Read More
Sewing Tutorials

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 different set of tricks and techniques for a perfect finish. Here we have rounded up all the tutorials we have ever done on on pockets specific to our patters. Bookmark this page the next time you come across a tricky pocket - we got you!

GUSSETED POCKET

Pocket Tutorials // Closet Case Patterns The Kelly Anorak features roomy gusseted pockets. There is a sewalong for this jacket and Read more

Tutorial Roundup // Collars and Necklines // Closet Case Patterns
Read More
Sewing Tutorials

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 necklines. While we wrote these in support of specific patterns, you should bookmark these and check them out if you ever encounter a similar technique on any future projects!

STANDARD COLLAR

Tutorial Roundup // Collars and Necklines // Closet Case Patterns This is from the Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress sew along and gives you all the tips and tricks for sewing a beautiful standard shirt collar.

ALTERNATIVE...

Read more

Flora Dress from By Hand London | White cotton eyelet | Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
Read More
Sewing Projects

The Most Innocent Dress Ever: The Flora Dress in White Eyelet

I think I've mentioned this before, but I am trying not to buy new fabric this year unless we need it for upcoming patterns. We have a mammoth stash closet that is literally overflowing so I'm trying to make a dent it when I can, finding use for a lot of those pieces I've hung on to for years with no clear plan. Such was the case with the lovely cotton floral eyelet I used to make this Flora Dress from By Hand London. I got it at a sewing meetup in Montreal and it's been collecting dust...

Read more

Read More
Sewist Spotlight

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 busy lawyer and mom to a 4-year old manages to squeeze in 12-15 hours of sewing a week, not to mention blogging and posting amazing makes on her instagram! She has a small dedicated sewing space in her cozy apartment in the Netherlands, but this Australian ex-pat knows how to max out on a little space and has made...

Read more

Read More
Sewing Tutorials

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 our favourite thing to sew: Zippers! Oh wait, you don't love sewing zippers either? Well, let's see if we can change your mind with some handy tricks and a few different kinds of zips, as well as methods for installation. Bookmark this page and next time you're doing a zipper installation, we got ya covered.

COAT ZIPPER

Tutorial round up // Zippers // Closet Case Patterns This tutorial from...

Read more

Read More
Sewing Tutorials

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 like, and we generally reply "Oh, we have a tutorial for that!" In fact, we probably have more than one (for your reference, we have a complete page of all our sewing tutorials in one place!) In the coming weeks we're going to be putting out a series of blog tutorial round-ups that you can bookmark for easy reference. So without further ado, let's install some closures!

SNAP BUTTONS

Tutorial Round-up // Buttons and Snaps...<p class=Read more

Gibson Girl Blouse from Folkwear Patterns | Lace Insertion technique | Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
Read More
Sewing Projects

Sewing Victorian: The Gibson Girl Blouse from Folkwear Patterns

Looking back over most of my sewing projects from the past year or so, it's pretty clear I'm still on a Frosting kick. When I'm not testing our own patterns and feel like tucking into something at home, I've been gravitating towards more "frivolous" (read: fun) makes; projects that let me really sink my teeth in, learn some new techniques or practice fitting. I have a closet full of highly practical clothes and I've filled in most of the gaps over the years, so it makes sense that when I do have a few hours to spare I'm...

Read more

Beginner Books and Tools for Sewing // Closet Case Patterns
Read More
Sewing Tutorials

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 and notions that everyone will insist is a "must have". However, you don't need to spend a fortune to get started. If you look at the gourmet cooking craze of the last decade or so, any experienced chef will tell you: all you really need is fire, a sharp knife and a cast iron frying pan. THAT'S IT. Sewing is pretty much the same. You need a quality sewing machine, sharp scissors and a hot iron. Other than that?...

Read more