JOIN THE CREW — FRESH + INSPIRING PATTERNS EVERY SINGLE MONTH

Fresh, inspiring patterns and resources to help you grow and evolve a sewing practice that sustains you — delivered each and every month.

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Sewing is meant to be fun — a liberating, creative outlet that’s just for you.

But so often, we struggle to make time for ourselves and the things that bring us joy — or we have difficulty choosing patterns that result in a finished product we love.

Crew is our monthly prescription for the sewjo doldrums - appealing and inspiring patterns you will actually want to sew, a welcoming and nurturing community, and the resources and help you need to sew beautiful, well-fitting clothes that fill you with confidence and pride. We want to create #SewingWins that remove all the barriers to powering up your sewing machine every month, regardless of your skill level, or where you are on your sewing journey.

Receive a new and original sewing pattern each month. Then explore different techniques, skills and details as you bring it to life!

Crew Essential

$10.00 USD / month

  • A new PDF pattern in sizes 0-32 delivered every month, starting with this month's pattern
  • Sewing, design, and fabric inspiration + ideas
  • Curated skill-building videos + articles to help you sew with confidence
  • Access to the private Crew community
Enroll Monthly
Save 20% with an annual subscription!

Crew Plus

$15.00 USD / month

  • All Crew Essential perks, plus:
  • A new and exclusive video tutorial to accompany each month’s pattern. Topics will include fitting, hacking/customizations, and special sewing techniques.
  • Live events each month with the Closet Core Team + special guests, with conversations on a wide variety of sewing-related themes and subjects
  • Exclusive 10% discount to Closet Core Patterns
Enroll Monthly

Crew Unlimited

$144.00 USD / annually
$180.00 USD / annually
(save 20%!)

  • All Crew Plus perks, plus:
  • Access to the entire Crew pattern library regardless of when you sign up!
  • Exclusive 15% discount to Closet Core Patterns
  • Surprise discounts, perks, and freebies throughout the year!
Enroll Annually

About The Patterns

Crew offers achievable (but never boring) designs you can make in an afternoon or two. Each month, our professional design team will release a beautifully drafted pattern in sizes 0-32, available exclusively to Crew members.

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We are designing clothes you will want to sew and wear, every single day — each pattern is stylish, seasonal, and thoughtfully constructed.

Whether you have lots of time, or only a few precious hours each month, you’ll have options to integrate sewing in a sustainable and meaningful way into your daily life - so you can benefit from the very real creative, mental, and emotional benefits that come from connecting with yourself and your craft.

Crew is our opportunity to loosen up and have some fun! While we continue to design the more challenging and detail-rich patterns we’ve become known for at Closet Core, Crew gives us the chance to stretch and explore sewing in a new, fresh way.

This Month's Pattern

The Parchment Jacket

Create a one-of-a-kind quilted jacket with Parchment, the debut pattern for Closet Core Crew. With a gently oversized fit, Parchment features curved raglan seams and a slightly balloon shaped sleeve, making it the perfect seasonal layering piece. Choose between a hip length jacket with curved neckline and hem, or a knee length coat with straight neckline and hem. All views can be made with or without an overlapping button placket.

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CREW COMMUNITY

Where craft, creativity and community meet... This is your place to ask questions, share ideas, make friends, and dig deeper into creativity, making, and self-sufficiency in all areas of your life.

All members get access to our supportive and encouraging private community. We want to connect with each other in the ways we did before algorithms and big tech took over our feeds, and we are excited to build our own home where we can bond and connect. The Crew Community is a safe and welcoming space where we can share our skills, experiences and knowledge, be honest and vulnerable, celebrate each other’s successes, commiserate over our failures, and build meaningful and lasting relationships that sustain us and our creative practice for the long haul.

How does this work?

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Unlimited members get access to all of our past patterns as well (and other perks, too!)

We offer three membership tiers; you can pay monthly, or save 20% by signing up for our annual Unlimited plan. Essential and Plus members have access to all new patterns starting the month they join.

If you’d like access to previous patterns, select our Unlimited annual pass — this gives you access to our entire back catalog regardless of when you signed up! You’ll also get exclusive access to surprise freebies, discounts, and perks throughout the year!

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Get access to our private community, exclusive content and hosted live events.

All Crew members get access to our private community. Here, you’ll be able to create a profile, share your in-progress or finished makes, ask for help, start conversations, and share your skills, thoughts, and support.

Plus and Unlimited members get access to exclusive content and monthly events. This is your chance to connect with Heather and the Closet Core team, learn advanced fitting + construction skills, get behind-the-scenes access, and interact with our special guests.

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All members get access to a new pattern each month, delivered right to your inbox.

On the first of every month, we will send you a new PDF pattern in our complete 0-32 size range. Crew patterns are simple to assemble, and are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions that walk you through garment construction regardless of your sewing level.

Need more help? Each month we curate helpful content to help you design and construct your garment, from fabric + supply suggestions, to instructional articles and videos to walk you through the tricky bits!

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Meet Your Crew Captain

My name is Heather, and when I started my blog back in 2011 to document my sewing journey, I never imagined I’d end up here: leading an incredible small team as founder of Closet Core Patterns, and trying to make the fabric industry more sustainable as co-founder at our sister brand, Core Fabrics.

Sewing is funny like that — you think you’re just stitching a few seams together, but in the background there’s all this wonderful stuff happening. For me, that wasn’t just the creative and financial freedom that came from escaping the siren calls of fast fashion - sewing changed my life in so many small and enormous ways. Teaching myself these timeless skills not only connected me with the countless generations of craftspeople behind me… it connected me with myself. I learned resiliency, self-sufficiency, love and appreciation for my body as it is, and deep, lasting confidence inside and out. Maybe most importantly, sewing provided a creative outlet that not only made me feel more inspired and grounded every day, but genuinely improved my mental health and overall happiness.

In the daily bustle and grind of modern life, it’s all too easy to push our passions and hobbies to the margins. We were inspired to start Crew because all of us — even those of us lucky enough to sew for a living — need a reminder that making time every month for creativity has real and lasting benefits. Crew is our chance to give sewing pride-of-place in our schedules and routines, in an inspiring, fun, and achievable way. I hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey to a wardrobe you love, and a sewing practice and community that feeds, nurtures, and fulfills you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of patterns can I expect from Crew?

While you can expect the same quality and attention to detail typical of all Closet Core patterns, Crew patterns are accessible to a wider range of skill levels and are easier and faster to sew. 

In addition, each calendar year will center around a design theme or concept, with each Crew pattern helping to form a cohesive capsule wardrobe by year’s end. The theme for 2023 is colour, with individual hues inspiring each pattern we create.

How does the Crew membership work each month?

If you are signed up for a monthly plan, your membership will renew each month on the day you originally signed up. If you signed up for our annual Unlimited plan, you can opt to renew your plan on the anniversary of your sign-up date.

As an active member, we will send you an email on the first of each month telling you about the new pattern available for download and the content for that month. You will have access to a curated collection of resources to help you construct your pattern and access to our private Crew community forum. Plus and Unlimited members have access to exclusive video content and a monthly live event, and Unlimited members have access to the complete back catalog of patterns.

Can I get a pattern from a previous month?

If you are currently on a monthly plan or are signing up for a monthly plan and would like a pattern that was released before you signed up, you must upgrade to an annual Unlimited membership. Unlimited members are able to download the complete back catalog of Crew patterns regardless of when they signed up.

Can I buy a pattern without signing up for a membership?

No, Crew patterns are available exclusively to Crew members. However, you are welcome to sign up for one month at a time - you can cancel your membership at any time.

How do I access my patterns?

To access your available patterns, please make sure you are logged into your account here. From there you will be provided with links to access the monthly theme page and the Crew pattern library. Here you will be able to see all patterns available with your membership. If a pattern is available to download, click the Download button to “add to cart” and complete the checkout process. The pattern is free with your membership so there is no cost to completing checkout. You can then download the pattern after checkout is complete, or through the link included in your order confirmation email. It will also be saved in your store account for future access.

What is included in a Crew pattern?

Each PDF Crew pattern includes: 

  • A digital instruction booklet in English that you can print on Letter (imperial) or A4 (metric) paper. Depending on the pattern, it may include hyperlinks to supplementary online content. You can print this or follow along on a phone or tablet to save paper.
  • Copy Shop File Directions: This file provides instructions to your copyshop about how to print our files, in addition to giving you permission to print for individual use.
  • PDF Pattern Printing Guide: This file provides detailed instructions on how to download, print, assemble and troubleshoot your PDF files.
  • Copyshop/AO pattern: This is the file you will email to your copyshop to print on a large-scale plotter printer using 36” × 48” (imperial) or A0 (metric) paper.
  • Letter/A4 pattern: Use this format to print on any home printer, whether you’re using imperial Letter or metric A4 paper.
  • Projector File: Use this format together with a projector to project your pattern pieces onto the fabric for use as a cutting guide.

How do I print PDF patterns?

All digital downloads are accompanied by a “Guide to Printing PDF Pattern” ebook to help you print your pattern and troubleshoot issues. You can also read our PDF Pattern Printing Guide although it is not quite as comprehensive.

Do I have access to patterns after I cancel?

Yes, but you must download them first. Before canceling your membership, make sure to download all available patterns. Downloading them will save them to your Closet Core store account where you will have “forever” access to your files, regardless of your Crew membership status. If you cancel your membership before downloading patterns to your account, you will lose access to them. We cannot provide access to Crew patterns if you failed to download them while you were an active member.

As a best practice, we recommend you immediately download your pattern each month.

What is your refund or cancellation policy?

If you don't want to renew a subscription you can cancel it at anytime! To cancel or amend your subscription, simply visit your account page where you can make changes in your Membership Admin area.

  • Monthly subscriptions (Crew Essential + Plus) can be canceled at any time, and will not renew for the following month.
  • Annual subscriptions (Crew Unlimited) are good for the entire year, regardless if you choose to cancel before your year is up. If you cancel an annual subscription, your plan will not renew for the following calendar year - please note that it will not end your current subscription. We do not offer partial refunds if you choose to cancel your annual membership halfway through your term.

Refunds

Since all products and content with a Crew subscription are available immediately when you sign up, both monthly and annual plans are non-refundable since they are billed in advance. We do not offer partial or full refunds on monthly or annual Crew subscriptions.

Crew Essential

$10.00 USD / month

  • A new PDF pattern in sizes 0-32 delivered every month, starting with this month's pattern
  • Sewing, design, and fabric inspiration + ideas
  • Curated skill-building videos + articles to help you sew with confidence
  • Access to the private Crew community
Enroll Monthly
Save 20% with an annual subscription!

Crew Plus

$15.00 USD / month

  • All Crew Essential perks, plus:
  • A new and exclusive video tutorial to accompany each month’s pattern. Topics will include fitting, hacking/customizations, and special sewing techniques.
  • Live events each month with the Closet Core Team + special guests, with conversations on a wide variety of sewing-related themes and subjects
  • Exclusive 10% discount to Closet Core Patterns
Enroll Monthly

Crew Unlimited

$144.00 USD / annually
$180.00 USD / annually
(save 20%!)

  • All Crew Plus perks, plus:
  • Access to the entire Crew pattern library regardless of when you sign up!
  • Exclusive 15% discount to Closet Core Patterns
  • Surprise discounts, perks, and freebies throughout the year!
Enroll Annually

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