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  • Tamarack Jacket 14-30 Pattern Tester Round Up

    This re-release of the Tamarack Jacket has been a long time coming and we're so excited it’s finally here! As with any pattern release, we dedicate...
  • Introducing Tamarack 14 – 30 and the Tamarack Hood, Collar, & Patch Pocket Add-On!

    Today we're so excited to announce that our popular Tamarack Jacket is now available in our 14 – 30 size range! In addition to the new size range ...
  • Lining the Sleeveless Farrow Dress : Part 3

    Today we are continuing the series of tutorials showing how add a lining to the Farrow Dress. So far, we've covered how to draft patterns for the...
  • Finishing Narrow Sleeves

    The Farrow has a narrow sleeve that offsets the A-line silhouette, but that often means that the wrist isn't large enough to fit around the free a...
  • Lining the Sleeved Farrow: Part 2

    Today post is a continuation of our Lining the Sleeved Farrow tutorial. In this lesson I'll be walking you through assembling the lining pieces of...
  • Lining the Sleeved Farrow: Part 1

    Today is the first installment of our tutorial showing you how to line your sleeved Farrow Dress. This is a very simple tutorial and great for sli...
  • How To: Sew a Slip Stitch

    Slip Stitch, a love poem. Just kidding, though I do have a lot of love for this stitch. In my opinion the slip stitch is the most magical of all t...
  • Cortland Sew-Along Supplies

    Today I’ll be walking you through all of the supplies you’ll need to follow along with our sew-along and create your Cortland Trench! Although we’...
  • Get Ready for the Cortland Sew-Along!

    When we launched the Cortland Trench this past spring, we promised a sew-along in the fall. Well, fall is now upon us and it’s now time to sew up ...
  • How To: Sew A Whip Stitch

    Ah, the humble Whip stitch. It is super quick, super easy, and very versatile! Though many of us may already be familiar with the whip stitch, did...
  • Removing the Inseam Farrow Pockets

    One of the first pattern variation tutorials we published for the Farrow back when we released the original 0-18 pattern was this tutorial on remo...
  • Sewing the Farrow 14-30 Darts

    Today we'll be discussing how to sew the Farrow 14-30 darts. If you own a copy of the original Farrow in sizes 0-18 you’ll know that version does ...
  • How To: Sew A Catch Stitch

    Today's tutorial shows you how to sew a catch stitch. The catch stitch is a hand stitch that is most commonly used on garment hems but can also be ...
  • Stowe Sew-Along Day 7: Sewing the Gussets

      Today is our final lesson in the series, finishing up the bags by sewing the gussets and optional step 15. Over the years we've found these last...
  • Reintroducing The Farrow Sew-Along Page

    With the re-release of the Farrow Dress, we wanted to let you know we have a guided sew-along for the Farrow (as well as many of our other patterns...
  • Stowe Sew-Along Day 6: Making Double Fold Bias Tape

    Today's lesson is all about bias tape! I'll be walking you through what bias tape is, double fold vs. single fold, and how to make your own. If y...
  • Farrow Fabric Suggestions and Inspiration

    When we originally released the Farrow Dress back in 2016, we shared this post suggesting fabrics that highlight just how versatile this dress is ...
  • Farrow 14-30 Pattern Tester Roundup

    Here at Grainline, we follow a very thorough, multi-step process when we release a pattern. We develop our custom blocks and create, test, and refi...
  • Stowe Sew-Along Day 5: Handles & Bias Binding

    In today's lesson we're starting by sewing up the sides of the bag. After that we'll assemble the handles and attach our bias binding to finish t...
  • Introducing the Farrow Dress in Sizes 14 – 30

    Today we're so excited to release the Farrow in sizes 14 – 30! We originally released the Farrow back in November 2016 and it's still one of our f...
  • Stowe Sew-Along Day 4: Assembling the Pockets

    Today's lesson is all about the pockets! I'll demo how to re-mark your pivot points if they've rubbed off, hemming the pocket tops, and walk you ...
  • Stowe Video Sew-Along Day 3: Cutting & Marking your Fabric

    Alright, it's Day 3 of the Stowe Video Sew-Along and today's lesson is all about cutting! We'll be going over the best practices for pre-treating ...
  • Stowe Sew-Along Day 2: Printing & Assembling the PDF Pattern

    Day 2 of the Stowe Sew-Along is now live and in this lesson I'll be walking you through the process of downloading and printing your digital PDF p...
  • Stowe Sew-Along Day 1: Introduction, Pattern & Supplies

    Join us as we sew the Stowe Bag! This was the first project bag designed by Fringe Supply Co and it's just an all-around great bag. From knitting...
  • Stowe Video Sew-Along: Supply List

    Today we're talking about the supplies you'll need if you'll be following along with the Stowe Bat Sew-Along! This project bag is super quick and ...
  • Field Bag Sew-Along Day 6: Finishing your Field Bag

    This is the final lesson in the Field Bag Sew-Along series. In this video we'll be attaching our strap, sewing the drawstring channels, and final...
  • Field Bag Sew-Along Day 5: Assembling the Body of the Bag

    In this lesson we'll be sewing up the gussets that form the shape of the bag. You'll finally get to see your Field Bag taking shape! We also cove...
  • Field Bag Sew-Along Day 4: Assembling the Pockets

    In today's lesson we'll be assembling the pocket. We'll start by creating the pocket itself, then move into grommet installation. Finally we'll a...
  • Field Bag Sew-Along Day 3: Cutting and Marking your Fabric

    Day 3 of the Field Bag Sew-Along is now live! In today's lesson I'll be walking you through how to cut your bag. We'll discuss how to lay out your...
  • Field Bag Sew-Along: Day 2 – Assembling your PDF Pattern

    Day 2 of the Field Bag Sew-Along is now live! In this lesson we'll be walking you through the process of downloading and printing your PDF pattern...
  • Field Bag Sew-Along: Day 1 – Intro, Fabric & Supplies

    Alright, today is the first day of the Field Bag sew-along and I'm so excited to sew this bag along with you! In this first lesson I'll be giving...
  • Summer Break Schedule

    Our annual summer break is rapidly approaching! We'll be closed from Thursday, July 1st through Thursday, July 8th to give our team time to relax...
  • Field Bag Supply List

    Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm over the Field Bag pattern and kits! We're working on shipping your orders as fast as we can, but as you ...
  • Get Ready for the Field Bag Sew-Along (And Stowe!)

     We mentioned in our launch post last week that we'd be doing a sew-along for the Field Bag, so today we're announcing that and revealing the sche...
  • Introducing the Field Bag

    Today we're launching our newest pattern in collaboration with Fringe Supply Co, the Field Bag! This popular and versatile project bag has been a...
  • It's Time for Summer Sewing!

      The weather is heating up and it's time to start sewing for summer! In addition to our classic summer patterns, we also have an extensive libra...
  • A Fall Cortland Sew-Along

      A lot of you have been asking if there'll be a Cortland Sew-Along, and the answer is yes...but we're going to hold off till fall. Unfortunately w...
  • Cortland Pattern Tester Style

    Here at Grainline, we follow a very thorough, multi-step process when we release a pattern. We develop our custom blocks and create, test, and refi...
  • Our Cortland Sample Fabrics

    Today I’ll be walking you through the fabrics that we used for our Cortland Trench samples. It’s one thing for me to just recommend a list of fabri...
  • Jen's Camo Cortland Trench

    One of my favorite things about this pattern is it feels a lot more wearable for everyday for me than a traditional long, belted trench. I live in...
  • Cortland Trench Inspiration

    Today we're talking inspiration for the Cortland Trench! When you say trench coat, most people envision a classic long, tan, Burberry-style garmen...
  • Meet the Cortland Trench!

    Today we're so excited to release our newest sewing pattern, the Cortland Trench! I’ve been wearing my Cortland spring and fall for the last year ...
  • Jen's Me Made May Week 1 Recap

    Well week 1 of Me Made May 2021 is in the books! I still don't love taking a daily photo but overall it hasn't been too bad and I've already learne...
  • Size 14-30 Pattern Reissue Timeline Update

    Happy Monday! We want to continue to be transparent with you all so we're popping in with a little update on our current schedule for our size 14-...
  • Me Made May 2021

    It’s that time of year again, time for all of us to wear every random thing we’ve ever made all month in an effort to only wear “me made” garments ...
  • Projects of 2020: Jon Edition

    The final post in my Projects of 2020 series is 4 garments I made for Jon, two sweatshirts and two pairs of socks. Let’s start with the sweatshirt...
  • Projects of 2020: Parker Cardigan

    Details Pattern: Parker Cardigan by Julie HooverYarn: Purl Soho Good Wool in Hickory NutSize Made: 3rdChanges to Pattern: NoneWorn With: Hadley T...
  • Projects of 2020: Ray Quilt

    The Details Pattern: Carolyn Friedlander Ray QuiltTop Fabric: Windham FabricsBacking: Kona Cotton in StormBinding: Kona Cotton in IndigoBatting: ...
  • Projects of 2020: Masks, Masks, Masks!

    It's been years since I shared what I was making on the blog here (so long I had to check the archives, November 5th, 2019 to be exact) so I though...
  • Make Your Own Pattern Weights!

    I'm super excited to share our newest scrap project today – these cute little pattern weights! These are really useful to have around your sewing ...