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Hi! Amy here. This instalment of the Montreal Maker Series is super special to me. Bernice Sorge is the mother
With the expansion of our size range with the Sienna Maker Jacket we have been talking a lot about fit
We are starting off the week with another installment in our Montreal Maker Series! This edition features the lovely and
Hey y’all! Today we’re sharing some of our tester makes for our Sienna Maker Jacket. We know you love seeing
In case you missed it, our sewalong for our Sienna Maker Jacket is now live! We have a few additional
Hey all! Amy here. Today I am sharing with you our journey to the Sienna Maker Jacket pattern. I will
Hey! Amy here. One of my favourite things about Fall is fashion week. After a summer of non-dressing it’s fun
We first saw Gina (@sewdisabled) when she popped up in her crisp white Kalle shirt in our feed. She made
If ever there was a sewing enthusiast’s cry, it would be “IT HAS POCKETS!” Each type of pocket requires a
We are continuing our round-up of sewing tutorials from our archives with a series of blog posts on collars and
Whenever we release a pattern, Beck (@isewthereforeiam) is inevitably right there with an amazing version. I don’t know how this
We are continuing our round-up of sewing tutorials pulled from our tutorial archives. This post is going to focus on
Hey all! Amy here. We get a lot of questions about various techniques for installing buttons, buttonholes, snaps and the
Amy here! Sewing can seem like a daunting hobby; expensive equipment, endless pattern and fabric options and a million tool
Our new Rome Collection was designed to be beginner friendly. No fancy finishes, tricky zippers or fiddly construction to stress
Grace is one of our pattern testers. Whenever we open her feedback we know we are going to get THE
Hi all! Amy Here! As many of you might know, earlier this summer we released a beginner sewing course .
Hello! Amy here. So, I know we’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. We have the best testers.
Hiya! Amy here. One of the most fun tasks we encountered when we were putting together the samples for the
Amy here! 2019 is most definitely the year of the belt bag! We have seen them all over, from the
If you follow us along on Instagram, you may have noticed that we recently welcomed a very exciting addition to
Full disclosure: Henna is one of our testers and we have had our eye on her for a while! She
Sometimes when looking for sewspo you don’t need to go very far. As I was perusing the hashtag for our
I can’t remember exactly when we started paying attention to what Mia @sewnorth was cooking up in her sewing room
This May, I am on a personal quest to bust my stash and also to remake all my favourite patterns.
We are all about a good hack over here. Maxing out on the possibilities of a pattern is not only
Hello all! Celine here. I am the in-house pattern maker for Closet Case Patterns and I am here to share
Wow: most uttered word in the studio over the past two months, bar none. We have been so utterly bowled
If you are all caught up on the challenge, WOW! You made a blazer! Congratulations! This is truly some finish
For this month’s Sewist Spotlight we are turning our eye to Blanca B. We have been stalking @BlakandBlanca for a
Hi everybody, Alexis here! You know, before I started sewing and had the opportunity to join the team here at
Ok, ok, ok, hear me out. I have heard through the grapevine (instagram) that some of you are scared of
When we first cooked up the idea of the #BlazerofGlory challenge for our Jasika Blazer Heather mentioned that we should
If you are following along with this challenge by now you are probably starting to see a beautifully structured vest!
Hello! Alexis here. I’m here today with a quick tutorial to show you how to make your own sleeve heads
Hey guys, Amy here. One of the greatest joys of sewing (in my opinion) is the endless customization, personalization, and
I’ve been really lucky over the years to find some incredible pattern testers. Pattern making and development happens in a
Hey y’all! Just popping in to show you some of our tester makes for the Jasika Blazer. This was an
The internet can be a wonderful place. How I else would I get to meet the ebullient, charming and hilarious
Hey guys, Amy here! We have been all blazers all the time for a while prepping for the launch of
Hello everyone! Amy here. I have been putting together this fabric store list…forever. The problem with it being, it’s never
Hey guys, Amy here. January is inevitably a time of organization. Tidying, cleaning, resetting bad habits, resolutions! The new year
Hey all, Amy here. So we have been busy, busy, bees around the studio getting everything prepped for our latest
Hi all, Amy here. Thus far in Montreal, 2019 has been, in a word, cold. Heather showed you how to
Hello! Amy here. As 2018 is winding to a close we are looking back on the year and more importantly,
It’s been another thrilling year of growth, change and challenge ’round these parts. 2018 felt like my first really grown-up
Hi all, Amy here! If you are a regular on this blog you know we did a series of scrap
Amy here. A few weeks ago Heather shared her velvet Amy Jumpsuit and we couldn’t stop brainstorming different ways you
Hi everyone! This #sewfrosting challenge has been a wild ride! I never expected it would take off quite as it
Hi there. Amy here, just popping in to talk about velvet. As George Costanza admitted, “I would drape myself in
Hi there, Amy here. On instagram we asked you what your absolute must-have sewing books, tools and fun extras for
Hello all! Amy here. I imagine by now many of you are knee deep in your frosting projects (right guys?!).
Hey y’all, Amy here. By now I would imagine most of you have heard about the #sewfrosting challenge. Heather and
Hey y’all, Amy here. We are still on a scrap busting mission over here at the studio and this latest
Hey there, Amy here. August is stash busting/zero waste month over here at Closet Case HQ (see our tutorial on
Hey guys, Amy here. I don’t know where you are but let me tell you, here in Montreal IT IS
Hola! Today we’re going to share some fabric options for the Fiona Sundress. Luckily there are lots of choices for
Hey y’all! We expanded our tester group while we were working on our Fiona Sundress, and thought we’d share some
The summer is only officially beginning this week here in Montreal but already we have had plenty of hot weather.
Hey guys, Amy here. So, you’re trucking along, making your Jenny Overalls and they turned out great! You made a
Hi all! Amy here. I am so excited to share this beautiful studio DIY with you; a custom serger and
Hey y’all, Amy here. One of my favourite things to do in the depths of winter (when Spring seems far
We are wrapping up #nofearnewjeans but as many of you intrepid sewists are still hard at work on your jeans, we thought
It’s such a bummer when your favourite jeans finally succumb to the fate of all pants and rip through the
Hey guys! Our new team member Amy will be showing you how to fix ripped jeans with some great denim