• Hadley Modification 01: Wrap Top Hadley Modification 01: Wrap Top

    Today we're going to teach you how you can modify the pattern pieces of the Hadley Top View B in order to turn it into a wrap top! This modification retains the drapey, fluid style of the original pattern while also providing a slightly closer fit. This is a fairly straightforward modification. You will modify [...] Continue Reading
  • How To Sew Piping Into Your Garments | Grainline Studio Two Ways to Sew Piping into Your Garments

    It's no mystery that attention to detail is necessary when it comes to making clothing; clothes that are well-made and long lasting require care during making. After we've sewn a pattern enough times and have the foundational details down pat we get pretty comfortable. Inevitably, this is the moment when most of our mistakes happen! [...] Continue Reading
  • Using Thread Chains To Keep Bra Straps In Place | Grainline Studio Using Thread Chains To Keep Bra Straps In Place

    A few years ago we talked about our love of thread chains in the studio and how useful they are when you want to keep two layers of fabric together loosely. Today we'll show you how we use thread chains to keep bra straps in place under sleeveless garments like our Alder Shirtdress, Hadley Top, Farrow [...] Continue Reading
  • How To: Make Your Own Bias Tape | Grainline Studio How To: Make Your Own Bias Tape

    Whether you're following along with our Stowe Sew-Along or want to make your own bias tape for another project, this tutorial is for you! We'll walk you through the steps involved in cutting and folding your own bias tape as we do it here in the studio. If you have any questions just let us [...] Continue Reading
  • 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
  • Tips & Tricks: Estimating Yardage

    We get a lot of questions along the lines of “I have the ___ pattern and I want to do a contrast ___. Do you know how much yardage that will take?” I love that people are thinking outside the box and going to town with their ideas but unfortunately it can take us a […]

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