Closet Case Ginger Skinny Jeans in Super Stretch Denim

We all know the value of a good pair of jeans. Jeans that, not only, fit well and are comfortable, but that make the wearer feel and look her absolute best. Unfortunately, it can be pretty tricky finding a pair of jeans to meet these many specifications. After a million disappointing trips the mall, you [Read More]

Enter to Win a Hand-Made Garment!

Hello Sewcialists! Good news! You can enter to win a hand-made garment. If you regularly follow our blog you will no doubt know that our in-house tailor, Bonnie Thompson, is one of the best! She started sewing professionally in 1980 for a custom sewing business in downtown Missoula, and by 1987, she owned the business, [Read More]

Dear Mom…

I think many of us posses very distinct memories of our mothers explaining to us, perhaps in a calm moment of teaching or in the wake of an egregious adolescent mistake, that, “These are my sewing scissors. Do not use them on anything but fabric!” My first week at The Confident Stitch, the lovely Jane [Read More]


The first of May is significant in Western Culture in a few ways. Traditionally, those in the Northern Hemisphere, celebrate the arrival of spring on this day with singing, dancing, and cake! Yum! In the late 19th century, however, a peaceful protest for labor rights in Chicago turned riotous when a thrown dynamite bomb resulted [Read More]

7 Tips for Quilt Piecing

Hi Everyone! — Quilt piecing is much more fun with these 7 tips. Keep reading to see what I’ve learned over the years….   Thread weight goes the opposite way, so 60-weight is lighter than 30-weight sew-all thread. Using a light-weight thread with a tiny stitch length reduces the bulk, and increases the strength, of [Read More]

For What it’s Earth

Today is both Earth Day and the first day of Fashion Revolution week. Coincidence? I don’t think so. As we know, the fashion industry can be environmentally and socially degrading. Therefore the focus of this week is to bring light to these issues. Many sewers know clothing and textile-based goods are not easy to make [Read More]

Go Figure!

We have some exciting news for all you fabulous full-figured women out there! Closet Case Patterns is starting work on expanding their size range and would love for any and all women sizes 12 and up (hips bigger than 42″) to fill out a survey that will assist them in this endeavor. All you need [Read More]

Sew Sale On!

Well folks, April is upon us, and, as warmer weather wings our way, I’m getting the specific creative itch that comes with season change. It only takes a day or two of 54 degrees and sunny to put me in the mood for shorts and skirts. Lucky for me (and you!), this month at The [Read More]

More Hemming, Less Hawing

   I’ve always considered myself “crafty.” Innumerable paint stains and glue damage to my parents’ kitchen table is permanent proof of this notion. However, despite my expertise with custom-made magnets and birthday cards, there was always one crafting medium that felt beyond my scope of talent – sewing, and more specifically sewing with a machine.  [Read More]