The Best Free Potholder Pattern!

It’s not like there is a lack of potholder patterns out there in the universe. BUT, we have been making things out of these gorgeous pre-quilted cottons from Core Fabrics (more on that later…) and the scraps were just too…

Our Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Hello! It’s time for our annual holiday gift guide for makers. We can’t believe this year is coming to a close already and if you are anything like us we are feeling very behind this year on our gifting. We…

How to Turn Loops Four Ways

There are lots of times in sewing when you need to turn a loop. Spaghetti straps, rouleaux straps, maybe it’s a big loop (think scrunchie) or super tiny (like the button loops for our Nicks Dress and Blouse). Whatever the…

Our Kelly Anorak is Now in Sizes 14-32! + Our Fall Sale!

You asked we answered: our beloved Kelly Anorak is now available in PDF in sizes 14-32! One of our all-time bestselling patterns, Kelly is perfect for transitional seasons and features beautiful details like gusseted pockets, a roomy three-piece hood or…

The Design Story of the Nicks Dress and Blouse

We launched our latest pattern, The Nicks Dress and Blouse last week and the response has been really lovely. It is so good to know that you appreciate stylish but comfy(!) dresses as much as we do. There are lots…

Fabric Inspo for the Nicks Blouse & Dress

Our latest pattern, The Nicks Dress + Blouse, is inspired by none other than the Gold Dust Woman herself, Stevie Nicks. From her flowy boho dresses of the 70s to the sheer, more witchy vibes of the 80s we love…


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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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