She was thrilled and let me tell you she lit up with the joyful inspiration to sew for these little angels. It clearly fills her soul! I asked if she sewed for herself and she said "No, I wouldn't know where to start." She was cute in her oversized black tea and wide legged linen pants. I told her about what we do and what we offer and she was giddy to search for a solution to her question. "Where would I start?" Another lady spoke up and asked for the website so we had a sweet little cheering session for sewing for self and what it brings us! One woman came into the conversation and sweetly said she sewed with my patterns for years! And they all were remarking on her 'Plinka pants' and 'Elope' tunic!

I can't tell you the joy this brings me.

Then the woman behind the counter who was slugging away with a sore back cutting all this fabric, she sparked up and said "Oh Tina your patterns 'ignite my light' in so many ways."

I almost dropped on the floor in glee! "That is so beautiful, hank you!" I said!


Light up your life and yourself -- by being you, bringing your beauty forward, healing, and nurturing your personal energy. Just by doing what we love to do can strengthen our immune system. Create your own sewing rituals and enjoy the practical, yet fun, steps for building a comfortable and stylish wardrobe on your terms. Each pattern in our library is so close to my heart and packed with inspiration and insight to hopefully embellish your energy in the way you look, feel, and experience life.

Ignite Your Light by finding what else lights you up, to grow the resilience of your mind, body, emotions, and spirit, and to refresh your routines all day long. When we have something that is our own in crafting, having our personal crafting space, the fabrics we purchase and the time it takes to sew up something special to wear or gift. Music that makes us dance and sing as we work through our craft; Healthy foods that support glowing skin and attention to our self-care rituals, from yoga to skin care routines. Make simple shifts to improve your long-term health and happiness via your mindset, actions, environment, and relationships. Honor yourself in every way. Whether you quilt, knit, crochet, embroider or sew for yourself and your children or grandchildren, choose what makes you happy, because your joy and smile will fill the room, with your light.

I can only bring the best of what I think is fun and easy, with design ideas and inspiration to assist in what and how you sew. Ignite Your Light by simply being you and doing something that brings you joy. Like my ladies said 'Sewing is my time!' And so, by positively influencing your energy, growing the beauty in your daily life, you will shine your light on the world around you!


We are working on a new resource for our pattern library. Of course you can search for any pattern on www.sewtinagivens.com but this catalog will not only index every pattern but offer insight into what patterns to coordinate to create capsule wardrobes of wearable interchangeable garments. It's coming soon!


Smooches, xoxo




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Jen Adams
Jen Adams
Sep 23, 2022

I was just thinking about the pattern library. It would be really helpful if it noted whether there was an a0 and/or 24" download available (and updated when they are added to the back catalogue) for those of us that like to get a master printed. I just won't make a pattern if I have to print out 30+ pages and tape together which is a lot of the patterns unfortunately.

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Jen Adams
Jen Adams
Sep 21, 2022

Wow. This is something I need in my life and I think every sewer does. Having most of the patterns it is a bit overwhelming trying to create the perfect capsule that works for me from the smallest quantities of fabric - smaller environmental impact. Im currently trying to work out my summer sewing projects as the winter chill slowly leaves us in the southern hemisphere. Thank you.

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Maggie Wells
Maggie Wells
Sep 21, 2022
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Thanks Jen for your comment! I agree it will be very useful! Thank you for being with us for so long Xoxox Tg

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I'm very excited about this catalogue! I began sewing a lot of STG when I realized my knee surgery would not allow me to wear my everyday pants. I was a little nervous about changing my style but I am always getting asked where I shop or get my clothing. 😊 Its so nice to be a part of something so positive and life changing. When you're comfortable its always much easier to smile and be confident! Thank you Tina!

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Maggie Wells
Maggie Wells
Sep 20, 2022
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Thank you for such a beautiful comment! I love it! You are fabulous!

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I know many of the garments are meant to be oversize, but It would be great to have some more specific sizing guidance and finished garment measurements to help choose how oversized I want it.

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Maggie Wells
Maggie Wells
Sep 19, 2022
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Great idea! In the index we are creating it will have more detail and measurements on each garment. Thanks you Ann My best Tg

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