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  • How to Make a Zipper | Grainline Studio How to Make a Zipper

    One question we get a fair bit, especially in regards to the Portside Travel Set, is how to make your own zipper. I personally love making zippers because you can pick out exactly what you want in regards to the gauge, metal, type of slider, etc. and also because if I have the supplies on [...] Continue Reading
  • Portside Dopp Kit: Assembling the Side Panels | Grainline Studio Portside Dopp Kit: Assembling the Side Panels

    Now that we have everything cut, it's time to start sewing our Portside Dopp Kits! Today we'll be assembling the panels that make up the Dopp Kit. We'll start with the top panel, then move onto the sides, then end with the carrying strap. Let's get started! Begin by folding and pressing down the ½″ [...] Continue Reading
  • Portside Dopp Kit: Cutting | Grainline Studio Portside Dopp Kit: Cutting

    Today we're going to talk all about cutting your Portside Dopp Kit. It's pretty straighforward, you'll be cutting your main fabric (fabric A, shown as blue above), your contrast fabric (fabric B, shown as white above), your lining, and your fusible interfacing. Since there are so many pieces these cutting maps should help you visualize [...] Continue Reading
  • Portside Dopp Kit Fabric Inspiration | Grainline Studio Portside Dopp Kit Fabric Inspiration

    Today we're going to talk about fabric ideas for your Portside Dopp Kits. There are a ton of options for your Portside Dopp Kit - but to narrow things down and not get overwhelmed by choices, the first thing I do before shopping for fabric is decide if I want my dopp kit to have [...] Continue Reading
  • Portside Dopp Kit Supply List | Grainline Studio Portside Dopp Kit Supply List

    Today I'm going to discuss the supplies needed if you'd like to sew up a Portside Dopp Kit as part of our Holiday Sew-Along. We don't start until November 12th but I wanted to post this early enough that you'd have time to gather your supplies before we get started. So with that, let's talk [...] Continue Reading
  • Holiday Sew-Along Announcement | Grainline Studio Handmade Holiday Sew-Alongs!

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but the holiday season is upon us! With that in mind we've got a Holiday Sew-Along Series planned for you with two of our best gift patterns, the Stowe Bag and the Portside Dopp Kit. Both of these bags make great gifts for the handmade appreciators in your lives, [...] Continue Reading