Tessa has been sewing since she was given her first sewing machine at only 4 years old. By her early teens she didn’t have resources like family that sewed, sewing shops, or YouTube available to learn from. She took to her local thrift shops to deconstruct everything she could to make her own patterns and figure out sewing techniques. After moving to Austin in 2004, she started teaching private lessons to kids and adults, and eventually teaching sewing professionally in 2011 at local shops. Never looking back, Tessa wants the world to create and she’s devoted to doing her part.
Flash forward to today, and she now spends most of her time teaching for local shops, coordinating classes and events, staying active in the sewing community, designing, and of course sewing!