Heather's Sienna Maker Jacket with embroidered yoke // Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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Heather’s Embroidered Sienna Maker Jacket!

In the studio we've been laughing about the neverending Sienna Maker Jacket content... it feels like we've discussed and explored this pattern way more than most (just see our Montreal Maker series here for proof) and we're not quite done yet. Alex shared her glorious upcycled denim version earlier this week, and today I'd like to talk about my latest take on Sienna, one that involved hours upon hours of hand embroidery. I've yet to make myself a cropped Sienna (I'm planning to make a classic denim version with a cozy shearling lining in the spring) but...

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Sienna Maker Jacket made from up-cycled denim, handmade by Alexis // Closet Case Patterns
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Alexis Makes a Sienna Maker Jacket in Upcycled Patchwork Denim!

Hello sewists, Alexis here, ready to show you all the details of my very own Sienna Maker Jacket, guts included! In the studio this fall we had a bit of an ongoing joke about how many maker jackets a person could possibly sew. We actually started developing this pattern well over a year ago and there were, of course, many muslins sewn up while we tweaked the design before sending Sienna off for testing. With the three different views, and our new extended size range, this meant we had a lot of samples to sew for our photoshoot, as...

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Our Holiday Gift Guide for Sewists // Closet Case Patterns
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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 have laying around. Today we are sharing some of our favourite items we've spotted over the last year that we would LOVE to find under the tree with our name on them. Whether these are gifts for a sewist or maker in your life, or some ideas you would like to forward to Santa for yourself, we have you covered. From books to tools to some fun little extras, giving someone anything that sparks creativity or makes their...

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Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas // Closet Case Patterns
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Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

Hello! Amy here. As the holidays are quickly approaching I always have the same panicked response: "QUICK! Buy all the things!" This is ridiculous. As a generally very frugal person who favours me-made garments over RTW, thrift store finds and lovingly framing my kids' paintings, why would I start compulsively online shopping just because it's the beginning of December?! While shiny new things are lovely and often appreciated (stay tuned next week for our annual Sewist Gift Guide), this year I'd also like to give presents that align more with my rest-of-the-year-aesthetic: resourceful, handmade, unique and made with love. In...

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Our Annual Thanksgiver Sale is On!

Time once again for our biggest sale of the year! Our small team is so grateful for your continued support, and we hope this gives you an opportunity to stock up on that pattern or online course you've had your eye on. Save 20% on almost everything in our shop, including patterns, our Jasika Tailoring Kit and Maker & Sewist Necklaces! Better yet, save 30% when you purchase one of our online courses (all of which include patterns with enrollment!) The discount code...

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Lining the Sienna Maker Jacket // Closet Case Patterns
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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 it was really important to us that it be an accessible project. After all the layers and tailoring involved in our Jasika Blazer, we wanted to create a relatively quick sew without too many steps to intimidate beginner or intermediate sewists. That said, as soon as we launched we got a lot of questions about adding a lining! While Sienna is specifically designed as a light layer without a lining, you...

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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 Monsie (@monserrattl on instagram) already! Not only was she one of the models for our Sienna Maker Jacket, but she pops into our studio every now and then to dole out a round of her amazing hugs, share her infectious smile and sometimes to help us sew up samples when we're in the weeds. That's what she was up to when she came in last (in her maker jacket no less!) so we thought we...

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Sienna Maker Jacket with Removable Lining // Closet Case Patterns
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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 we were all choosing our fabric / views / mods for our own versions I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I have an old army surplus jacket that has a fuzzy removable lining and it was something I have been wanting to try construction wise. This jacket won't get me all the way through our Montreal winter but the addition of a little warmth certainly can stretch it into December! Heather and I...

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