Join Crew – Closet Core Patterns

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 too 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

$12.00 USD / month

  • A new PDF pattern in sizes 0-32 delivered every month, starting with this month's pattern
  • Skill-building videos + articles to help you sew with confidence
  • Curated fabric suggestions, plus access to exclusive fabric kits for each pattern
  • Sewing, design, hacking + styling ideas to help you build a one-of-a-kind wardrobe you’ll love to wear
  • Full video sewalongs for more advanced patterns (3-4 times a year)
  • Access to the private Crew community
SIGN UP MONTHLY
Save 20%with an annual subscription!

Crew Unlimited

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

  • All Crew Essential perks, plus:
  • Access to the entire Crew pattern library regardless of when you sign up - that includes our complete back catalogue + 12 upcoming patterns
  • Standing 15% discounts to Closet Core Patterns AND Core Fabrics as long as you're a member. Save big on fabric, supplies, kits, patterns + classes!
  • One-on-one help from our Fitting Concierge! Get access to an industry fitting expert who can help you perfect the fit of ANY pattern in our exclusive fitting forum
  • Surprise discounts, perks, and freebies throughout the year
SIGN UP FOR THE YEAR

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.

Become a Member

We are designing clothes you will want to sew and wear, every single day. Our 2024 "Stone Collection" capsule wardrobe is chic, modern, infinitely customizable, and oh-so-easy to mix and match.

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 explore sewing in seasonal and conceptual annual collections, with new themes each year.

This Month's Pattern

The Alabaster Top

A unique spin on a classic t-shirt, the Alabaster knit top celebrates the drama of assymetry.A semi-fitted tee with short sleeves featuring a deep opening along one hip that draws to a mitered point along the hem, Alabaster is shaped with a center back seam and classic crew neckline.

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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 like 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 get to know one another. 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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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 Crew-exclusive PDF pattern. 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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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. 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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Unlimited members get access to all of our past patterns (and other perks, too!)

We offer two membership tiers; you can pay monthly, or save 20% by signing up for our annual Unlimited plan. Monthly members on our Essential plan 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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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.

What Crew Members Have to Say

If you enjoy sewing, making clothes, improving your skills, or trying new techniques then this will not disappoint. I get giddy every first of the month because I know a new, high quality pattern from one of my favorite pattern companies is coming out. It’s that new pattern feeling every month! And the joyful and active community is such a wonderful bonus that I never realized I needed. I love this CREW membership and plan to continue for years and years and years and years.

Dani A.
Crew Member

So I'm not really a pattern of the month club kind of person. But then the Sepia Pants were released and I HAD TO HAVE THAT PATTERN. The Crew Community has been calling them #magicpants. It's so hard to find a decent pair of pants to fit my curvy body but these pants are going to be AWESOME. I quickly downloaded all the other Crew patterns and I'm so freaking happy to have a community of body positive, sewing positive, cheerleaders to chat with. You will not regret joining Crew. I did the full meal deal and it's self-care baby. Sewing is self care amiright?

Jennifer W.
Crew Member

Sewing is generally a solitary hobby. While I like the solo time, I also like to talk about it, share with people who aren’t going to just smile and nod, and feel connected meaningfully to sewing folks. Crew does this for me through its awesome community forum app and monthly videos with the Closet Core Team. I committed to a year to get a year membership to revive my sewjo. The connection I’m feeling again to sewing is exciting, and that’s even without the great patterns!

Darby L.
Crew Member

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. The 2024 "Stone Collection" is a modern + interchangeable capsule wardrobe featuring a balanced mix of knits, wovens, seperates and special standalone pieces.

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. Unlimited members have access to the complete back catalog of patterns, exclusive discounts to Closet Core Patterns and Core Fabrics, and access to a Fitting Concierge in a private forum.

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 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

$12.00 USD / month

  • A new PDF pattern in sizes 0-32 delivered every month, starting with this month's pattern
  • Skill-building videos + articles to help you sew with confidence
  • Curated fabric suggestions, plus access to exclusive fabric kits for each pattern
  • Sewing, design, hacking + styling ideas to help you build a one-of-a-kind wardrobe you’ll love to wear
  • Full video sewalongs for more advanced patterns (3-4 times a year)
  • Access to the private Crew community
SIGN UP MONTHLY
Save 20%with an annual subscription!

Crew Unlimited

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

  • All Crew Essential perks, plus:
  • Access to the entire Crew pattern library regardless of when you sign up - that includes our complete back catalogue + 12 upcoming patterns
  • Standing 15% discounts to Closet Core Patterns AND Core Fabrics as long as you're a member. Save big on fabric, supplies, kits, patterns + classes!
  • One-on-one help from our Fitting Concierge! Get access to an industry fitting expert who can help you perfect the fit of ANY pattern in our exclusive fitting forum
  • Surprise discounts, perks, and freebies throughout the year
SIGN UP FOR THE YEAR

Customer Reviews

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Linda R.
Inspiring and Encouraging!

I love fabric and spend a lot of time and money imagining projects that have not made it to the sewing machine! Although I am not necessarily making a garment every month, getting new patterns every month, and seeing how they are interpreted by others in this community, has inspired me to get back into action. In the last couple of years, I had made a few garments that took time, care, and fabric, but just didn't fit well enough to wear. The expertise in this group has given me the encouragement to look for solutions before the garments make the trip to Goodwill. It has also got me to make a couple of Closet Core patterns I already had and had not used. I am really enjoying sewing up some stash fabric and trying new things. I really like the perspective of the Closet Core founders and staff. I plan to stay with the Crew as long as it is offered.

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Darby L.

Sewing is generally a solitary hobby. While I like the solo time, I also like to talk about it, share with people who aren’t going to just smile and nod, and feel connected meaningfully to sewing folks. Crew does this for me through its awesome community forum app and monthly videos with the Closet Core Team. I committed to a year to get a year membership to revive my sewjo. The connection I’m feeling again to sewing is exciting, and that’s even without the great patterns!

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chris j.
Core Crew inCredible

Had no idea I would be so enthralled with this community and the surprise monthly patterns we are given to construct. Some are not even patterns I would have considered, but all have given me happy endings. I have been pushed to play with hacking a blouse pattern to create a perfect rendition of the design more suited to my frame, to alter a coat pattern so that I could use it for the chosen fabric, to play with fussy cutting fabric to create a skirt that worked for the fabric and the pattern, and to come to grips with sizing up for the front of a pants pattern, whose back is 2 sizes smaller, and to finally use toiles to confirm my changes are good enough. It's been empowering, invigorating. and inspiring.

The best thing is the community of sewists who embrace the challenges, cheer crew accomplishments, step-up to support and answer questions, while also producing amazing results. I marvel at the variety of makes posted from the same pattern and the crew connections we are developing.

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Cate A.
Crew is fantastic, especially the community side of it

I joined Crew right at the start and I have loved it. It’s a delicious treat each month to get another pattern - just the right amount of build up and anticipation. I use Instagram all the time to see makes of patterns, but the community part of Crew takes this to a new level. It feels more friendly and personal than IG, a closer connection. I’m in the Southern hemisphere and I’ve been able to make three of the five patterns already, despite the season difference. I’ll make the others in spring / summer. It’s great

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Ariane G.
I found my sewing place

Great patterns, sewalongs, support from the Closet Core team and from the Crew, a dedicated place for the community. And with the All access membership, videos with hack or specific tutorials. This crew membership gives me a feeling of security and more confidence to go further in my sewind adventure.

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Ellen
Great way to invigorate your sewing!

I’ve been sewing for a long time and have gotten into a rut. I used to do a lot of pattern testing to try new things but I’ve grown a bit tired of that as well. Enter CREW. Fully produced patterns and something unexpected each month! I’ve made 2 marigolds, 2 sages, 1 periwinkle and 1 sepia. Crew gets me excited to be in the sewing room. I love that the private forum is all sewists—no random acquaintance or friends from long ago staring at my photos😉. I’ve only used the monthly bonus discount once. I do like watching the bonus video content — tips and tricks and insights that I enjoy learning about.

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