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  • 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 ...
  • Our Spring Sale is Here!

    It's that time of the year again, our spring sale has sprung! This year we're offering 20% on all products so you can get a jump start on your spr...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 8: Sewing the Cuffed Sleeve

    This is the final video in the Scout Tee Sew-Along and today we're sewing up the cuffed sleeve. We use a clever construction technique that is ea...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 7: Sewing the Petal Sleeve

    Today's video will explain how to sew up the distinctive petal sleeve from the Scout Sleeve Variation Pack. This is a unique sleeve that adds styl...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 6: Cap, Short & Long Sleeves and Setting the Sleeves

    Today I'll be walking you through how to assemble your cap sleeves, short sleeves, or long sleeves. After that I'll show you how to set your sle...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 5: Sewing and Setting the Cap Sleeve

    In today's lesson we're sewing up the dart of the 14-30 and assembling the body of our Scouts. A lot of people are intimidated by the type of dar...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 03: Cutting your Fabric

    After all your hard work perfecting your pattern, it's finally time to cut! I'll walk you through layout, teach you about directional fabric, and...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 4: Assembling the Body

    In today's lesson we're sewing up the dart of the 14-30 and assembling the body of our Scouts. A lot of people are intimidated by the type of dar...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 2: Choosing a Size & Pattern Adjustments

    Today's video focuses on best practices for choosing a size and basic pattern adjustments. We cover blending between sizes, lengthening and short...
  • Scout Sew-Along Day 01: Introduction, Supplies & Fabrics

    Welcome to day 1 of the Scout Tee Video Sew-Along! Join us as we sew our perennial favorite, the Scout Tee! During this series we'll cover all asp...
  • Get Ready for the Scout Tee Sew-Along

    We mentioned in our launch post last week that we'd be doing a sew-along for the Scout, so today we're announcing that and revealing the schedule!...
  • Scout Tee 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...
  • Introducing the Scout Tee & Sleeve Variation in Sizes 14 – 30!

    Today we're so excited to introduce the Scout Tee in sizes 14 – 30 and it's companion, the Scout Sleeve Variation Pack! The Scout was the second p...
  • Serger Tips: Cutting Fabric with Long Floats

    Have you ever purchased a beautiful jacquard woven fabric, then looked at the floats on the back and thought, what have I done? I have, which is h...
  • Reed Variation 03: Views B & D Length without the Hem Band

    Today I'm excited to share our newest Reed Pattern Variation! In this tutorial we'll be showing you how to keep the length of Views B & D but ...
  • Reed Skirt: Alternate Button Placket Application

    Today we will be sharing an alternate way to finish the button placket on view A or B of the Reed Skirt. You may remember my Reed from a little w...
  • Pattern Highlight: The Reed Skirt

    We've got some fun pattern variations and tutorials for you over the next two weeks featuring our Reed Skirt and since it's been a while since it ...
  • Our 2021 Plans and a Call for Pattern Testers

    Well it's been quite a year. We had grand plans for pattern releases in 2020 but between the pandemic and our tissue printer's computer system goi...
  • Happy Holidays & our End of Year Hours

    Just a quick note to say things will be relatively quiet here until after the new year as we give our team a break to relax and recharge heading i...
  • Free Tasseled Scarf Tutorial

    Today's free tutorial is this cute and quick to make tasseled scarf! This is a great last minute gift for yourself or others, and can easily be m...
  • Free Apron Pattern & Tutorial

    Today's free download is a project we made back in 2016 but unfortunately the original post was lost forever in our website update. So we've re-ph...
  • Holiday Ornaments | Sleeping Mice

    Christmas time is here! Though it may look very different to so many of us this year, we hope this little Grainline tradition will help brighten yo...
  • Looking for a Last Minute Gift?

    Looking for a last minute gift for the sewist in your life? We've got you covered! Make their holiday by giving them a Grainline Studio gift card....
  • Free Can of Sardines Holiday Ornament Pattern

    Today's December Download is this adorable Can of Sardines ornament from Lexi! She was inspired by her family's tradition of the feast of seven fi...
  • Free 8 Days a Week Clutch Pattern

      photos by: kimberly genevieve for designlovefest | layout by designlovfest Today's free download is a little clutch we made back in 2012 in colla...
  • Free Hemlock Tee Pattern

    Today's free download is our always popular Hemlock Tee pattern! Typically this pattern is free for our newsletter subscribers, but for the month ...