• Portside Dopp Kit: Zipper Pulls | Grainline Studio Portside Dopp Kit: Zipper Pulls

    The final step in our Portside Dopp Kits is to add the decorative zipper pulls. This is an optional step but I think it makes the set look a bit more polished and the leather pulls are easier to grab than the metal pulls. Begin by tracing your pull tab piece out onto your leather [...] Continue Reading
  • Portside Dopp Kit: Attaching the Lining Portside Dopp Kit: Attaching the Lining

    Today we'll be inserting the lining of our bag. To do this requires a bit of hand sewing so get out those hand needles and a thimble if you have one and lets get to it! To begin turn the shell of the dopp inside out and the lining right side out. Place the shell [...] Continue Reading
  • Portside Dopp Kit: Assembling the Lining | Grainline Studio Portside Dopp Kit: Assembling the Lining

    Today we'll be assembling the dopp kit lining, this should all seem a bit familiar from the previous assembly steps, but you'll breeze through it because no zippers! To begin, fold and press under the seam allowance under along the zipper edges of both top lining pieces (piece 14). If you adjusted this amount based [...] Continue Reading
  • Give Thanks Sale | Grainline Studio Last Chance for 20% Off!

    Just a friendly reminder, today is the last day of the Give Thanks Sale. So if you are still contemplating a purchase, you have until midnight tonight to make your decision! Use the code GIVETHANKS2018 at checkout to take 20% off your pattern order at checkout. The details on this years Give Thanks Sale are as follows… [...] Continue Reading
  • Portside Dopp Kit: Assembling the Body | Grainline Studio Portside Dopp Kit: Assembling the Body

    In today's Portside Dopp sew-along post we'll be assembling the body of the bag using the pieces we made in our previous post. First we'll need to secure the carrying strap to the front panel of the bag, this is the panel with the zipper pocket. The placement doesn't need to be exact, for this [...] Continue Reading
  • Give Thanks Sale | Grainline Studio Give Thanks Pattern Sale!

    It’s that time of year again, where we start looking back on the previous months and planning for the upcoming year. We have a lot to be thankful for around Grainline HQ, but most of all you! We love interacting with each and every one of you who’ve sewn a pattern, commented on a post, [...] Continue Reading