sewbon interview + giveaway!

I’m excited to introduce you to one of my sponsors Erin from Sewbon today! Erin is a newish sewing blogger with some great tutorials and a cute little poodle. I got to hang out with Erin a little at ALT summit, which was really fun!

Today I have a little sewing interview to share with you. We did this interview via email but let’s just pretend we did it while sitting down to cheesecake at ALT. (There wasn’t cheesecake at ALT, but doesn’t that sound good?) Okay….

sks: When did you start sewing?

Erin: I took my first sewing class in 2010 at a local fabric shop. After turning a pile of fabric into a useful bag, I was hooked! I got a sewing machine for Christmas that year and have been obsessed with making things ever since.

 sks: What is your favorite thing to sew?

Erin: Garment sewing is quickly becoming my favorite thing to sew! There was definitely a hurdle with figuring out how to fit things and pick the correct types of fabrics, but now that I’m learning how to pick fabrics that I’ll actually wear (helloooo knits!), it has become a lot more fun.

sks: What inspires you?

Erin: I love to find inspiration window shopping at Anthropologie, Madewell and JCrew. Those stores are so perfectly curated and styled, it’s impossible not to leave with a million ideas of things I want to make.

sks: What is your favorite sewing tool?

Erin: My rotary cutter is pretty fabulous! I’ve finally learned how to cute patterns with my rotary cutter and it’s been such a time saver! Also, my seam ripper still gets plenty of use!

Erin is giving away a really rad sewing prize!

This prize pack includes:
-$50 gift card to Joann
-Gingher Gold-Handled Stork Embroidery Scissors
-Rifle Paper Company Notebook
-Essie Nail Polish in Watermelon
-Handmade Leather Pouch

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  1. Carla S says

    Thank you for the giveaway!These are great prizes!I’m trying to learn how to use a sewing machine.

  2. NancyB from Many LA says

    Such nice prizes – thanks for the chance to win!

    • Peggy says

      Woul love to read more about how to pick the right fabrics!

  3. Erin says

    I just learned how to knit. Sewing is next on my list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Michele T says

    Love the prizes for your giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance!!

  5. says

    Thanks for introducing her and the offering the giveaway. I’ve added it to the link up on my blog.

  6. nancy says

    Thank you for the giveaway! Like Erin, I get some of my inspiration for what to sew from stores

  7. Kathy Davis says

    I started sewing at age ten…that was 50 years ago!

  8. Bethany says

    Thank you for the giveaway! I love reading Erin’s blog!

  9. alana says

    I love those little scissors! Great package, thank you!

  10. Beth M says

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love reading where other sewists find inspiration!

  11. Pam S says

    Thanks for the great post and giveaway. It’s always fun to read about how someone got started with sewing. And I appreciate Erin’s comments about where she gets her inspiration.

  12. katherin says

    i love seeing how other people got started sewing…and how they’ve progressed. it gives me hope!
    fun giveaway too!

  13. Sara S. says

    That notebook is so cute! I’m going to have to check those out!

  14. Sarah says

    I love a good sewing blog so I can live vicariously through others.

  15. Kabrina L says

    cute giveaway. i need a new rotary cutter mine is dull unfortunately ):

  16. Kristen Willmarth says

    Hello, my name is Kristen, and I have a fabric addiction. Making most of my baby-to-be’s stuff (including bedding and diaper bag) and would LOVE to win this gc! Woo!

  17. says

    love the scissors! (Not sure if my last comment appeared as I accidentally left the page :P )

  18. usairdoll says

    Great interview! Thanks for a super giveaway and the chance to win.


  19. mickey louth says

    Our nearest joann store is 250 miles away, so this would truly be a treat to win.

  20. Meghan says

    I am a new sewer and Joann’s is the only local place who sells fabric. So I would love to win!

  21. says

    LOVE this giveaway! And I love your posts on IG! Fairly new sewer here. Well, I’ve known how to sew a few years, but I’m consistent with it now… More like addicted.

  22. Emily says

    This is an Ahhmazing giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

  23. Maeleen says

    Great giveaway! Joanne card would be great! New house needs new curtains!!

  24. Emily C says

    Awesome! I love how Erin has the same favorite tools that I do *wink* and just about everybody has. Rotary cutters are the perfect notion.

  25. Cecilia says

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I enjoyed reading Erin’s blog posts.

  26. kimberlee says

    What a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you so much and I have to check out Erin, thanks for introducing her to us!

  27. Erin B says

    So cute!! I would just take that leather pouch! But it’s all wonderful! Thank you!

  28. Natalie C says

    Fantastic giveaway, I could do some fun sewing projects with this :D Some new bags maybe or try a new clothing pattern

  29. Cameron says

    What a cute giveaway! Love that clutch! Thanks so much!

  30. Niki says

    Great giveaway! I love Sewbon — so glad to hear this interview!

  31. Lori Morton says

    Erin has a grrrreat Blog…& Pintrest Board too!! Can’t believe she has only been sewing for few years! She is amazing!!

    Ooooh yeah…thanks for cooool Give-a-Way too!!!

  32. jessica says

    great giveaway! I could do some damage with that gift card… :)

  33. Margaret Schindler says

    Thank you for the chance to win this. Love reading interviews because it tells us that we all start somewhere

  34. Autum says

    I’m not new to sewing but I still think of myself as a beginner. I really want to learn how to sew nice,soft slouchy tees so the JoAnns gc would be awesome to win. Then I could pick out a variety of fabric to try and work with. :)

  35. Lynn says

    wow, what an accomplished sewer after only a few years. love her bess top! inspiring=thanks!

  36. says

    i’m the same way… i’ll either deconstruct a bunch of patterns to create what i see in my head, or i wander through stores and just wing it.

    winging it isn’t always as successful as frankensteining patterns. LOL!

    great giveaway! thanks!

  37. Liz says

    I’m still trying to learn how to cut patterns with my rotary cutter!

  38. says

    It is so cool to see a new sewer blossom. I started sewing garments when I was about 6. I still make a few clothing items and crafts but make mostly quilts now. I get so excited when others join in. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Laura says

    What a great giveaway! I agree, my rotary cutter is the best!

  40. says

    Fun giveaway! Erin, I’m so glad you started sewing and sharing the gorgeous things you make with us!

  41. says

    i just visited her site, and how nice! It’s so fresh looking with oh-so-many tutorials and sewing inspirations! That little notebook is pretty sweet, too :)

  42. Emily Campbell says

    So excited for this cute giveaway and I think sewbon is adorable!! Thanks for the connection!!

  43. Rosie says

    I luv Joann’s. I’ve been shopping there since I was a pre-teen! So many cute gifts I’ve made from Joann fabrics!!!

  44. gina says

    I stopped sewing for yrs (kids grew up) now the grand kids are here am learning to quilt

  45. Ashley says

    I love that you have been teaming up with other bloggers Kate. You always had great style so its great to see who you pick, and what an awesome giveaway.

  46. Mayda says

    Love that pouch! And the scissors! Thanks for the chance

  47. Thea says

    Yay! What a fun giveaway, love to win & grab some fun fabric fm Joanns to make a Penelope peplum :)

  48. Ellen M. says

    Erin’s really accomplished a lot in a short time. Very inspiring! Many thanks!

  49. Debra Kay Neiman says

    Really enjoyed this, thanks for the share. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  50. kelley says

    This would be a good bonding opportunity with my sister! :) Crafting!

  51. Rebecca Pelletier says

    Love your blog and would LOVE to win this giveaway! :-)

  52. mary anne f says

    Thanks for turning me on to SewBon. Love her stuff.

  53. Allison says

    Love the nail polish! And I am dying for a pair of crane scissors. Thanks for the chance!

  54. Trisha L says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I can always use a joann gift card :)

  55. Ashley S. says

    Look at these goodies! <3 Thank you for a chance!

  56. says

    I’m terrified to use my rotary cutter to cut out patterns! I’ve heard it’s a great time saver, maybe I’ll make the leap this year….maybe.

  57. Lynanne says

    beautiful scissors and who wouldn’t love a Joann’s gift card. Hope I win

  58. Joan H. says

    Wow! What a great giveaway. Sure would be nice to win.

  59. says

    New to your site and love it! I absolutely need all the things in the giveaway. BTW I am very jealous of you attended ALT Summit, on my list for next year! Please check out my blog!

  60. says

    Thanks for having such a cute giveaway. Love the scissors and would love the gift card. I want to win. :) I have also added your great giveaway to the Giveaway Round Up @ Thanks again. Lovin your blog too.

  61. Natasha Renstead says

    Such a cute little pouch…but love the whole package too. Thanks for the chance to win.