19 Nov 2021 • • by Amy

Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get the Sewist in Your Life

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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 yet mind you)! I thought I would share with you our staff wish list so you could get a window into some of the squeals that are flying around the studio these days...


I'm looking to treat myself to some fancy new tools and some beautiful fabric to make a project over the holidays. This incredible Jacquard has been on my mind since the moment I saw it and I plan on making a loose jacket-y robe with huge pockets to wear around the house in the dead of winter. I plan on using the Sienna Maker jacket as a base for the pattern, eliminating the wrap and hardware.


Véronik is planning on using this crisp, lightweight poplin to make a chic pair of Carolyn Pajamas for maximum holiday lounging. These water soluble marking pens and super sharp LDH shears will freshen up her at home making space for the long winter of sewing ahead.


Ama is planning another "shacket" this season. She will be using the Kalle Shirtdress pattern with the sleeve expansion, in a gorgeous camel cashmere coating from the fabric shop. She's also planning on sending a friend the Learn to Sew course using the Closet Core Gift Certificates (she's on a mission to convert her knitting friends to sewing friends!)


Céline's planning on making herself a winter coat, hacked from our Jasika Blazer pattern. She's eyeing this gorgeous Italian wool in this Aubergine colour and thinking of lining it with a lovely patterned rayon in lieu of something basic. The Jasika tailoring kit is just the thing to give it some structure and source all the interfacing and horsehair canvas she'll need to complete this project in one easy click!


Or you could make it easy on yourself and choose one of our pre-bundled, limited edition holiday kits. The sewing kits range from our beginner friendly Cielo top with five colour options of double gauze to our intermediate Kalle Shirt dress pattern with six choices of oxford shirting. The Sienna Maker Jacket kit has six options of canvas and comes with the hardware. All kits include the print pattern, AND the PDF, matching thread and the interfacing you'll need. They all come beautifully packaged in the signature Core Fabrics tissue, ready for gift giving.


We also have three limited edition tool kits. They vary from the beginner friendly Starter kit all the way to our chic, all black Moonlight kit which takes sewing tools to the NEXT LEVEL. 

Shipping deadlines are tight this year so if you're in North America and looking to get your goodies before Christmas, make sure to get your orders in before DEC.15th!

We'll be back in a few weeks with our handmade gift guide if you plan on making your presents this year! In the meantime...happy shopping!


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