A Virtual Travel Guide for Montreal

When we were first dreaming up the Montreal Collection, one thing we really wanted to highlight was how much we love our city. Every person on our team is either from somewhere else in Canada or France or Mexico or…

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Montreal Makers!

As you may know, Closet Core Patterns is based in the creative, multicultural, multilingual and eminently stylish Montreal, Quebec. Our entire team are transplants to this amazing city, either from other parts of Canada or other parts of the world,…

The Montreal Collection Tester Round-up

Thank you for your enthusiastic reaction to our Montreal mini knit collection this week! We are so happy to finally get them into your hands. As always, we enjoy sharing the makes from our lovely testers so you can get…

Sewing Tool Hacks for the Frugal Maker

Hi all! Amy here. As I’ve said time and time again, I’m cheap. Not the stiff bartender variety but more the “do I really need that?” type of hobbyist. I use my mom’s old sewing machine and save for a…


Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Core Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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