Sarah joined Bolt after a career working in fabric stores on the east coast—starting when she was just a teenager! A mostly self-taught sewist, she’s watched the world of fabric and sewing evolve and has really done it all. She brings this know-how to her work at Bolt, where she loves helping customers pick out coordinates and explore the fabrics and patterns that excite them and help them stretch their skills. She believes there’s no right or wrong when it comes to creativity and encourages sewists to not overthink things and just enjoy the process of making. For her own projects, she adores sewing bags in natural fibers and working with sturdy denims and cotton duck.
When she’s not working at Bolt, Sarah—who’s new to Portland—loves exploring her new city on foot and sampling local craft beer.