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  • 2024 Sewing Make Nine Inspiration, Plans, and Fabric Pull

    Join me in my first ever Make Nine challenge as I plan out my sewing projects for the year. I’ve raided my stash to pair patterns with fabric and ...
  • Transform Your Alder

    Last week we launched the Alder Shirtdress in our 14 – 32 D-cup size range and I want to thank you all for the warm welcome! As with our other patt...
  • Alder Shirtdress Now in Sizes 14 – 32!

    I'm so excited to let you all know that as of today the Alder Shirtdress is available in our 14 – 32 D-cup size range! To celebrate this launch we...
  • Tamarack Resource Roundup

    Since the Tamarack originally launched back in 2015, we've published a ton of resources to help you construct a quilted jacket of your own. With th...
  • The Tamarack Jacket is Now Available Up To Size 32

    Today I’m excited to launch the Tamarack Jacket and the Tamarack Collar, Hood & Patch Pocket Add-On in Size 32! We originally released the Tam...
  • 2024 Make Nine

    I've never participated in the Make Nine challenge before, but after seeing so many of you tag us in your Instagram posts I'm feeling inspired! Th...
  • Apply Now: 2024 Pattern Testers

    Happy 2024! We're all rested up from our end of the year break and are diving head first into the new year with a call for pattern testers! We'r...
  • The 2023 Give Thanks Sale is On!

    It's the time of year that many of you have been waiting for, our yearly Give Thanks Sale! We have a lot to be thankful for around Grainline HQ, e...
  • Our Favorite Fall Coats

    The weather is cooling down which can only mean one thing....it's time to sew coats! Here at Grainline we absolutely love designing, creating, sew...
  • Last Day to Save on Bags!

    Our fall bag sale is blowing away like leaves in the wind! 🍁 Snag your must-have patterns, kits, and notions before end ends tonight! ⁠ We're offe...
  • Our Fall Bag Sale is On!

    Our Fall Bag Sale is here, so make the most of it! Get your projects in order by exploring our incredible range of beautifully designed bag patter...
  • How to Easily & Quickly Remove Buttonholes

    If you've put your buttonholes in the wrong side of your button band (like me), needed to reposition them on your garment, or your machine just we...
  • Our Myra Pattern Testers

    We’ve been previewing some of our Myra tester garments on Instagram but today we’ve got the full group of testers with lots more of their photos! P...
  • Meet the Myra

    Say hello to our newest release, the Myra Top & Dress! I’m so excited to release this pattern, it’s not only a versatile garment, it’s an exce...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 12: Buttons & Buttonholes

    This is the final lesson in the Austin Sew-Along series, and in it we're marking, measuring & inserting our buttonholes. After that we'll mar...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 11

    Today's lesson is all about hemming! We'll start by hemming View A, then graduate to View B. Next we'll topstitch around the outer edge of the si...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 10: Armholes & Button Bands

    In this lesson we'll be finishing the armholes and creating the button bands. We've got a great trick that allows the binding to flow seamlessly...
  • Farrow Dress in Size 32

    We are excited to announce that we have made a significant update to our popular size 14–30 Farrow Dress. We have listened to your feedback and ar...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 9: Assembling the View B Skirt

    Today is another View B lesson – we're assembling and attaching the View B Skirt. We've got hot tips for gathering with ease and pressing those ga...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 8: View B Pockets

    In this lesson we're assembling and attaching the View B pockets. This may seem straightforward, and it mostly is, but we've got a trick up our s...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 7: Sewing the View A Skirt

    In this lesson we're assembling the View A Skirt, adding our edgestitching and topstitching, then attaching it to the bodice. If you're making Vi...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 6: Finishing the Neckline & Keyhole

    In this lesson we're applying the neckline binding, inserting the elastic cord button loop, and adding our top and edgestitching to the bodice. ...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 5: Assembling the Bodice

    Today we get to start sewing! Watch as we sew the center front and back seams, create our darts, then sew up the shoulder seams. During this seri...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 4: Cutting & Applying Your Interfacing

    This 4th lesson is all about interfacing. Learn how we choose interfacing, best practices for cutting, and how to apply it. This is the last step...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 3: Cutting Your Fabric

    It's time for Day 3 of the Austin Sew-Along! In today's lesson we're cutting our fabric! Watch as we discuss layout, best practices, and more. Du...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 2: Choosing a Size & Pattern Adjustments

    Our next Austin lesson is now live on YouTube and we're covering everything you need to know about choosing a size and making basic pattern adjus...
  • Austin Sew-Along Day 1: Intro, Fabric & Supplies

    The first episode of the Austin Dress Sew-Along is now live on YouTube! During this series we'll cover all aspects involved in creating your own ...
  • Our Austin Sample Fabrics & Recommendations

    Choosing the right fabric for a new pattern is one of my favorite parts of getting ready to make a new garment but it can also feel a bit fraught. ...
  • Austin Dress Supply Checklist

    Today I’ll be walking you through the supplies you’ll need to follow along with our sew-along and create your Austin Dress! Although we’ll cover t...
  • Austin Dress Sew-Along Schedule

      I mentioned in our release post that we’d be doing a video sew-along for the Austin dress and I’m excited today to get the schedule up so that yo...
  • The Austin Dress Design Details

    In our last post I gave you an overview of our newest pattern, the Austin Dress. Today I’ll be diving deeper into the details that make this dress ...
  • Meet the Austin Dress

    I’m so excited to release the newest Grainline sewing pattern today, the Austin Dress! I’ve been anxiously awaiting its release for the past year –...
  • Layered Hadley 0 – 18 PDF Now Available

    In addition to releasing the Hadley in sizes 14 – 32 yesterday, we’ve updated the 0 – 18 Hadley to include layered pattern files.  If you’ve previ...
  • Hadley Top in Sizes 14 – 32

    Today we're excited to release the Hadley Top in PDF in our 14 – 32 D-Cup size range! To celebrate the launch we’re offering 20% Hadley now throug...
  • Town Sew-Along Day 6: Assembling the Body of the Bag

    It's the final day of the Town Bag Sew-Along! In today's lesson we're sewing up the side seams of the bag, creating the gussets, then threading ou...
  • Town Sew-Along Day 5: Assembling & Attaching the Pockets

    In today's lesson we're assembling and attaching the pockets! We'll then discuss bar tacks and add them to our pocket. After this lesson we're al...
  • Town Sew-Along Day 4

    Welcome to Day 4 of the Town Bag Sew-Along also known as the day we get to start sewing! In this lesson we'll be assembling the main body of the b...
  • Town Bag Sew-Along Day 3

    It's Day 3 of the Town Bag Sew-Along! In today's lesson I'll be walking you through how to cut your bag. We'll discuss how to lay out your patter...
  • Town Bag Sew-Along Day 2

    We're back for Day 2 of the Town Bag Sew-Along! In this video I'll walk you through the process of downloading and printing your digital PDF patt...
  • Town Bag Sew-Along Day 1

    Join us as we sew the Town Bag! This bag has become a cult classic in the knitting world and it's now available as a pattern for you to sew up on...
  • Town Bag Sew-Along Supply List

    With the Town Bag Sew-Along rapidly approaching, it's time to take a more in-depth look at the supplies required to create your own bag. Town Bag P...
  • Get Ready for the Town Bag Sew-Along!

    Last week we mentioned that we will be hosting a sew-along for the Town Bag, and we are thrilled to share the schedule with you today! We've recei...
  • Coordinating Thread Colors for the Town & Field Bag Kits

    For those of you ordering kits from us, we’ve taken the hassle out of matching thread by creating a coordinating color chart for each of our kit o...
  • Introducing the Town Bag

      Today we’re launching a very anticipated new pattern – and the latest in our collaboration with Fringe Supply Co. – the Town Bag! No matter the ...
  • Willow Pattern Variations

    The Willow Tank & Dress pattern is full of potential for customization. It’s sleek and simple design serves as a great base to get creative a...
  • Willow Fabric Recommendations

    Today’s post is all about recommended fabrics for the Willow Tank & Dress. First I’ll walk you through the fabrics we used for our samples, fol...
  • Reintroducing the Willow Sew-Along

    With the re-release of the Willow Tank & Dress, we wanted to remind you that we have a step-by-step photo based sew-along (as well as many of...
  • The Willow Pattern Design Details

    Earlier this week we introduced the Willow in sizes 14 – 32! Today we’ll be talking about the pattern more in depth – diving deeper into the indivi...
  • Layered Willow 0 – 18 PDF Now Available

    In addition to releasing the Willow in sizes 14 – 32 yesterday, we’ve updated the 0 – 18 Willow to include layered pattern files.  If you’ve previ...
  • Willow Tank & Dress in Sizes 14 – 32

    Today we're excited to release the Willow Tank & Dress in PDF in our 14 – 32 D-Cup size range! To celebrate the launch we’re offering 20% the W...