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

Our Rome Collection is now available in sizes 14-30!

As we begin rolling out older patterns in extended sizing, we’re excited to announce that we now have three more patterns 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,

Pattern Testers Needed for Our Extended Size Range!

We have ambitious plans this year to release twelve patterns in extended sizing (seven older patterns in addition to five

Inside my Couture Tour of Paris with Susan Khalje

If there’s one thing I’ve realized over the course of my sewing career, it’s that there is ALWAYS more to

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Duane!

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

Reflections for 2020: Quality is Queen

One of my New Year rituals is to choose a word I want to focus on for the year to

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 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,

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

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),

MONTREAL MAKER SERIES: MEET BERNICE SORGE

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

MONTREAL MAKER SERIES: MEET REEMA SINGH

We are starting off the week with another installment in our Montreal Maker Series! This edition features the lovely and

MONTREAL MAKER SERIES: MEET CORRI-LYNN

Today our Montreal Maker series continues, our opportunity to introduce you to some of the people who make our city

Montreal Maker Series: Meet Trudy Crane!

To celebrate the launch of our Sienna Maker Jacket, we wanted to try something a little different this time around.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Our Extended Size Range

Today we launched our latest pattern, the Sienna Maker Jacket. This is the first pattern we’re releasing with extended sizing

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Gina!

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

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

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Grace

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

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Henna!

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

Sewist Spotlight: Mia

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

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

Help us Expand Our Range with our Extended Sizing Survey!

Hello all! Exciting developments are happening behind the scenes here at Closet Case studio. This year we are starting work on

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

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!

Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 5: Assemble Body & Sew Lapel

We are rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ along with our Blazer of Glory challenge and this week is a big one! Not

Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 4: Sew the Front, Side Panels and Welt Pockets

Yay! This week for our #blazerofglory challenge we actually start sewing! We spent the first few weeks sourcing our supplies

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

Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 3: Cut Fabric, Interface and Mark Pattern Pieces

Week three of our #blazerofglory challenge begins! Once you’ve got all your supplies and fabrics in order and have fine-tuned

Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 2: Gather Supplies, Fabric & Make Muslin

It is Week 2 of our #blazerofglory challenge for the Jasika Blazer and we are soooooo excited to see so many of

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

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

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

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

Save 20-30% in our Annual Thanksgiver Sale!

It’s that time of year again… our annual Thanksgiver sale is here! This year has been one of HUGE exciting,

The Story Behind our New Sewist and Maker Necklaces

Do you ever get struck by an idea so intensely that you have to see it through no matter what?

Let’s Sew Some Frosting!

Many moons ago, back in the early halcyon days of sewing blogs (2012*cough*cough), Tasia (former owner of Sewaholic Patterns) coined the

Cone Mills Denim Kits Back in Stock

Last winter, the Cone Mills closed its iconic White Oak plant in North Carolina. We offered our trademark kits for

We Are Hiring!

Our small but mighty team is growing! We are looking for a new Customer Service and Shipping Coordinator to come

I’m Going to Stockholm and Want Your Tips!

Hey y’all! I’m headed to London for just over a week to teach some jean making workshops and decided to

A Personal Update

You may have noticed things have been a little quiet for the past couple weeks here on the blog and our

Last Chance to Save 30% On Jean-Making Course & Jeans Patterns

We’ve had so much fun with our “No Fear New Jeans” month.  We love seeing everyone participating on Instagram and are really

Introducing No Fear Jeans Month

Today is the first day of February, the second month of 2018, and the day before my 37th birthday. It’s

Our Year in Review

I think it’s safe to say that 2017 was our most challenging year yet, in more ways than one. Looking

Join us for a Studio Warming and Christmas Party at our New Space!

Greetings! As you may know if you’ve been following us on Instagram, we just moved into our new office space!

Our Annual Thanksgiver Sale – Save 20% on Patterns, Kits and Classes

It’s our greatest pleasure to be a part of your sewing journey, and every year we like to celebrate with

Updates to our Ginger Jeans

Hey y’all – just a quick message to let you know we’ve made a few small tweaks to our Ginger

Introducing the Maker Journal

A few weeks ago I mentioned switching up our weekly Sunday blog post format. For the past few years, I’ve

The Value of Switching it Up (Your Input Needed!)

Hi, you. I feel like it’s been a while since we had a real conversation. I surprised myself when I

This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 140

Happy Sunday makers! It’s been a little bananas around here this week. We launch our new pattern tomorrow (so. excited.)

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 139

Sorry for the short hiatus on our weekly round-up posts. I was on the West Coast for two weeks on

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 138

Happy Sunday makers! We’ve been a little crazed in the studio this week; after launching our Kelly Lining expansion and

This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 137

Happy Sunday makers! I’ve been sewing like crazy since I know once I move next month I probably won’t have much time

This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 136

Happy Sunday makers! I’ve spent the weekend slowly going through my many closets, sorting everything into sell/donate/keep piles in preparation

This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 135

Spring has FINALY arrived in Montreal and to celebrate G and I walked around all afternoon today, drinking coffee, stopping

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 134

Happy Sunday makers! We’ve been super busy this week in the studio; Alexis and I have been trading off on the sewing

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 133

Happy Sunday makers! I’ve been busy sewing up new samples of our Sallie Jumpsuit and Carolyn Pajamas for an upcoming

This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 132

It’s been a crazy weekend. I used up some air miles to come for a short weekend trip to visit

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 130

Happy Sunday makers! I spent a glorious weekend doing some personal sewing in the studio. I got organized and wrote

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 129

Happy Sunday makers! Hope you’re also enjoying scarily unseasonal weather like I am in Maryland right now (here for a

Updating Our Back Catalog with New Pattern Samples & Photography

One of the things I was most excited about with our website makeover was the opportunity to reshoot some of our

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 128

Happy Sunday makers! I’m still recovering from an EPIC day cutting denim for our wicked awesome upcoming kits (next Monday,

Refreshing Our Brand

Thank you deeply for the enthusiastic response to our new website design! We’ve been working on it for months and

Rebranded! A Big Facelift for Closet Case Patterns

Ah! Today is a big day for us. I feel like I just built a new house and am inviting

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 127

Happy Sunday makers. It was my birthday this week. Normally I don’t make much of a fuss, but it’s been

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 126

It’s been a very difficult and emotional week for many of us, and I have been really struggling with how

ANNOUNCING THE PRESALE FOR OUR LATEST ONLINE WORKSHOP: SEW YOUR DREAM JEANS!

Today is a little thrilling for me because I am bringing you something really personal and thisclose to my heart,

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 125

Happy (end of) Sunday makers! This weekend I laid fairly low, preparing for a big announcement tomorrow (although if you’re

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 124

Happy 2017 makers! I hope you’re enjoying a restful weekend after the madness of the holidays. I’ve been catching up

END OF YEAR SURVEY (WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

Happy 2017 everyone! I hope you are having as much fun as I am planning the year to come. We

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS

I love end of year lists. My partner likes to tease me about how I am constantly categorizing and ranking

A YEAR IN REVIEW

I always feel reflective this time of year. It’s kind of mandatory when you own a business; it’s important to

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 123

Happy Sunday! I am currently laid up in bed with cramps and trying to make the best of it, hence

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 122

I just spent a very fun weekend in Hamilton, Ontario teaching a Ginger workshop at the awesome Needlework studio; this is a

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 112

I realized this week that I failed t o post this roundup two Sundays in a row. It’s been an intense

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 111

Happy Sunday my makers! It’s been an interesting week. I got invited to Parliament Hill (the seat of Canada’s federal

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 110

Happy Halloween everyone! I spent the better part of this weekend throwing together a quick costume for Guillaume and I.

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 109

Happy Sunday makers! I’m just on the tail end of a New England trip, enjoying the colours despite the massive

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 108

Happy Sunday makers! It’s rainy and overcast today so we’re staying inside while G makes boeuf bourguignon and I click

HARDWARE KITS FOR KELLY ANORAK NOW IN STOCK!

Whee! Our long awaited shipment came in yesterday from our supplier and I’m happy to say that our hardware kits

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 107

Happy Sunday makers! It’s been such a busy, happy week around the studio and I’m thrilled by the response to our new

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 106

Happy Sunday makers! I hope you’re enjoying the cooling temperatures as much as I am. I love wearing big sweaters

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 105

Happy weekend makers! I’ve been working my tail off all week and snuck off to Vermont for a short weekend

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 104

Happy Sunday makers! I’m currently waiting to go home after a weekend Ginger workshop at one of my favourite studios,

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 103

Happy Sunday makers! After a weird mini heatwave, Montreal seems to be finally cooling down, which gives me a little

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 102

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re enjoying these last weeks of summer… I’ve been (over) planning for a weekend camping

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 101

Happy Sunday everyone! I’m back from my weeklong trip out to the west coast to visit friends. I brought my

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 100

I just realized I’ve written ONE HUNDRED of these weekly posts! Feels like I should mark or celebrate it somehow

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 99

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re had a wonderful weekend. Mine has been filled with birthday parties, brunches and naps

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 98

H appy Sunday everyone. I am currently sitting in my home studio, one of the few rooms in my apartment that

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 97

Happy Sunday everyone! Alexis here, I’m pleased to meet you all! I’ve been helping Heather “behind the scenes” for a few months

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 96

Happy Sunday everyone! I am currently on vacation in Europe for a ten day jaunt. We’re visiting Guillaume’s family in the

LAST WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 95

Hey guys! I totally hoped to have my weekly wrap-up out yesterday but I was kept pretty busy with our

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS VOL. 94

After the craziness of the last few months getting ready to launch the new pattern, I’ve been trying to take

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS VOL. 93

I‘m not gonna lie, it’s been an intense few weeks. We have a huge pattern launch tomorrow, along with a

HARRY THE CAVALIER

This year, after a lot of thought, consideration, agonizing, Petfinder stalking, training book reading and general obsessing, I got a

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // Vol. 92

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been a frenzied week in the studio as we’re trying to  get the new pattern ready

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 91

Happy Sunday Makers! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. We drove up to Toronto this weekend for a quick visit