WIN an all-in-one sewing kit bundle from Sewbox

by Leah Taylor on April 13, 2010

To celebrate our launch we are running a fabulous competition in conjunction with the Sewing Directory!

Two lucky sewers will WIN AN ALL-IN-ONE SEWING KIT OF YOUR CHOICE, which will come with a sewing pattern, matching fabric, interfacing, thread, zip etc – we’ve done the hard work to match everything up so that you can get sewing sooner!

Our first six kits are already available online (see below) and we plan to add a new kit, and new fabric combinations, every few weeks to keep you busy sewing. All you need is a sewing machine and hey presto, you can whip up your new outfit in no time at all – all the kits are completely suitable for beginners so if you’ve never sewed before, it’s a great way to start! The kits we currently have are as follows – to see more detail, and the different fabrics available with each kit, click on the image to go to the kit’s detailed page in the shop:

1. Colette Patterns Sencha Blouse Kit - available in four different fabrics

2. Kwik Sew 3573 Kit to make oriental style top- available in two different fabric combinations

3. Kwik Sew 3631 Kit to Make a Gathered Skirt - available in 7 different fabric combinations

4. Vogue 8379 Kit to Make a Summer Wrap-around Dress - available in 3 different fabrics

5. Kwik Sew 3451 Kit to Make a Bubble Skirt - available in a green & black jersey fabric

There are also 2 great books up for grabs – Button and Stitch by Kristen Rask and Hand-Me-Up by Lorine Mason, kindly provided by David & Charles – please visit their website or their website to find a great range of sewing and craft books.  The Sewing Directory has reviewed both these books here.

How to Enter

To win a kit of your choice, or one of the two books on offer, all you have to do is post a comment either under this blog post, or under the Sewing Directory’s blog, telling us which of the kits you would choose if you win, including which fabric you’d choose. Don’t forget to follow our blogs to find out if you’ve won, as we will be posting the winners up next Wednesday! You can also then find out details of future news, special offers and competitions.

For an additional bonus entry, blog about the competition on your own blog (and and don’t forget to let us know so that we can include your additional entry!)

The competition will end at 7pm, Tuesday 20th April, and we will announce the winners the next day on this blog and on the Sewing Directory’s blog.


Competition Rules

All entries must be received by 7pm Tuesday 20th April. The competition is open to UK residents only, with despatch to UK addresses only. No multiple entries; please only comment on one of the blogs. We will pick one book winner and one kit winner from each blog.

The winner will be drawn at random from all of the entries and announced on the morning of Wednesday 21st April. If you have won you will need to claim the prize by sending us your full address so that we can ship the prize to you.

Click on the Comments link below to post a comment and enter!

This competition has now been closed! Thanks to all for taking part.

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July 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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Meghan April 14, 2010 at 6:57 am

Oh, I’d totally go for the Colette Sencha in the red and white spotty Kaldor fabric. It would look fab with the grey a-line skirt I’m cutting out at the moment.


Meghan April 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Btw, I retweeted as @halcyonday


Katherine April 14, 2010 at 9:31 am

I would love to make the Colette Patterns Sencha Blouse in the Sunshine Leaves by John Kaldor fabric. All the choices of fabric are gorgeous! Cheers


Helen April 14, 2010 at 10:03 am

I’d go for the Colette Sencha as well – but with the pebble design – lovely colours.


Tara April 14, 2010 at 10:45 am

I love the Colette Sencha one too! in the red and white spotty John Kaldor fabric. Just bought my sewing machine!


Carol Stripe April 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

The wrap around dress would be my choice, as I would love to get back to wearing dresses again. My fabric choice would be the navy floral jersey and be suitable for many occasions. A kit like this means no excuses for not wearing a frock!



Ellie Boyde April 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Definately the wrap around dress. Great Styling and classic – would be a great start to a capsule wardrobe. Love the fabric, could be dressed up or down. Good Luck with site.


Topstitched April 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Ooh what a good idea, hard to choose though – that wrap around dress is very tempting!
But I think I’d go with the Colette Patterns Sencha Blouse Kit in the John Kaldor floral satin, I’ve been itching to try a Colette pattern.


Carolyn April 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Love the wrap around dress in the navy floral jersey – about time I tackled something for me instead of keep making things for my daughter!


Lisa April 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

The wrap dress would be my choice, in navy floral jersey. I’m trying to lose a little weight at the moment and a good wrap dress is so kind to lumps and bumps!!! Also, it will still fit me when I reach my target weight, perfect!


Emma April 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

With spring in the air its got to be the gathered skirt in the super cute Sparrows on Green fabric. Pefect with a jersey tee and pair of pumps or flip flops for days spent in the countryside and evening barbeques – I can hardly wait……


Ruth April 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

I have a weakness for wrap dresses – you can never have too many of such a flattering design! So I’d go for that in the navy floral jersey (a popular choice, it seems!)


Victoria April 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I’d love the colette sencha pattern in the john kaldor red dotty fabric! I’ve been meaning to try a colette pattern for a while; they’re gorgeous. And I’m just finishing off my first clothing sewing project, so its the perfect time to find my next project.


Saffi April 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm

For me, it would be the Sencha pattern in the blue-grey floral print. I’ve got an interview coming up, and I’d love to go to it knowing that I was wearing a top that I’d made myself.


Bridget April 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Such a tough choice but I think I’d have to go for the oriental Kwik Sew top in that amazing ginkco fabric.


U. Cohen April 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I might just about have to celebrate my soon new “grannystatus” with a dotty red sencha blouse!


Terri April 16, 2010 at 6:12 am

Sewing kits are a great idea. I’d love the Sencha blouse in the red dotty fabric.


Leah Rose April 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm

The Colette Patterns Sencha Blouse is brilliant and so different from what ” the big 4 ” pattern companies are currently offering. I so want that pattern ! !


sarah bailey April 17, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I love many of the above sewing kits a great idea! I especially like the oriental top kit


Elizabeth Burton April 19, 2010 at 8:31 am

I’d choose the wrap dress with green and black jersey fabric. Looks lovely!


purpleivy April 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I’d love to win one of the sewing kits! Well done with the blog, fun reading.


Leah Rose April 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I previously said that I would absolutely love to receive the Sancha Blouse but I forgot to say that I think the Sunshine Leaves by John Kaldor would have to be my favourite fabric


Vickles April 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Ooo Sencha blouse in sunshine leaves for me! Fantastic idea – and some really lovely things! Thank you for the competition!


Vickles April 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Oh and for extra points (and entry!) – here’s my blog post about it


Madscouser April 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Ooo what a good idea, love the kits – I tend to forget one critical bit when buying the stuff for a pettern!

I also love the Colette Patterns – Sencha Blouse, what a lovely design, unusal and yet doesn’t look too complicated to make! I do love polka dots, then again the pebbles fabric’s stunning a well, oh but polka dots, but pebbles, but polka dots …….

Oh dear, can u tell I’m not very good with decisons? 🙂


Madscouser April 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Can I get an extra entry for retweeting about the comp? I don’t have a blog so can’t blog about it, but I do have quite a few sewing followers on Twitter!

pretty please? 🙂


Leah Taylor April 20, 2010 at 8:46 am

Ooooh, go on then! Seeing as it’s the last day of the competition let’s have some fun and open up bonus entries to re-tweeters too! So anyone who re-tweets today will get a bonus entry!

Thanks for all the entries so far, can’t wait to draw the winners tonight – good luck!!


Katie Mackenzie April 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Thank you I have rt xx


Sadie April 20, 2010 at 9:14 am

Oh, what lovely kits! I’ve just started sewing and this kind of thing looks perfect for a beginner with very little equipment! I think I’d choose the gathered skirt in the gingko and dragonfly print – so pretty!


Yuvee April 20, 2010 at 10:20 am

I’d go with the gathered skirt with Sparrow on Green fabric, perfect for summer!


Jane M April 20, 2010 at 10:25 am

They’re all lovely, but if I win, I’d like the oriental style top in the navy gingko berries fabric please!


Lydia April 20, 2010 at 11:12 am

I love the look of Button and Stitch. Thanks!


Susanne April 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I would love to make thesummer wrap dress in the luxurious green and black fabric. Thanks


Katie Mackenzie April 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

The gathered skirt is my fav choice & I like the colour you have it in on the picture it looks perfect,my nana taught me to sew thatnk for the #goodtimes memories RT all done from @katiemack12


Leah Taylor April 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

Thank you everyone for entering!! You can check out the winners, plus a special offer for everyone who took part, on my new blog post


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