How to Get Started Sewing: It’s a Make it Work Moment!

Hey y’all, Amy here. In these crazy times, we just keep saying how grateful we all are at Closet Case

Easy Crafts for Kids: The Jewelry Store!

Hey all! Amy here. As you may or may not know I have two little boys. One is 4 and

A Flash Dance Inspired Sweatsuit: Sewing Cielo and Pietra in Knits!

As some of you may or may not know, I was a dancer. I use the past tense because let’s

Hacking the Cielo Top & Dress

Almost immediately after our Rome Collection launched in the spring we started seeing the makes trickle in. For what was

How to Do a Small Bust Adjustment

When we first introduced our Rome Collection in sizes 0-20, we added C and D cup options to Cielo in

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Sylvia!

I can’t remember exactly when we first noticed Sylvia (@theravelout) in our Instagram feed. All I know is a fun,

Notes from the Runway: Spring 2020 Haute Couture

We have been talking a lot about couture sewing on the blog of late. Inspired by a workshop and trip

Couture Seam Finishes & Hand Stitches You Should Know

This month on the blog we’ve been talking about couture sewing. After Heather’s couture sewing workshop and trip to Paris

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Duane!

When we were first introduced to Duane (@mainelymenswear) via instagram he had just posted his version of the Sienna Maker

Year in Review: See Ya Later 2019!

Another year has come and gone almost faster than we could blink, and before we bring 2019 to a close,

Our Sewist & Maker Holiday Gift Guide

Last week we shared our ideas for handmade gifts that you can make for others with stuff you might already

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

Hello! Amy here. As the holidays are quickly approaching I always have the same panicked response: “QUICK! Buy all the

Ideas for Lining the Sienna Maker Jacket

Amy and Celine are tag-teaming this, so hi from both of us! When we were planning the Sienna Maker Jacket

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Monserratt (aka Monsie!)

Maybe introductions aren’t necessary for our sewist of note this month since many of you may have met Monserratt aka

Amy’s Sienna Maker Jacket (with a Removable Lining!)

Hey y’all! Amy here. When we were planning the blog content and samples for the Sienna Maker Jacket launch and

Montreal Maker Series: Meet Susan Moss

Hello there, Amy here. For the last installment of the Montreal Maker Series (in honour of our Sienna Maker Jacket),


Hi! Amy here. This instalment of the Montreal Maker Series is super special to me. Bernice Sorge is the mother

Adjustments for One and Two Piece Sleeves

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

Sienna Maker Jacket: Tester Roundup!

Hey y’all! Today we’re sharing some of our tester makes for our Sienna Maker Jacket. We know you love seeing

Fabric and Supplies for the Sienna Maker Jacket

In case you missed it, our sewalong for our Sienna Maker Jacket is now live! We have a few additional

Styling Inspo for the Sienna Maker Jacket

Hey all! Amy here. Today I am sharing with you our journey to the Sienna Maker Jacket pattern. I will

Inspiration from the Runway: Spring/Summer 2020 Edition

Hey! Amy here. One of my favourite things about Fall is fashion week. After a summer of non-dressing it’s fun

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Gina!

We first saw Gina (@sewdisabled) when she popped up in her crisp white Kalle shirt in our feed. She made

Hot Pocket: All our Pocket Tutorials in One Place!

If ever there was a sewing enthusiast’s cry, it would be “IT HAS POCKETS!” Each type of pocket requires a

All Our Collar and Neckline Tutorials in One Place

We are continuing our round-up of sewing tutorials from our archives with a series of blog posts on collars and

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Beck!

Whenever we release a pattern, Beck (@isewthereforeiam) is inevitably right there with an amazing version. I don’t know how this

Zippity doo da: All Our Zipper Tutorials in One Place

We are continuing our round-up of sewing tutorials pulled from our tutorial archives. This post is going to focus on

Buttons, Buttonholes and Snaps…Oh My – All Our Sewing Tutorials

Hey all! Amy here. We get a lot of questions about various techniques for installing buttons, buttonholes, snaps and the

The Best Tools & Books for the Beginner Sewist

Amy here! Sewing can seem like a daunting hobby; expensive equipment, endless pattern and fabric options and a million tool

How to Sew Bias Binding: Two Methods

Our new Rome Collection was designed to be beginner friendly. No fancy finishes, tricky zippers or fiddly construction to stress

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Grace

Grace is one of our pattern testers. Whenever we open her feedback we know we are going to get THE

How to Buy Your First Sewing Machine

Hi all! Amy Here! As many of you might know, earlier this summer we released a beginner sewing course .

The Rome Collection: Tester Round-up!

Hello! Amy here. So, I know we’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. We have the best testers.

Fabric Suggestions for the Rome Collection

Hiya! Amy here. One of the most fun tasks we encountered when we were putting together the samples for the

DIY Leather Belt Bag // Free Pattern & Tutorial

Amy here! 2019 is most definitely the year of the belt bag! We have seen them all over, from the

Serious Studio Upgrade: Our New Pfaff Sewing Suite

If you follow us along on Instagram, you may have noticed that we recently welcomed a very exciting addition to

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Henna!

Full disclosure: Henna is one of our testers and we have had our eye on her for a while! She

Hacking the Fiona Sundress Pattern

Sometimes when looking for sewspo you don’t need to go very far. As I was perusing the hashtag for our

Sewist Spotlight: Mia

I can’t remember exactly when we started paying attention to what Mia @sewnorth was cooking up in her sewing room

Hacking Ideas for our Kalle Shirtdress

This May, I am on a personal quest to bust my stash and also to remake all my favourite patterns.

Pattern Hacks for the Jasika Blazer

We are all about a good hack over here. Maxing out on the possibilities of a pattern is not only

Converting Darts to a Princess Seam for the Jasika Blazer

Hello all! Celine here. I am the in-house pattern maker for Closet Case Patterns and I am here to share

Blazers of Glory!!

Wow: most uttered word in the studio over the past two months, bar none. We have been so utterly bowled

Blazer of Glory Challenge Final Week: Buttons, Buttonholes, Topstitching!

If you are all caught up on the challenge, WOW! You made a blazer! Congratulations! This is truly some finish

Sewist Spotlight: Blanca B

For this month’s Sewist Spotlight we are turning our eye to Blanca B. We have been stalking @BlakandBlanca for a

How to Add Piping to your Jacket Lining

Hi everybody, Alexis here! You know, before I started sewing and had the opportunity to join the team here at

Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 7: Assembling & Bagging the Lining

Ok, ok, ok, hear me out. I have heard through the grapevine (instagram) that some of you are scared of

Talking Tailoring with Patrick Grant from the Great British Sewing Bee

When we first cooked up the idea of the #BlazerofGlory challenge for our Jasika Blazer Heather mentioned that we should

Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 6: Set in Sleeves, Shoulder Pads & Sleeveheads

If you are following along with this challenge by now you are probably starting to see a beautifully structured vest!

Free Pattern: Shoulder Pads and Sleeve Heads

Hello! Alexis here. I’m here today with a quick tutorial to show you how to make your own sleeve heads

Bespoke Tailoring Details for the Jasika Blazer

Hey guys, Amy here. One of the greatest joys of sewing (in my opinion) is the endless customization, personalization, and

Interview with a Tailor: Wisdom from Maimu

I’ve been really lucky over the years to find some incredible pattern testers. Pattern making and development happens in a

Jasika Blazer Tester Round-up

Hey y’all! Just popping in to show you some of our tester makes for the Jasika Blazer. This was an

Sewist Spotlight and Pattern Muse: Jasika Nicole

The internet can be a wonderful place. How I else would I get to meet the ebullient, charming and hilarious

Styling Inspiration for the Jasika Blazer

Hey guys, Amy here! We have been all blazers all the time for a while prepping for the launch of

The Ultimate List of Independent Online Fabric Stores!!

Hello everyone! Amy here. I have been putting together this fabric store list…forever. The problem with it being, it’s never

How to KonMari your Sewing Space

Hey guys, Amy here. January is inevitably a time of organization. Tidying, cleaning, resetting bad habits, resolutions! The new year

DIY Ironing Board & Mobile Pressing Station

Hey all, Amy here. So we have been busy, busy, bees around the studio getting everything prepped for our latest

Surviving Winter: Layering for Warmth

Hi all, Amy here. Thus far in Montreal, 2019 has been, in a word, cold. Heather showed you how to

Our Favourite Makes of the Year!

Hello! Amy here. As 2018 is winding to a close we are looking back on the year and more importantly,

2018: Year in Review

It’s been another thrilling year of growth, change and challenge ’round these parts. 2018 felt like my first really grown-up

The Ultimate Scrap Busting Project: DIY Pouf Pattern!

Hi all, Amy here! If you are a regular on this blog you know we did a series of scrap

How to Wear a Velvet Jumpsuit

Amy here. A few weeks ago Heather shared her velvet Amy Jumpsuit and we couldn’t stop brainstorming different ways you

Announcing the #SewFrosting Challenge Winners!!

Hi everyone! This #sewfrosting challenge has been a wild ride! I never expected it would take off quite as it

Tips for Sewing with Velvet

Hi there. Amy here, just popping in to talk about velvet. As George Costanza admitted, “I would drape myself in

Our Holiday Gift Guide for Makers

Hi there, Amy here. On instagram we asked you what your absolute must-have sewing books, tools and fun extras for

Sewing Frosting with Closet Case Patterns

Hello all! Amy here. I imagine by now many of you are knee deep in your frosting projects (right guys?!).

#SewFrosting Inspo from the Runway

Hey y’all, Amy here. By now I would imagine most of you have heard about the #sewfrosting challenge. Heather and

No-Sew Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

Hey y’all, Amy here. We are still on a scrap busting mission over here at the studio and this latest

Easy Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Snack Bags

Hey there, Amy here. August is stash busting/zero waste month over here at Closet Case HQ (see our tutorial on

Zero Waste Reusable Produce Bags // Sewing Tutorial

Hey guys, Amy here. I don’t know where you are but let me tell you, here in Montreal IT IS

Fabric Suggestions for the Fiona Sundress

Hola! Today we’re going to share some fabric options for the Fiona Sundress. Luckily there are lots of choices for

Fiona Sundress Tester Round-up

Hey y’all! We expanded our tester group while we were working on our Fiona Sundress, and thought we’d share some

Summer Pattern Round-Up

The summer is only officially beginning this week here in Montreal but already we have had plenty of hot weather.

How to Install Overall Buckles & Hardware

Hey guys, Amy here. So, you’re trucking along, making your Jenny Overalls and they turned out great! You made a

Free Pattern Alert! Make our Serger & Sewing Machine Cover

Hi all! Amy here. I am so excited to share this beautiful studio DIY with you; a custom serger and

Runway Inspiration: Patchwork and Quilting Trends

Hey y’all, Amy here. One of my favourite things to do in the depths of winter (when Spring seems far

Installing Jeans Hardware with an Industrial Hand Press

We are wrapping up #nofearnewjeans but as many of you intrepid sewists are still hard at work on your jeans, we thought

Repairing Jeans with Invisible Mending

It’s such a bummer when your favourite jeans finally succumb to the fate of all pants and rip through the

How to Fix Ripped Jeans with Visible Mending // Sashiko and Denim Patches

Hey guys! Our new team member Amy will be showing you how to fix ripped jeans with some great denim