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.

How To Orient + Sew Striped Fabrics for Button-Up Shirts

Jenna Button Up Shirt + Dress Pattern in Sizes XXS-4X // Closet Core Patterns

Sew the Ultimate Buttonup with our New Jenna Shirt Pattern + Online Shirtmaking Class!

How to Add Raw + Exposed Seams to Your Garments

Meet the Sandstone Jacket, Our Crew Pattern for February!

The Marine Top Two Ways (+ How to Get Marine For FREE!)

Marine Breton Top Pattern / Closet Core Crew

How to Match Stripes for Knit Fabrics

How to Clean Your Iron

Meet Our New Fit Concierge: Gabby Brown

How to Clean Your Sewing Machine

Meet the Onyx Pants, Our Crew Pattern for January 2024!

Meet the Rose Blouse, Our Crew Pattern for December!

The Best Fabrics for Sewing Pajamas!

Fran Pajamas// Closet Core Patterns

Get Cozy in the Fran Pajamas, our latest Closet Core Pattern!

Fran Pajamas// Closet Core Patterns

How to Sew the Burrito Method for the Fran Pajamas

Meet the Moonlight Dress, Our Crew Pattern for November!

Our New Pants Making Workshop + Jenny in 14-32 + Free Pattern Bonus!

Meet the Graphite Dress + Top, Our Crew Pattern for October!

Meet the Butterscotch Bag, our September Pattern for Crew!

Meet the Marine Breton Top, our August Pattern for Crew!

Meet the Poppy Camp Shorts, our July Pattern for Crew (Plus get our latest free pattern!)

Jo Dress and Jumpsuit | Closet Core Crew

A Full Video Sewalong for the Jo Dress + Jumpsuit!

Introducing the Jo Dress + Jumpsuit

Celebrating 10 Years of CCP!

Meet the Azure Dress, our June Pattern for Crew!

Meet the Sepia Pants, our May Pattern for Crew!

How to Sew a French Seam {With Video}

Meet the Periwinkle Shirtdress, our April Pattern for Crew!

How to Sew Flat Felled Seams Two Ways! {Video}

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!