Heather Lou

Hi there! I'm Heather Lou, founder of Closet Core Patterns and Core Fabrics. Sewing is my life and my passion, and I care deeply about making beautiful clothes that last. Loves: french seams and thread basting. Loathes: pinking shears and seam ripping.

Invisible zipper on an lined garment | Closet Core Patterns

How to Sew an Invisible Zipper

Meet the Sage Skirt, our March Pattern for Crew!

Ginger Skinny Plus Sized Jeans Closet Core Patterns

Sewing Stretch Pockets for Jeans

Introducing the Jude Jeans, our first Closet Core pattern of the year!

Introducing the Marigold Sweater, the February Pattern for Crew!

Inspo for Your Next Quilted Garment

How to Sew Double-Fold Bias Tape

Closet Core Crew: The Parchment Quilted Jacket!

Join the Crew, Our New Monthly Pattern + Sewing Membership!

Welcome to the New Closet Core Site!!

The Best Free Potholder Pattern!

Our Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Simone Slip Pattern | Slip Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns

How to Turn Loops Four Ways

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

Nicks Dress Pattern | Boho Dress Pattern | Peasant Dress Pattern

The Design Story of the Nicks Dress and Blouse

Nicks Dress Pattern | Boho Dress Pattern | Peasant Dress Pattern

Introducing the Nicks Dress and Blouse!

Choosing a Size and Grading for our Mitchell Trousers

Introducing the Mitchell Trousers!

Half square triangle quilt - Essex linen quilt - Closet Core Patterns

Heather's Half Square Triangle Quilt

Dress Forms // Closet Core Patterns

Choosing the Best Dress Form for Sewing Clothes

Faye Swimsuit Pattern by Closet Core Patterns

Meet the Faye Swimsuit Pattern!

Heather's Graphic Veronik Robe + Charmeuse Simone Slip

Chez Moi Pattern Collection by Closet Core Patterns

Introducing the Chez Moi Pattern Collection!

Heather Makes the Pauline Dress in Lots O' Linen

Introducing the Pauline Dress!

We are Launching a Fabric Store! Introducing Core Fabrics

Tiered Gathered Silk Skirt | Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

A Magical Tiered Skirt (Plus a Personal Update!)

Mile End Sweatshirt pattern | Sweatshirt & hoodie pattern by Closet Core Patterns

Introducing the Montreal Lounge Pattern Collection!

Ice dyeing tutorial - Ice tie dye

Create Your Own Custom Tie Dye Prints with Ice Dyeing!

Dyeing fabric & Clothing wth avocados // Easy Natural Dyeing tutorial // Closet Core Patterns

Get Pink! How to Dye Clothing & Fabric with Avocados

Kalle Shirtdress pattern by Closet Core Patterns | Now in sizes 14-30!

Kalle & Charlie Now Available in Sizes 14-30!

Natural dyeing 101 - how to dye fabric and clothing with natural dyes // Closet Core Patterns

Natural Dyeing 101 - How to Use Natural Dyes!

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