To celebrate the release of Sew Tina! with fabric designer Tina Givens, we’re throwing a little eparty! And you get the goods: three free projects, a chance to win a copy of the book (and other treasures), and a months worth of Tina – welcome to the first stop on her official blog tour!

Read on for the blog tour schedule!

Sew Tina! Blog Tour:

9/24 Lark Crafts.com
9/27 A La Mode Fabric
9/29 Quilters Buzz
10/1 Sew Baby
10/4 Sew Chic
10/6 Sew Mama Sew
10/8 Hazelnuts
10/11 Mama’s Pocketbook
10/13 House on Hill Road
10/15 WhipUp
10/18 Quilt Dad
10/20 HodgePodgeFarm
10/22 Pink Chalk Studios
10/25 Fat Quarterly Blog
10/27 The Jolly Jabber

What a lineup! At each stop, you’ll hear from Tina (of course!) and get plenty of chances to enter to win the book.We’ll check in along the way and keep you posted on all the fun happenings. Also, here are three free projects to get you in the mood.

Make the Olly the Owl, the Skull Cap, or the Duvet Cover & Sham… Or all three!

Oh, and did we mention a giveaway? We did! Enter for a chance to win a copy of Tina’s brand new book (Sew Tina!) and a bundle of goodies from Tina (including fabric and stationery). Leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Friday, October 29th. Any post will do, but you’re welcome to leave a comment letting us know which Tina fabric is your favorite. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Tuesday, November 2. Click here for the  official rules: http://www.larkcrafts.com/uncategorized/sweepstakesrules/.

This giveaway has ended. Thanks so much for all the fabulous comments! Stay tuned: the winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 2.

Drum roll, please…. the winner is Lauren, who said love the bedding set (especially the pillow!)” Congrats, Lauren. Sew Tina goodness is on its way!

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  • Dixdizzy

    cool, i am the first comment. like the tina fabrics large prints. great stuff.

  • Sharlyn

    I love Oily the Owl…I’m thinking he’d be great to make for my granddaughter. Maybe the Skull Cap too! What fun! Please include me in the contest to win the goodies. I’ll be reading! Thanks for the chance.


  • Tamie

    The Opal Owl line is pretty cool. Thanks for the chance.

  • Gina Halladay

    LOve loVe lovE the book.

  • Canarytv2

    Her fabric is happy and fun. Her fabric does all the work.

  • http://twitter.com/syytta songyue yu

    olly the owl is so cute, i love her opal owl fabrics too.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • Gillwatson

    I love Tina’s fabric especially her Tropics range.
    Tina’s new book looks really exciting!

  • Kera Unfried

    I would love to win Tina’s book! Even if I don’t, it will be added to my growing library soon!

  • Dharrisc

    love the chandelier fabric and the different contrasts in colors … excellent eye candy ….

  • Lil

    think this book is a must have for me
    and my favourite fabric line, hmmmmmmm, loved Annabella and Treetop fancy, but the new owl fabric looks yummy too

  • Susan Spiers

    What vibrant wonderful colors! Luv Olivia’s Holiday in Pink! spierssusan52@gmail.com

  • cori

    Olly the owl is adorable, will be making him. The book sounds very interesting,

  • Marcia W.

    Olly the owl is wonderful and the book sounds like it is too. My favorite is the elegant chandelier fabric I bought in a blue/purple color. I also love the Opal Owls. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • http://liveandletcraft.blogspot.com Ashley

    Oh my goodness. I know owls are popular and everyone is tired of them, and I’m not usually a fan of stuffed animals, but look at that owl!! It’s too cute.

  • Angie H

    I have loved (hoarded) her fabric and have some of her patterns. I love what I see of this new book. She has such lovely vision!

  • Janna

    Oh thanks for the chance – looks just awesome!!

  • Anonymous

    What a fun looking book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-three-free-projects-from-tina-givens/2010/09/29/ Tutorial: Three free projects from Tina Givens · Sewing @ CraftGossip

    [...] Head over to Lark Books blog for a trio of free projects from Tina Givens.  You can find downloadable project sheets for making an Olly the Owl softie, a skull cap, and a duvet & sham.  They’re all excerpts from her new book, Sew Tina.  While you’re there, check out the schedule for her blog tour.  Go to the tutorials. [...]

  • http://twitter.com/digitalmisfit digitalmisfit

    LOVE Tina Givens fabrics. The entire Anabella collection was wonderful, and I am currently lusting for the new Bark from the Opal Owls line.
    That books looks great – perfect ideas for perfect fabrics!


  • Amanda

    I will admit that opal owl caught my attention! I love those adorable little owlies! And Olly looks like a blast to make! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • Esclante

    I’ve been drawn to Tina’s spunky sense of humor. I’ve got several pieces of Opal Owl fabric, but I kind of hate to cut into it. It’s so cute!
    Leslie S. in MN

  • Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com

    i like the fabrics featuring birds.

    contact at finecraftguild.com

  • Maddi Weeks

    What an inspiration you are, Tina!

  • Colescreations

    I want to win! Pick me. Pick me.
    I like Fairy Tip Toes fabric line the best.
    colescreations at live dot com

  • Tina Givens

    I love Fairy Tip-Toes too, but Opal Owl is my new favorite…. thanks for reading, all the best tg

  • Tina Givens

    Me too…

  • Tina Givens

    Thank You Maddi….

  • Tina Givens

    Oh Leslie… thanks… cut away, I have lots more coming…

  • Tina Givens

    Thanks Heidi G… That bark is cool to sew with too.

  • Tina Givens

    Thanks Angie, those are words for me to be inspired!

  • Tina Givens

    Thanks Marcia….

  • patricia

    Tina is as generous and thoughtful as she is talented. Her fabrics and stationery always inspire me to sew and to create.

  • Colleen

    I love the duvet cover! Thanks for the giveaway. The book look wonderful!

  • Chris

    Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to make that owl for my cousin!

  • Mama Spark

    I would love to win some of this fabulous fabric!!

  • Melissa Stramel

    I’ve never gotten over Treetop Fancy, although Fairy Tiptoes is also wonderful!

  • Desi

    OMGosh yes, please enter my name in this drawing. Thanks for offering up this cool drawing!

  • Carina

    Ooh awesome! I love fairy tip toes myself. I coo, I covet, I can admit it ^^

  • Pdxolson4

    I would love to be the lucky girl with my very own copy of this book. How sweet!

  • http://divaskychick.wordpress.com/ mandy

    I’m so excited about the duvet and sham tutorial! Can’t wait to get started.

  • http://impressyourkids.org lmilla

    I want to make one of the skull caps for ME!

  • Nan

    Ooh, I can’t wait my my own olly the owl and the book. I love her fabric.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/StellarStitches Sarah McVey

    LOVE LOVE the Fairy Tip Toes Chandelier Medallion in green & the Silhoutte Polka to match!

  • http://twitter.com/CutieGoodie Tanya

    I love Tina’s fabrics! my favorite is Rasberry ChaCha.

  • Soprat

    I want to win too :) ))))
    Cloe’s Imagination is my favorite !
    Thanks for the chance !

  • Rickimoo

    Love the fancy fabric on the duvet cover. Love the colors. Great project, thanks for the tut. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway too.

  • Judy

    I love the duvet cover- fantastic fabric! Thank you for the chance to win in this inspiring give-away!

  • SewLindaAnn

    Tina Givens is one of my top favorite designers. I still collect her fabrics like I do books, they all go together in an amazing way. I just recently got a couple of pieces of the Flamingos and I got Opal Owl as soon as it was available. My favorite is Treetop Fancy, but I’ve got tons of Annabella, Fairy Tip Toes, and more.

  • Zemphira

    I really do not think I can choose a favorite. I love love love all of Tina’s designs!

  • Seema

    Wow this books like a fun filled journey for any sewer…great giveaway.

  • Rachel

    I love her Fairy Tip Toes the most, but all of it is beautiful! With 3 girls I make lots of clothes and “stuffies” for them. What a fun giveaway!

  • Crystal S

    I LOVE THE OWL! I am obsessed with them right now! Love your Fabric and I can not wait to get your book!

  • Wendimihalik

    Can’t wait for your book, Tina! And I love Olly. He’s so Puffed Up! Fun!

    Thanks for sharing !

  • Jdhpunkin31

    I relly do like Olly the Owl. He would make a wonderful gift, and how fitting would using your fabrics but one of my favorite ones is Opal Owl red.

  • Gina S.

    Olly owl is cute, cute, cute! Thanks for the give away!

  • Ashley Pickin

    who’s excited? It’s ME!

  • Andiknit

    Cool projects! Can’t wait to see the whole book!

  • http://adventurerevealing.blogspot.com Sara

    Thanks for the projects and the chance to win!

  • http://fabricpaperthread.blogspot.com Lorrie

    The Opal Owl Afternoon Truffle colorway is just gorgeous. I’ve just discovered Tina Givens’ fabrics and I’m loving everything.

  • MicheleM

    I love Tina’s fabrics!!

  • http://bitsofblessings.blogspot.com Bitsofblessings

    My daughter’s interest grew in owls – before they became popular again. Back in the day, I remember those macrame owl’s in the 70′s were the rage, along with other fashion apparel. I was looking for some projects to make with owls, such as a pillow, or other items for her for Christmas. I will enjoy to make Olly the Owl for her. It will really brighten her day. It is very cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKCAGBD7QXDTEAFOP3FYPZRDI4 Christine

    I love all of Tina’s fabrics and I’m very excited about the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W55GKRAGKWUOZMMAR5J36DEVQQ Anya

    Love them all! Thanks for the chance!

  • Elsa Hart

    love the book and the owl is too cute for words! would love to win the book!

  • MomsCreativeTouch

    Oh, my! I love Olivia’s Holiday. Such bright colors and pretty designs. I’m a sucker for scrolls and damask!

  • Samina

    The bedding looks absolutely adorable. I’m going to have to check out the book & see what else is in there.

  • Valerie C

    Ohhhh, Olly is owlfully cute!!

  • Jansie

    Tina is so wonderful. Would love to attempt some of her projects! Thanks!

  • Melissa

    Adorable patterns! I would love to win this book.

  • Tess

    That owl is far too adorable… and I’ve been wanting to make a duvet cover! Thank you!

  • Joontoons

    i’m in love with the little baby booties from this book. HAVE to make them! having the book would probably help me achieve that. :)

  • Marilyn

    I would love to add this book to my collection of sewing books. It looks like alot of fun projects.
    Thank you

  • Melanie

    Whoo hooo! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I am in love with the Opal Owl in Sunset Reds.

  • Angie

    An awesome looking book!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZAHMDPAKW4W7E7SKA5JREP7EQ fayeb

    hi! i really adore the comment ‘Kids are nutty and physically free.’ so true! i am blessed with beautiful nieces and nephews and have a nephew on the way and i wanna start creating for them!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZAHMDPAKW4W7E7SKA5JREP7EQ fayeb


  • http://www.amyskin.blogspot.com Amy

    I have lots of kids – so I need this book, I think!

  • http://www.sara-vs-sarah.com the Sarah in sara vs. sarah

    I love the Tropics line, especially the flamingos.

  • Beckymac1

    Oh…I love it!

  • http://twitter.com/BabyDobbins Nicole Dobbins

    Olly is so cute! My 3 year old would love it.
    Also, I’m not sure what fabric the skull cap is made out of, but it would be perfect in my baby girl’s bedroom.

  • Ruth

    What a fabulous looking book, I’d love to enter the prize giveaway!

  • Laura

    Oh my, what a fabulous giveaway! I think the owl fabric is adorable! This books looks wonderful…may have to be adding it to the collection! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Lauren

    love the bedding set (especially the pillow!)

    manzer001 at yahoo dot com

  • Kiwisincanada

    Love Opal owl, can’t wait to see whats in the book!

  • Jenny

    How cute! These look like so much fun.

  • mgreyno

    I’m about to redecorate my daughter’s room. What great ideas!

  • Pgkristin

    What a great chance! I like her brown fabric with the chandelier on it, it’s so pretty!

  • Andrea

    Entering! :) Would love to take a peek at this book and be inspired to make something super cute!

  • stacey

    i love the hummingbirds!

  • Kim

    I love Tina! I have so much of her fabric in my stash is might be considered weird. I would LOVE her book.

  • Kim

    I love Tina! I have so much of her fabric in my stash is might be considered weird. I would LOVE her book.

  • Shasta

    This books looks so lovely and fun!

  • Julia in WDM

    I like georgina and zazu prints!

  • Bethbeav

    I like Treetop Fancy Lakeside Park water . Thanks for the giveaway


  • SoozeM

    I am really loving this book, and thankyou for sharing the projects, I really love that owl!!

  • Mamalusco

    I can’t choose just one fabric. Thank you! mamalusco @ ortelco.net

  • Caron

    This book looks like lots of fun!

  • Jo

    I am a little behind on the tour, but I’m on auto pilot now, and trying to catch up! Loving every minute..thanks so much.-jo from http://www.OttLite.com/blog

  • Alicia

    I really don’t think its possible to pick a favorite fabric ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRFG74U4FYKMGXNXCFL3PPT35A Pamela

    love this book and I would love to add it to my library.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRFG74U4FYKMGXNXCFL3PPT35A Pamela


  • Karisty29

    Her stuff is so cute!

  • K8hobbies

    The owl might be made this weekend. Adorable.

  • Elli

    There so many fabulous things to read and see on here…..its a real challenge to move away from the screen!!!

  • Shelly Garcia

    I can’t wait to look inside!! Very cute!

  • http://dragonthimble.squarespace.com Tanjakat

    Love that “Bark” in ivory from the Opal Owl collection – it reminds me of Norwegian birches and I think it would make lovely curtains!

  • carrie

    Excite to share this book with my daughter, who is a fashion merchandising major.

  • Huggles4u

    the owls are so sweet love the pront

  • Hope_kasko

    Wow, I love all those colors and patterns… I can never find anything that cute at Joann… Thats a great giveaway!

  • Diane

    Oh this is so cool beans. i am so excited to have found this site. BIG WHOOOPIE!!! I would so love to win the book.

  • Nathalie

    I really like fairy tip-toes and chloe’s imagination fabric. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • Jpowell

    Love the concept. The owl is darling. I love to sew for my kids only slightly more than they love to be sewn for.

  • SequinK

    fantastic! can’t wait to start sewing for my girl — she’s growing so fast she needs a new wardrobe every few months!!

  • Natasha

    I want to make the duvet!!! I really like the bark fabric from I think its the owl collection!!! Really fun stuff!!!

  • MelAFwife

    I really love Opal Owl Afternoon Truffle Sky, with 2 daughters I have so many cute projects to choose from!

  • Bangledarm

    Wow, I love how inspiring those “rules” are! The Midnight Owl Purple fabric group is so cute! I love it!

  • Evin5

    Oh, this looks like a great book and giveaway! Love it!

  • Joyciensd

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. And even if I don’t win I am planning to make a skull cap to match a dress I’ve made for a granddaughter.

  • Sjagels

    this book looks like so much fun, i want to make them all. thanks.

  • quinn

    thank you for a chance to win this great prize!

  • Super QT on the Hill




    Looks like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance to win it! :o )

  • Emillie

    I can’t decide on a favorite fabric! love them all!!


  • Paweis

    The book looks like it has lots of great things, thanks for the chance to win.

  • Beth in Seattle

    I can’t wait to find a copy of this book and appreciate the chance to win a copy. I love Tina’s owl prints.

  • Jessicaknits

    this book looks great!!!

  • http://cariboucrossingchronicles.blogspot.com Janet

    I love Opal Owl in the Afternoon Truffle colour line. Thanks for a chance at this nice giveaway.

  • http://pennyshands.blogspot.com/ Penny

    I would love Sew Tina! Thanks

  • Dawn

    Thanks for the chance to win a fun prize

  • Jclkids

    I love the owl fabrics. Thanks for the owl pattern, I will be making this soon.

  • Boschifam

    They’re all so beautiful – what a fun giveaway!! boschifam{at}gmail{dot}com.

  • Teresa

    I’ve been following along the tour everywhere it goes, and never even realized there was a chance to win the book right under my nose! :)

    LOVE the book and all the projects, all of the fabrics are amazing! And I would LOVE to win a copy!
    Thanks for all of the lovely interviews and awesome giveaways!

  • Liz

    I love Tina’s fabric. Right now I have been making a bunch of dresses, tops, skirts and pants for my daughters intermixing fabrics from Fairy Tip Toes and Treetop Fancy. Impossible to pick a favorite. Check out my blog at http://www.mommysaidsew.com to see some photos. Of course I’d love to win. liz (at) mommysaidsew.com

  • http://angelicfairyquilts.blogspot.com kim

    What an awesome book, and giveaway.

  • Kristin

    Wow awesome!!!!!

  • empirewaist

    I love Treetop Fancy! Tina’s fabrics are so beautiful & inspiring.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway & opportunity!

  • amy

    Fave fabric? annabella ! thx for the offer…

  • Nathalie

    Can’t wait to see this book and all the projects these interviewers are gabbing about.

  • TenderfeetStitches

    I want Tina’s imagination but I’ll settle for Chloe’s. I love that fabric and not just because it’s my dogs name.

  • Ricechrisp52

    The book looks fabulous and I love all the fabrics.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5X3HNUO4LPCZOXU55Y7V6BI7XQ Scarlette

    i just love all tina’s designs. i am hoping a new pattern comes out soon that i can make for the twin grandgirls (3 yr old) congrats on new book. i am sure i’ll love it too

  • Fay C

    Tina definitely has style! Love the owl fabrics.

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  • Kathlene Prescott

    I like Treetop Fancy and Annabella. fabrics. Ohhh, I guess I really like them all. They are so fun. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tanya-Riley/1211081639 Tanya Riley

    Thanks for the giveaway and free projects. They are so darn cute ;)
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  • Secretcityranch

    I love the cape-like coat in the book!

  • Elsa Hart

    love all the projects in the book but my very favorite is the canopy! it’s just lovely as can be! the giveaway is great and whoever wins is a lucky duck indeed!

  • Jenny Bloodless

    Holy Cow Batman! That little Olly the Owl is the cutest dang thing I have ever freaking seen and the fabrics are just adorably perfect for him!! Oh Tina, You seriously make me dream about fabric :) <3

  • cassie

    Waah! That owl is amazing!! But I’m really excited for the clothes patterns! Love love love little girl’s clothes!

  • Wehaf

    I love Tina’s flexible approach to sewing. Her patterns are great; I want to make all my nieces and nephews little chef’s hats!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  • http://droth-nater.blogspot.com daniela

    lovely, such cool sewing and even with fabric…

  • Sandy

    I love Treetop Fancy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Astoriamonkeys

    They are all so great. I’ll have to make the lion shams for my little guys!

  • Melissa

    I love the Haven’s Edge line. I can’t wait to get my hands on some. The prints and colors are gorgeous!

  • http://kettleboiler.blogspot.com moira

    I think Tina’s fabrics are just amazing. really different and vibrant – I am loving the new opal owl fabrics but still love the annabella collection (rachael anyone?) :)

  • Sammartina

    Looks like a really great book. Would love to win a copy! Thanks so much. I love the owlies fabrics very much!

  • Marianne

    This sounds like fun! I like the Georgina line.

  • Larissa

    This is my first visit here and I like, I like!! I hope I win!!! :-)

  • Marthagirl99

    i just love Tina and admire her as an artist!! cant wait to see this book of treasures!!

  • Tiedinyarn

    Wow, they are all so lovely!

  • Katesmith

    I like the thought of making things for my wee granddaughter with this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PWUCONUNKZQJWGFA3PYG47O6VI Dana

    This looks like a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • cindy

    I love opal owl

  • Jeanne Jones

    I love Opal Owl. So excited about the free owl pattern.

  • http://www.mirandandcharlie.blogspot.com Miranda

    Tina’s book looks great! I love the little owl pattern, so cute! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Grandmarockton6

    would love to WIN but guess I can save and BUY the book cause everything TINA touches is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Patty

    I need a new duvet cover and one of Tina’s fabrics would look great. The pattern looks simple. Thanks!

  • http://indigohoney.etsy.com Tara

    Wow! What great prizes :) How exciting!

  • 3littlebirdsstitchco

    I love the fairy tip toes! We have a serious cupcake and bird obsession in our house :)

  • Barbsart

    I love Tina Givens fabric!! I’m a big fan and planning on checking out more.

  • Patty

    I’m putting the new book on my Christmas list!

  • Thomas

    I love so many of her fabrics, but Fairy Tip-Toes is absolutely my favorite. Yay Tina!!!

  • Jennifer Patterson

    I perused thi sbook today and just LOVE it! But, I was torn and left the store empty-handed.