Sew the warmest coat EVER - Interlining with Thinsulate // Sewing tutorial by Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Tutorials

How to Make the Warmest Coat Ever: Interlining with Thinsulate

Earlier this week I shared my Pendleton wool Oslo Coat, by far the warmest coat I own (seriously giving my North Face parka a run for it's money!) While the wool I used was quite thick, and I chose a flannel backed satin for added warmth, the true hero of this project was a Thinsulate interlining and in today's post I'm going to explain how to sew with this miraculous product, perfect for our Clare Coat or any other coat pattern you may be using.

THINSULATE

Thinsulate is a quilted, polyester filled batting that is engineered specifically for adding warmth...

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Oslo Coat by Tessuti Patterns in Pendleton Wool // handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Projects

A Coat for the Ages: My Pendleton Wool Oslo Coat

Dreams do come true. After sixteen freezing winters in Montreal, I've finally discovered the secret to a beautiful and seriously warm coat that is not, in fact, a parka. A parka, while functional, is incredibly depressing to put on every day from December to March, and every spring I have to fight the urge to burn mine in some kind of pagan ritual cleansing, just to dispel the memories of wearing it for 4-5 months straight. The secret my friends? THINSULATE INTERLINING. And a gorgeous, beefy wool from Pendleton, the wool of dreams. Oslo Coat by...<p class=Read more

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Our Sewing Patterns, Uncategorized

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, the clothes you all made! At least once a day someone yells across the studio, "Oh look! I love this colour/hack/print!!" It is so hard to select only a few pictures of each pattern because I could sit here all day scrolling through pictures of anoraks, caftans, and pajamas, but at some point I would just be copying most of the internet and putting it back on the internet. So please know, WE SEE YOU! And, you look great....

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Blog Biz

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 year as a business owner and a boss, and time has been passing so swiftly that I've been slow to appreciate how much we've accomplished this year, despite occasionally feeling like I didn't get everything done that I had planned. We got off to a slow start while we settled in our new studio, and I experienced some turmoil and loss in my personal life that threw me for a serious loop. I gave myself a bit of a...

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Blog Biz

Holiday Shipping Deadlines & Studio Hours

Hey guys! Just a quick note to let you know about our holiday hours and shipping. Our studio will be fully closed from Friday, December 21 to Tuesday, January 1st; it's been a wonderful year but we all need some time off to spend with our families, and maybe get some selfish sewing done. We'll be back in the office on January 2nd and will resume shipping and responding to customer service inquiries then; while we won't be shipping after Friday, our digital patterns are of course available 24/7. If you would like to place an order in time for the...

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Free Sewing Pattern // Scrap Busting Pouf Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
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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 busting tutorials this year. We used up fabric that you might have had kicking around to make little snack bags, beeswax wraps and produce bags, and this time, we saved the best for last. Call it our Christmas gift to you: a free sewing pattern for a gorgeous, Moroccan inspired floor pouf. Free Sewing Pattern // Scrap Busting Pouf // Closet Case PatternsRead more

How to Wear a Velvet Jumpsuit // Amy Jumpsuit pattern from Closet Case Patterns
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Our Sewing Patterns, Outfit Styling

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 could style it. When the sun finally blessed us with some decent light,  I shot Heather in these looks and we had a really fun morning putting them together. We gave the outfits names as we went along to make each other laugh, but also to make sure we were coming up with various scenarios in which a silk velvet jumpsuit would be a relatively suitable option. We will let you in on our "creative process" so you...

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Feature, Uncategorized

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 has, and Kelli and I were positively overwhelmed when it came time to pick our winners. At last glance, our hashtag had reached over 1900 entries, and we were completely blown away by your creativity and skill. It's been so exciting to see what your clever hands came up with, and we've all been feeling super inspired and more deeply in love with our community than ever. So without further ado, let's get to the winners!!

UNCONVENTIONAL MATERIALS (HIGHLIGHTS)

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