Hello! My name is Laura and I'm the face (just me!) behind Capstone Pattern Co., a small business striving to provide thoughtfully designed, timeless, easy-to-follow sewing patterns for modern-day makers. 

I believe creating a handmade wardrobe should be a joyful and rewarding process, and want to help simplify and de-mystify the process with clearly-written instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and video tutorials to walk you through each step with confidence and ease.

Sewing has given me so much through the years – time to reflect, an ability to make things I love, a sense of empowerment, and a way to ground myself and connect with community. It’s served as an anchor in times of uncertainty and has been a steady friend through life’s ups and downs (+ is so fun and rewarding)! :)

Whether a beginner or intermediate sewist, it is my hope that our patterns bring you joy and inspire you to create something you love and feel proud wearing - both today and in the years to come.

capstone (noun)

capstone (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

  1. a coping stone

  2. a high point: crowning achievement

The word capstone refers to a culmination of work, a great achievement, final project, or the finishing stone or top stone of a structure – a final piece, anchoring down.

Creating a garment by hand reflects a desire to do things a little differently – to slow down and apply tangible skills to make something useful and unique. Each handmade piece represents a genuine achievement, or capstone, for the maker. A tangible culmination of effort and skill found not only in the finished garment itself, but also the process of getting there – the decision to slow down & create with intention.

We believe:

Creating a handmade wardrobe should be a joyful and rewarding process.

 When you make something with your hands, you’re investing your time, energy, and care into creating something uniquely beautiful for yourself or someone you love. It should be fun! We want to help you enjoy the process of making as much as you enjoy your finished product.

Clothing should fit well and make you feel good.

The clothing we wear should fit well, feel comfortable, and allow us to move through the day with confidence and ease. Bodies come in many different shapes and sizes, and the clothing we wear should reflect and honour our diversity.

Clothing should be beautiful both inside and out.

We want to help you make garments you truly love and feel proud wearing. Neat and tidy seam finishing can transform how you feel about your wardrobe. We believe in creating pieces that are beautiful both inside and out – trust us. it’s so worth it!

Making something by hand is a worthy pursuit.

Taking time to slow down and create something uniquely beautiful is an investment in your wellbeing. Hand made things take time and that’s okay! It doesn’t matter how long a garment takes you to complete – there is purpose and joy in the process of making.

Sewing is a great way to express yourself + explore your unique style.

Sewing allows you to re-imagine your wardrobe – it’s the perfect way to fill in the blanks, add new colours/prints, and experiment with new styles. It opens up a new way of dressing and relating to your wardrobe and is a great way to create pieces that are uniquely your own.

Wherever you are on your sewing journey is just right.

We are always learning and building new skills, and wherever you are on your sewing journey is just right. We all make mistakes, and that’s totally okay (and bound to happen). We want to help you succeed by avoiding as many pitfalls as possible. Sewing is an empowering and rewarding process – we are so excited to get you started and help you on your journey!