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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Thread Chains

    We were just talking about our love of thread chains in the studio in relation to a new pattern we’re about to release and we started wondering, do you guys use thread chains? They’re great for keeping two layers of fabric together when you still need to allow for movement such as a main fabric and […]

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