Our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide!
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by Amy
2y ago
Hi y’all! Today we are bringing you our ultimate handmade gift guide! If you are looking to avoid the crush of the mall or shipping delays shopping online, making your gifts is a great idea! We have rounded up all our free patterns and tutorials in one place so you can find some inspiration for everyone on your list. Some of these projects require special supplies but most of them could probably be whipped up with things you already have in your stash! Let’s get cooking! ACCESSORIES 1 // Leather Belt Bag– This belt bag pattern is a great entry point to sewing with leather. Download this free ..read more
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Sleep Masks for Everyone: A Free Eye Mask Pattern!
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by Amy
2y ago
Hey all! This year we thought, what better way to celebrate the beginning of the holidays than with another free pattern?! We wanted to give you a little inspiration for gift giving this year and thought a scrap busting eye mask was just the thing for everyone on your list, as well as yourself! With travel slowly coming back into the picture (or merely travelling to your couch for a midday nap) we thought we would share our favourite design (Heather was inspired by a store bought version of this mask) for sleeping, or just zoning out. It is a nice wide design and can cover your ears as well i ..read more
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Carolyn Pajamas Now Available in Sizes 0-32!
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by Heather Lou
2y ago
Just in time to make pajamas for the entire family, our Carolyn Pajamas are now available in sizes 0-32! One of our most requested patterns, we’re delighted to add these to our extended size range. We first released these way back in 2015, and they continue to be one of our bestselling patterns. I think folks enjoy that they are comfy and cozy but still look polished and chic, not your typical baggy, oversized pajamas. In our 14-32 range, we made a few tweaks to the fit and draft to best fit our D cup block. The biggest change is the addition of a bust dart which helps provide shaping fo ..read more
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Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get the Sewist in Your Life
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by Amy
2y ago
I actually can’t believe the time has come for another Holiday Gift Guide! The last year has flown by in a whirlwind of opening Core Fabrics, opening back up to society and all the accompanying chaos that comes along with all of that. That said, we are feeling so thankful for our new challenges and mostly, how much we have to offer you, in terms of products this year! With the addition of the fabric store, we have a veritable candy shop at our fingertips and needless to say, all of us are eyeing a lot of things in the shop for ourselves this Christmas (haven’t started shopping for anyone else ..read more
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The Closet Core Patterns & Core Fabrics Team: Meet the Class of 2021-2022!
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by Amy
2y ago
Hey all! Since our little gang has grown a lot in the last few months with the addition of Core Fabrics to the roster (and some key changes to the home team), we thought maybe you’d like to meet all of us! While most of us work for either Core Fabrics or Closet Core Patterns, we’re all in the same studio, and eat our lunches together so it feels like one big, happy family. As you can probably tell from this blog post, we are VERY serious, have no fun and get so much work done. Especially Harry. We will be sad when we graduate because “Seniors rule the school”, but until that day comes, we are ..read more
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Free T-Shirt Pattern: Meet the Core T-Shirt, our First Free Garment Pattern!
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by Amy
2y ago
Hello! We are so happy to introduce you to our first free, fully loaded, wardrobe-building garment pattern, the Core T-Shirt! We have been wanting to offer a free, easy garment pattern for a while now and wanted to create a simple design with classic details that you could use as-is, or as a block to hack the tee of your dreams. You know the one. Maybe you had it in college or lost it on a camping trip, but life has never really been the same since that t-shirt (I believe Seinfeld referred to his favourite tee as “Golden boy”, lol). We want you to have your golden boy, and the #ClosetCoreTshi ..read more
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Fashion Inspiration: Artists Who Sew Their Own Clothes
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by Amy
2y ago
Hi! Camela here. I am an artist and sewist based in Charleston, SC. Today I’m sharing artists who in addition to creating fabulous artwork, endeavor to clothe their bodies in equally beautiful ways. Artists have always been at the forefront of fashion. They transform materials and ideas into objects of beauty, show us truths we are often not ready for. In addition to reflecting us as a people, artists can be very particular about how they are perceived and this flows into clothing, surroundings and more. Who among us doesn’t conjure up colorful images of Frida Kahlo alongside her surreal pain ..read more
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A Kalle Shirtdress Converts into a Bike Dress!
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by Amy
2y ago
Hi all. Amy here. So a while back I saw this cute dress in an ad in my IG feed for this Frank & Oak dress. My first reaction was, “Oh! That looks like a Kalle Shirtdress!” Then I realized they had added a button to the inside back of the dress that buttons through the placket and turns the dress into a sort of romper for biking! As I’m an avid biker, quite often commuting to work in a Kalle Shirtdress, this was particularly relevant to interests! Thanks algorithm! I bookmarked this idea for later and went about my day. Frank & Oak Commuter Dress Then, when we learned that some cr ..read more
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ikat Fabric!
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by Heather Lou
2y ago
This week, we are releasing one of our most exciting fabric collections at Core Fabrics. Our Ikat Collection is entirely handmade and hand-loomed by artisan weavers in India, so I’d like to dig into exactly what ikat is, and why we’re so thrilled to be carrying it in our shop. When we started Core Fabrics, one of our biggest ambitions was to try and connect the handcraft of the sewing community with the handcraft of textile artisans around the world whenever we could. As fabric production is increasingly automated and industrialized, we risk losing the rich history, skills, and craftsmanship ..read more
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How to Sew the Square Neckline of Pauline
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by Amy
3y ago
Hi there! My name is Stephanie of SewWithStephanie, and as a sewist for over eight years, my ultimate goal has been to help others sew successfully, by advising tips and tricks to make the sewing process a little easier. After trying out the Pauline Dress pattern for myself, I thought it would be helpful to provide a step by step tutorial on how to perfectly sew the neckline, as I discovered that it can be a bit tricky. So let’s get into it! PREP THE BODICE Prepare the bodice as instructed by the pattern instructions until you get to the section labeled: Attach Front Facing to Bodice. Since I ..read more
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