Giveaway Time - Win $50 to spend at Kollabora!

I'm super excited to share my first ever giveaway with you all! It's a good one :)

I've teamed up with the awesome folks at Kollabora to offer one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to spend on sewing and craft supplies from their shop.

If you haven't heard of Kollabora before, let me give you a little introduction. Kollabora is a new online community and marketplace where makers and DIYers can share their projects, tips, and tutorials. Categories include sewing, knitting, jewelry making, and home decor. You can post pictures of your projects along with instructions and links to supplies. They also offer a wide range of supplies in their shop - everything from patterns and fabric to yarn, books, and tons of notions!

I got excited when I first found out about Kollabora as I'd heard others touting it as the answer to "Ravelry for sewists". While the two are different, if you are a knitter or crocheter who has fallen in love with the features of Ravelry then I think you'll really love Kollabora. It's very well designed and easy to use with a distinctly fun, hip sense of style. I've found a ton of inspiration browsing through the member projects as well as their blog. I've even found some great new sewing blogs to follow!

To give you an idea of what you could get with your gift certificate, I've picked out a few of my favorite patterns and fabrics from the Kollabora shop:

  1. Colette Patterns Lily Dress
  2. Wiksten Tank
  3. Sewaholic Cambie Dress
  4. Christine Haynes Derby Dress

  1.  Vera Wang Toffee/Navy/Slate Polka Dots Taffeta 
  2. Wine/Black/Salmon Geometric Print Silk Fabric
  3. Black Polka Dots Tulle & Crinoline 
  4. Wine Floral Lace Fabric
  5.  Marine/White Stripes Jersey Prints 
  6. Seafoam Solid Poplin

Of course I'm not even including all the great sewing books you could pick up like Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing or BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern.

Ready to win? Just head on over to Kollabora and post a project of your own (it can be something you've made in the past or new, doesn't matter). Then comment here and paste the link to your project. 

For extra entries, just upload more projects! Each separate project gets you one more chance to win. To make sure I don't miss any extras, please post one comment per entry.

You have until Wednesday, May 8th to get your entries in. The winner will be chosen at random and I'll post the winner here on the 9th.

*Note - As of right now, Kollabora's store only ships within the US. I apologize that I didn't know this ahead of time.

Good luck!