Hareware Kits for Kelly Anorak Now in Stock!

Kelly Anorak hardware kit (includes snap buttons, grommets, zipper & drawstring) // Closet Core Patterns

Whee! Our long awaited shipment came in yesterday from our supplier and I’m happy to say that our hardware kits for the Kelly Anorak pattern are now in stock in our shop.

I started creating kits for our patterns because I wanted to remove as many barriers as possible when it comes to making the the things that excite and challenge you. I think most of us want clothing that looks at least as good as ready-to-wear (if not a whole lot better), but sometimes tracking down all the finishing touches that make a project look really professional can be a challenge, especially if you don’t live in an area with a lot of brick and mortar sewing shops. While it’s definitely possible to source snaps and grommets at your typical big box fabric shop, I’ve always been a little disappointed with the quality. For our Kelly hardware kit, I’ve sourced really high quality, rust-proof spring snaps. These not only look much prettier when installed than the typical snap buttons you might be used to, but they’re a little gentler on your clothes, since the snap action isn’t quite as intense as the heavier duty ones.

In addition I tracked down elegant cord stops and locks to finish off your drawstrings with a little bling. The kit also includes a 26″ YKK separating coat zipper, cotton drawstring and grommets. All metal is in a beautiful antique brass finish, while the zipper and cord are in black – I’ve found this coordinates with most colours and fabrics very well. Even a lighter coloured twill looks great with a little black contrast.

Kelly Anorak hardware kit (includes snap buttons, grommets, zipper & drawstring) // Closet Core Patterns

This time around I intentionally left fabric out of our kits since the fabrics I recommend for this pattern are generally easy to source (especially high quality twill). I’ll be sharing lots of great fabric options with you tomorrow, just in case you need a little help.

And rest assured! I have an in depth post planned for how to install snaps and grommets at home. It’s much simpler than you think (it’s literally a snap), and is all sorts of fun. Anytime you bring a hammer into the sewing studio is a good day. Hope you enjoy the kits! We will not be carrying permanent stock so once they’re gone, they’re gone.

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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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