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  • Winter Flurry Sewing Jams

    We’ve been busy working on new patterns and all kinds of projects to share with you! These are the tunes we have been listening to while we sew. Enjoy!

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  • 2016 in Review: Textile Tutorials

    One of our most fun adventures in the studio in 2016 was creating, On the Surface, our textile tutorial series. There are so many techniques that you can use to customize your fabric at home. Stay tuned because there are more coming in 2017! original post The first tutorial we put together was potato stamping. The […]

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  • 2016 in Review: Pattern Variations

    There are hundreds of pattern variation tutorials that we would love to post! There is so much potential for each pattern. We love doing pattern variations because so many ideas come from you! It’s really fun to brainstorm with our community. In 2016 we came up with several. We only wish we could have done […]

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  • 2016 in Review: Pattern Releases

    This has been a really exciting and rewarding year for us. We worked together, combining our talents and released four new patterns. Releasing patterns is such a fun and creative process. For the most part! After the drafting and testing part is done we come up with a name for the pattern. We brainstorm for […]

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  • Give the gift of choice with our gift cards!

    Not sure exactly what pattern to give a sewer? We’ve got you covered! Make your sewer’s holiday by giving them a Grainline Studio gift card. Choose between email delivery or our physical gift card, beautifully foil stamped in gold on thick paper. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees and do not expire.   […]

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  • Holiday Gift Guide | For a quilter

      How is your holiday shopping going? This is a very stressful and joyous time of year. We hope that you are feeling the latter more! It’s also a cozy time of year and we put this gift guide together for the people who probably appreciate coziness the most… quilters. We hope this guide gives […]

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  • Holiday Gift Guide | For a knitter

    If you are shopping for a knitter this holiday season we put together this guide of presents that any knitter would love to have and would find useful. Enjoy! 1 | 2  This Loome Tool is great for making pom- poms to add to hats and all sorts of other objects. I like to put […]

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  • Holiday Gift Guide | For a garment sewer

    It’s time to get cozy with our families, friends and pets and celebrate the holidays!  The season we love for cookies, parties and gift giving! Gift giving can be stressful because if you are like me, and the rest of the crew here you want to give your loved ones something useful and yet meaningful. […]

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  • It’s Election Day!

    It’s time for my biennial post about Election Day here in the United States! As you well know if you’ve been reading for a while, I love voting and have never missed an election. I’m 2 for 4 Presidentially and am hoping to make it 3 for 5 tonight! I voted early in Cook County […]

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  • Making Fall Issue

    Have you guys heard of Making, the new magazine from Carrie Bostick Hoge of Madder? You may have seen the first issue, Flora, making waves on the internet this spring. Well it’s time for the fall issue, Fauna, and I’m super excited to share that we have a project in this issue, the little stuffed squirrel above! […]

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  • Tamarack Jacket in Print

    I’m excited to let you guys know that as of today the Tamarack Jacket is now available in print, and it’s been updated to include a snap (or button if you’re into that) placket! We originally released this pattern last fall but the response was overwhelming in favor of printing this one, as well as adding […]

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  • Camp Workroom Social Recap

    A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in the Catskills teaching an amazing group of ladies how to sew the Archer at Camp Workroom Social. I don’t have many photos because I was too busy having an amazing time to stop and snap many, but it was such a great experience. Luckily we have this […]

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  • Fall Style Inspiration | Lexi

    My favorite season of the year is here! With the cooler temps, I can snuggle in layers and pull on tights, socks, and boots. I have amassed an intense collection of tights that touches every color of the rainbow, which I wear to add interest to any outfit. This fall I’m drawn towards musty dusty […]

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  • Making for Others

    I’m currently making a sweater for my husband Jon as part of the Fringe and Friends KAL and it’s gotten me thinking. Usually when I’m making something it’s either for myself or for my sister, which is really about the same as making something for myself since I know exactly what she likes and exactly […]

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  • Sprout Patterns x The Grainline Crew!

    A couple of weeks ago each of us here at Grainline chose a kit from Sprout Patterns to sew up! Jen and Lexi both made the Alder Shirtdress and I made a set of Lakeside Pajamas. We are all really jazzed about how our projects turned out! The process is so easy and fun. All you have to do […]

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