• 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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  • Strategic Backtack Placement | Grainline Studio Strategic Backtack Placement

    Do you ever think about where your backtacks go when sewing? Or do you just start wherever when you sew things like hems? I'm a huge fan of strategic backtack placement and try to start and stop whenever possible in a non-noticeable place on my garment. I'll show you what I mean on this Scout [...] Continue Reading
  • Guide to Flat Bias Facings | Grainline Studio A Guide to Flat Bias Facings

    One of our perennial favorite posts is our guide to getting flat bias facings. In the original post we called them bias necklines, which I think is limiting. You can easily use this technique for necklines, armholes, keyhole openings, and more! We've also updated the post with new images taken from the Willow Tank so [...] Continue Reading
  • Serger Tips + Tricks | Grainline Studio 5 Essential Serger Tips for a Healthy Happy Machine

    Lately it seems like sergers are getting more and more attention as an essential part of a home sewing machine lineup, and rightly so! Sergers not only can assist in cleanly finishing a woven garment, they can also be used to sew knits with ease. Today we're sharing a few of our favorite tips & [...] Continue Reading
  • Tips + Tricks | for sewing with silk

    Silk… the only fabric that has its own adjective; of or resembling silk, especially in being soft, fine and lustrous. It elevates garments from casual to formal. It’s elegant and of course… expensive. But there is no reason to be intimidated by it. With the right techniques it is easy to work with! Here are […]

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  • Hemlock Variation 01: Split Hem Sweater

    As promised in our last post today I have instructions on how to make your own Hemlock pattern with side splits! It’s really very easy so you’ll have one of your own in no time. For this tutorial you’ll need the Hemlock pattern, which you can get by signing up for our newsletter in the sidebar. […]

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