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  • Archer Video Sew-Along: Day 1 - Intro, Fabrics and Supplies

    Today we're kicking off our Archer Video Sew-Along! The Archer has been one of our most popular patterns ever since it was first released and I'm ...
  • Hemlock Video Sew-Along: Serger Assembly

    Day 5 of the Hemlock Video Sew-Along – our final in the series – is now live! In this video I walk you through sewing up your Hemlock Tee using a...
  • Hemlock Video Sew-Along: Sewing Machine Assembly

    Day 4 of the Hemlock Video Sew-Along is now up and we're sewing up our Hemlocks with our sewing machines! Learn my tips for needle selection, see...
  • Hemlock Video Sew-Along: Cutting your Fabric

    Time for Day 3 of the Hemlock Video Sew-Along, cutting your fabric! We're talking about directional fabric, cutting knits with a scissor or rotar...
  • Hemlock Video Sew-Along: Pattern Assembly, Cutting, and Choosing a Size

    Day 2 of the Hemlock Video Sew-Along has been posted! In this video we're discussing how to assemble a PDF pattern, best practices for selecting a...
  • Hemlock Video Sew-Along: Introduction, Fabrics and Supplies

    Our first video sew-along has begun, the Hemlock Tee! In our first episode we're introducing you to the Hemlock pattern, walking you through fabri...
  • Hemlock and Archer Video Sew-Alongs!

    If you've been following along with our Instagram Live sessions you'll know we've been planning a few video sew-alongs! I've been wanting to make...
  • Uniform Tunic Resources

    Today we'll be sharing some Uniform Tunic resources to go along with the launch of the Uniform Tunic in sizes 14 – 30. Uniform Sew-Along Since thi...
  • Reed Skirt Modification: Ruffled Patch Pockets Tutorial

    Patch pockets are the perfect opportunity to get creative and level up your garments. Today we'll be showing a tutorial for how to make the ruffl...
  • Introducing the Uniform Tunic in Sizes 14 – 30!

    We are so excited to release the new Uniform Tunic Size 14 – 30 D-Cup pattern! This is our first existing pattern that we've re-drafted into our ...
  • Lexi's Reed Skirt With Fancy Pockets

    Here is the second (and my favorite) of the two Reed Skirts I've recently made. This skirt is sewn in a soft wool flannel which is a perfect partn...
  • Back in Stock: Tamarack and Lark Paper Patterns!

    We're so excited that, after a bit of a wait while we slightly redesigned the way our envelopes are printed, that the Tamarack and Lark paper patt...
  • Get Organized with our Free Downloadable Pattern Cards!

    We've got an awesome free download for you today, our very own pattern cards geared specifically at home sewing! If you're familiar with the garm...
  • Lexi's Reed Skirt

    This is the first of two Reed Skirts I've recently made. We love options here at Grainline and the Reed is no exception. With the interchangeabil...
  • How I Made It: Jen's Tamarack Society Jacket Alterations

    On Monday I shared finished pics of my Tamarack Jacket variation, but today I'm going to talk about how I made it. This isn't really a tutorial, m...
  • Jen's Tamarack Society Jacket

    If you've been following along with us for a while, you'll remember back in September 2018 when we started the Tamarack Society Sew-Along. I had g...
  • Calling All Pattern Testers!

    It's been a busy 2 years here at Grainline Studio as we launched our new size range and are working to develop new patterns as well as translate o...
  • All About our Pattern Essentials Tool Kits

    Last week we launched a product that we've been wanting to offer for a long while now, our Pattern Essentials Tool Kits! We put a lot of thought i...
  • Lexi's Uniform Dress

    Today I'm sharing my Uniform Tunic that I've made into a Uniform dress. Im amazed by how versatile this pattern is! In addition to the different ...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Buttons & Buttonholes

    Today is the last day in our Thayer Sew-Along and we'll be inserting our buttonholes and setting our buttons. In this version we're using jeans but...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Collar

    We're in the home stretch – today we'll be assembling and attaching the Thayer Collar! If you need to catch up on any sew-along steps, you can view...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Lining the Jacket

    The time has come to line our Thayer Jackets! I think this is the most exciting part of the process, and one of the most magical! There's a small a...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Lining

    The next step in our Thayer Sew-Along is to assemble our linings. This varies slightly based on which pattern you're working from. The 14 – 30 D-cu...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Shell

    In today's Thayer Sew-Along post we'll be assembling the shells of our jackets. This means we'll be sewing up the sleeves, shoulder seams, setting ...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back

    Our fronts are finished and now it's time to make the back of our Thayer Jackets! This is a relatively quick and straightforward post after Wednesd...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Sewing the Pockets

    Today we'll be working on both sets of pockets – the inseam yoke pockets and the patch pockets. The post is divided up into two parts to make it mo...
  • Our Top Tips for Professional Topstitching

    The Thayer Jacket requires a lot of topstitching so today we'll be discussing some of our favorite topstitching tips before we dive into tomorrow's...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Fronts

    We've done all our prep and today we get to start sewing! Originally we had planned to include all of the steps to complete the front jackets in on...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: A Guide to Cutting

    Alright, it's time to cut our Thayer Jackets! We've laid out a guide below for you to refer to as you cut to make sure you've got everything you ne...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Pattern Adjustments

    Today in the Thayer Sew-Along we're going to discuss a few common pattern adjustments. We'll start with blending between sizes, cover lengthening ...
  • Lexi's Floral Thayer Jacket

    I may be biased but I love the Thayer jacket! This is one of my favorite pieces I've ever made. It's quick and fun to sew up and the finished prod...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Choosing a Size

    Today we’re going to talk about selecting your proper size. The first thing you’ll need to do is get some measurements. The three measurements nee...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Supply List

    1. Thayer Jacket Pattern: You can purchase the Thayer Jacket pattern as a printed pattern or PDF here. 2. Fabric: For the Thayer you'll need 3 ty...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Fabric Selection & Inspiration

    Today we're going to talk about fabric selection for the Thayer Jacket. The Thayer calls for three fabrics plus interfacing, I'll walk you through ...
  • Thayer Sew-Along: Inspiration

    All images in this post pulled from our Thayer Inspiration Pinterest Board Welcome to the first day of the Thayer Sew-Along! During the next few w...
  • Adding a Lining to the Reed Skirt

    We've gotten a few questions about adding a lining to the Reed Skirt and we're here today to answer that for you! It's quite easy and this tutorial...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Hemming and Finishing

    Today's the day, we're finishing up our Reed Skirts and I'm so excited! We'll be putting the buttons and button holes into Views A & B, popping...
  • Reed Sew-Along: View C & D Zipper & Waistband

    Today we'll be inserting the zipper and assembling & attaching the waistband of the View C & D Reed Skirts. There are a LOT of steps to thi...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Views A & B Button and Waist Bands

    Today we'll be sewing up the front button bands and attaching the waistband of views A & B of the Reed Skirt. Button bands are up first! Front ...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Center Front, Back and Side Seams

    In this installment of the Reed Sew-Along we'll be sewing up the center back and side seams of Views A & B and the side and center front seams ...
  • Holiday Ornaments | Can of Sardines

    We're back today sharing our second free holiday ornament pattern with you - a can of sardines! As we mentioned in the pickle post the ideas for t...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Views B & D Hem Extensions

    Today is for all of you making the longer versions of the Reed Skirt, we'll be attaching the lower portion of the skirts! I love this version, espe...
  • Holiday Ornament: Christmas Pickle

    The Holiday spirit is in full swing here at Grainline studio! We have Charlie Brown Christmas on repeat and a stash of (gluten free) candy cane jo...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Views C & D Fronts

    Today we'll be assembling the View C & D fronts of the Reed Skirt. It's a bit more straightforward than the A & B fronts, due to the patch ...
  • Our Give Thanks Sale!

    It’s that time of year again, where we start looking back on the previous months and planning for the upcoming year. We have a lot to be thankful...
  • Reed Sew-Along: View A & B Fronts

    Today I'll be walking you through assembling the fronts of the Reed Skirt Views A & B. Both views start out the same so I'll be using my View A...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Cutting

    Today we're cutting our Reed Skirts! Cutting is pretty straightforward but takes a bit of time making sure you've got everything you need cut out. ...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Pattern Adjustments

    Today we're going to talk about the most common pattern adjustments you might need for the Reed Skirt. We'll start with blending between sizes, the...
  • Reed Sew-Along: Choosing a Size

    Today in the Reed Sew-Along series we help you determine which size to cut. Starting out with the right size is always the best path towards a successful garment!
  • Reed Skirt Sew-Along: Gathering Supplies

    Today in the Reed Sew-Along we're going to be talking about all the supplies you'll need to make your own skirt! I like to do a post like this ...
  • 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?...
  • 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 strat...
  • 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...
  • 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 ca...
  • Willow Variation 01: Cropped Tank

    Today I’m going to talk about turning the Willow Tank into a cropped top! Typically when lengthening or shortening a pattern piece you’ll want to...
  • Organizing PDF Patterns & Instructions

    It's taken me a long time to get my PDF pattern organization and storage to a place where I feel it really works for me. For a while I kept them i...
  • French Seams on Various Seam Allowances

    As a follow up to Monday's post on French seams I wanted to post how to deal with seam allowances that differ from my tutorial since I've gotten a...
  • Madewell Scout Variation: Pattern Tutorial

    As promised, here is the first tutorial in making the Scout Tee Madewell variation. I broke this down into two sections because it was getting ...
  • Cutting Fabric Folded vs. Flat

    I was cutting out this sweatshirt over the weekend and ended up trying a few different layouts before I settled on the one that worked. I thought...
  • Grainline Studio x Britex | Tips for Choosing & Working with Wool Coating

    I know that sewing a full on winter coat can seem a bit intimidating but they really are a most rewarding project, and one of my favorite things t...
  • Tips & Tricks | Archer Yoke on the Bias

    A quick little tip for your plaid Archers if you'd like to cut your outer yoke on the bias, consider cutting the inside yoke on the straight grai...
  • Pattern Tutorial | Long Sleeved Scout Variation

    Okay, are you all ready for the tutorial portion of this variation? Here we go! Crazy patterned tights are optional, you will need the Scout Tee p...
  • Pattern Tutorial | Full Length Kat Variation

    Turning the Kat Dress into a floor length dress without colorblocking like this version is really pretty easy. As far as the bodice you're going t...
  • Notes on Marking

    After yesterday's post about cutting out your Archer I got a lot of questions regarding the fact that I use a #2 pencil to do the majority of my m...
  • Tips + Tricks | Cutting Silk

    I get asked a lot what my tips for working with silk are and honestly, I don't have that many. One thing I do every time I'm cutting silk, either ...
  • Tips + Tricks | Smooth Collar Curves

    You know how sometimes when you clip and notch a curve, then turn it right side out it can create a very slight angle at the point where the clip ...
  • Tips + Tricks | Chaining (It's a Video!)

    I am super excited to post my first ever video tutorial and for my all time favorite sewing technique, chaining! Seriously I am obsessed with chai...
  • Pattern Tutorial | Maritime Shorts Variation

    I'm almost ready to post the sewing tutorial for the Maritime Shorts but I figured I should post this pattern tutorial before I do the sewing tutor...
  • Pattern Tutorial | Adding Lining to an Unlined Blazer

    You may know that I am planning a polka dot blazer this summer and in deciding what sort of blazer I wanted to make I went to three places... My c...
  • Tips + Tricks | Perfect Points

    Here I present my tutorial on getting super corners and points. When I first learned this trick in school I thought there was no way that made sen...
  • Scout Full Back Pattern Tutorial

    I mentioned in my post on my Red Wool Scout that I would be posting this tutorial on how to get the fuller back. Unfortunately it's about a week l...
  • Tips + Tricks | Easy Roll Hem

    Next up in the Tips + Tricks series is the easy roll hem.  I usually get at least one request for a tutorial every time I post a photo of a rolled ...
  • Tips + Tricks | Delicate Necklines

    If you've ever found yourself swearing at your machine trying to finish the neckline of a silk garment, here's a tip for you. Use lightweight inter...
  • tips + tricks : plaid matching

    We all know that plaid matching is sort of a pain in the ass.  You need extra fabric, spend a ton of time cutting everything perfectly, pin it a...