Blazer of Glory Sewing Challenge // Closet Case Patterns
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Our Sewing Patterns

Introducing the Blazer of Glory Sewing Challenge!

We've been overwhelmed by your incredible response to our latest pattern, the Jasika Blazer. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see so many people excited and inspired to tackle tailoring; it truly is the best way to push your sewing practice further. Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but I can't help myself from harping on this truly salient point: the confidence you gain from trying new things is priceless. I've always been an ambitious sewist, but discovering the pleasures and rewards of an engrossing project like a tailored jacket has been a super-turbo-boost...

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Jasika Blazer Pattern by Closet Case Patterns
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Our Sewing Patterns

Introducing the Jasika Blazer Pattern + Our New Online Tailoring Course

Guys. GUYS. GUUUUUUYS. Today marks the culmination of almost two years of work, the single biggest challenge this business has taken on since we started releasing patterns six years ago. It's been a wild ride, but I couldn't be happier or more proud of the result of all that tinkering, obsessing, lost sleep, countless muslins, endless research and long days: this is the Jasika Blazer and she was worth every.single.minute. The idea for this pattern came to me when I had a meeting to attend and nothing that felt appropriately polished. I realized I didn't own a single blazer, which...

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The Ultimate List of Online Fabric Stores // Closet Case Patterns
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Fabric Files, Sewing Tutorials

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 done! So we have decided to share it with you, as is, and very much incomplete. We organized it by country and indicated the state/region if it has a physical store. We also only included stores that have an online shop since it seems unfair to show you fabric you can't have in your hot little hands in at least a couple weeks. There are sooooooo many adorable quilting shops all over this continent but for the sake of...

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Sewing Projects

The Bathrobe of Dreams: Lahja Dressing Gown with Robert Kaufman Taos Flannel

This here is my second entry in the "flannel will save your life" category of winter sewing and it couldn't have come at a more crucial time. Up until now, I have cycled through a summer robe (this gorgeous kimono-inspired number I pull out when the temperatures are high) and a winter robe, an old, thrifted and threadbare thing I absolutely hated to wear. It was desperately time to add a new addition into the mix. Meet the Lahja Dressing Gown from Named patterns. She and I have become mighty good friends. Read more

Strathcona Sweater from Good Night Day // Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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Knitting, Sewing Projects

More Chunky Knit Sweaters: the Strathcona from Good Night Day

You may have noticed I have a thing for chunky knits these days. I find them extremely satisfying to knit (especially because it only takes a few days as opposed to say, a few years) and I love the texture. Something about those big, exaggerated stitches is very visually satisfying. Like my last chunky knitting project, this sweater is a pattern from the latest collection by Good Night Day. From what I can gather, most of the sweater patterns in the ebook are more or less the same from...

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Carolyn Pajamas in Robert Kaufman Mammoth flannel // Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Projects

Coziest PJS Ever: Carolyn Pajamas in Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel

Guys. I know I am basically a broken record around this time every year, but this winter feels particularly brutal. I don't know if it's the unpredictable and discombobulating weather changes (it's a crapshoot between full blizzard or foot deep slush puddles every other week), the endless run of grey, overcast days or just the simple fact that I am single for the first winter in many winters, but I have been struggling. Whether it's a Vitamin D deficiency or just a mild case of the winter blues, I am doing everything in my power to get through this trying season with...

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Sewing Tutorials

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 always calls for a fresh start but it seems that with the advent of Marie Kondo's new show on Netflix, Tidying Up, 2019 is really determined to be the YEAR OF TINY BOXES!! We here in the studio are not immune to the zeitgeist and when Alexis and I did the last major tidy up we were extra diligent in making sure everything had a home it could go back to. While I'm not sure a bunch of needles...

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Crushed velvet wrap dress // vintage Butterick 5119 // Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Projects

Dripping in Crushed Velvet // The Ultimate Holiday Wrap Dress

Our Sew Frosting challenge may be long over but I still have one very special dress to share with you. You might not think of a gold maxi-length crushed velvet wrap dress as a wardrobe staple, but given the number of occasions I found to wear it over the holidays, I would beg to differ. I think it's important to have at least one show-stopping number to pull out for those special nights, something that makes the memories a bit more precious because you felt so good about what you were wearing. The story of this velvet gown started at...

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