About Grainline Studio

Welcome to Grainline Studio! We are a pattern shop featuring modern, fashion-forward patterns that will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. All of the patterns are drafted with a contemporary fit and we take extra care to provide clearly illustrated instructions that are easy to follow to ensure a professional finish. You can take comfort knowing all of the patterns are drafted and executed by professionally trained team with your ease of use in mind.

How We Started

Grainline Studio originally began as the personal blog of Jennifer Beeman, the designer and pattern maker behind the patterns. It expanded in mid 2011 with our first pattern, the Tiny Pocket Tank, after receiving numerous requests for the patterns of the garments she was creating for herself. Jennifer studied fashion design at Columbia College where she focused on pattern making and technical design. Prior to graduating she began working as a pattern maker locally until quitting to pursue Grainline Studio full time in 2014.

Jennifer was recently interviewed for American Public Media’s Marketplace about her job as a pattern maker and how she’s trying to keep it relevant in today’s world of fast fashion.

Our Equipment

We get many questions about our machines, tools, and supplies. You can view our lineup of sewing machines here.