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  • Portside Dopp Kit: Fanny Pack Tutorial Portside Dopp Kit: Fanny Pack Tutorial

    Today we're showing you how to easily modify your Portside Dopp Kit from toiletry bag to one of our favorite practical accessories, the Fanny Pack! Don't let the name deter you. We've seen these hands free pouches called belt bags, cross-body slings, waist bags, and a number of other names that distance them from their [...] Continue Reading
  • Uniform Modification 03: Cuffed Short Sleeves | Grainline Studio Uniform Modification 03: Cuffed Short Sleeves

    Hey all! I'm back with a quick little tutorial on how to give your Uniform Tunic a cute little cuffed sleeve like the one shown above. This will work on both the original pattern as well as if you've modified it into a dress. You can also apply these same principles to any sleeve pattern [...] Continue Reading
  • Five Basic Embroidery Stitches | Grainline Studio Five Basic Embroidery Stitches

    Earlier this week we shared some embroidery inspiration in the form of these two embroidered Lark Tees. Today, we're circling back and breaking down five basic embroidery stitches with step by step instructions! Here are the five stitches you'll be learning today: Back Stitch: This stitch can be used for straight lines, curved lines, and [...] Continue Reading
  • Two Embroidered Lark Tees | Grainline Studio Two Embroidered Lark Tees

    Over the past couple of years we've noticed a resurgence of embroidery in fashion, home decor, and art! From floral motifs to political statements, custom embroidery is a great way to experiment with adding eye-catching or humorous design details to garments or other hand sewn items. We wanted to share some custom embroidery inspiration with [...] Continue Reading
  • A Guide To Seam Finishes | Grainline Studio A Guide To Seam Finishes for Woven Fabrics

    We've slowly been combing through our post archives in order to update older posts, and simultaneously identify gaps in the resources we provide. Outside of two French seam posts - one that covers a how to for straight and curved seams and another for right angles - we've never provided a comprehensive guide for common [...] Continue Reading
  • Fabric Scrap Busting Series: Zippered Pouches | Grainline Studio Fabric Scrap Busting Series: Zippered Fruit Pouches

    Welcome back to our Fabric Scrap Busting Series! We were blown away by all of the great comments, suggestions, and ideas community members provided in response to our first post in the series. You can check them out on our Instagram page. In today's tutorial we're showing you how to turn your scraps into fruit [...] Continue Reading