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  • 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 ...
  • Free Fabric Scrap Statement Earrings Tutorial

    Today's free tutorial is for these super cute fabric scrap statement earrings! We were inspired by a set Rachel Comey earrings we saw and thought,...
  • Free Pickle Ornament Pattern

    Today's free tutorial is our cute little pickle ornament! Lexi created this ornament pattern last winter based on her family tradition of the Chr...
  • Free Zippered Fruit Pouches Tutorial

    In today's free tutorial we're making fruit shaped pouches! Watermelon and lemon to be exact, but change up the colors and they can be any fruit y...
  • Snowy Owl Ornament Pattern

    Today's free pattern is our little snowy owl ornament! This was our second holiday ornament and like the narwhal, it's great hung on a tree or mad...
  • Free Scrunchie & Hair Bow Tutorial and Pattern

    In today's free tutorial we're showing you how to turn your small or odd shaped fabric scraps into scrunchies and hair tie bows! Aimee originally...
  • Free Cinch Pouch Tutorial for Gifts!

    Today's free tutorial is our popular cinch pouch pattern! These are perfect as reusable gift wrapping, project bags, jewelry storage, and more! Yo...
  • Free Narwhal Ornament Pattern

    Today's download is our first every holiday ornament, the Narwhal! We've seen many amazing versions over the years since we released this lil cuti...
  • Free Downloadable Pattern Cards for Home Sewing!

    We're starting out the month with our very own pattern cards geared specifically at home sewing! If you're familiar with the garment industry, pat...
  • Free Download December!

    We're so excited to announce Free Download December here at Grainline! This past year we've been going over our old blog posts and realized just h...
  • Last Day to Save 20% on Patterns & Tools!

    Today is the last day to save 20% on your order with our annual Give Thanks Sale! The details on this years Give Thanks Sale are as follows… Sal...
  • Lexi's Gingham Augusta

    The other day I read a comment someone posted about one of our patterns that read “so simple but so different” I think this is a perfect descri...
  • Pattern Essentials Tool Kits are Back in Stock!

    Great news, our Pattern Essentials Tool Kits are now back in stock! We debuted these awesome kits right before the pandemic took hold and they so...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 11 – Hemming your Augusta

      Today's lesson is the final one in our Augusta Sew-Along, we'll be sewing up the mitered hem! Learn how we sew it up as well as get my tips for ...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 10 – Short Cuffed Sleeve

    In today's lesson we'll be assembling and setting our short cuffed sleeve. I'll walk you through assembling and attaching the cuff and you'll als...
  • Augusta Sew Along: Day 09 – Setting the Long Sleeves

    In today's lesson we'll be assembling and setting our long sleeve. Learn my tips for reducing puckering and tucks and get a smooth sleeve cap! If...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 08 – Assembling & Attaching the Collar

    It's collar time! In this lesson we're assembling our collar and attaching it to our shirts. All that's left after this are the sleeves and hem! ...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 7 – Sewing the Yoke and Side Seams

    In today's lesson we'll be sewing our yokes using the famous burrito method! This method has a reputation for being difficult, but with my fool p...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 06 – Sewing the Darts & Back Pleat

    It's an easy lesson today! We start with darts – the difference between the dart on the 0-18 and 14-30 patterns, and then demo how to sew each on...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 05 Assembling & Attaching the Lapels

    In today's lesson I'll start by walking you through how to apply your fusible interfacing. After that we'll assemble and attach the lapels that f...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 4 – Cutting your Fabric & Interfacing

    Join us as we sew our brand new Augusta Shirt & Dress! During this series we'll cover all aspects of making our Augusta Shirt & Dress! Th...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 03 - Advanced Adjustments

    Are you ready for today's lesson?  In this video we discuss advanced pattern adjustments for your Augusta. Covered techniques are repositioning y...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 2 – Choosing a Size & Basic Adjustments

    Today's video focuses on best practices for choosing a size and basic pattern adjustments. We cover blending between sizes, lengthening and short...
  • Augusta Sew-Along: Day 1 – Intro, Fabrics & Supplies

    Our first video in the Augusta Sew-Along is live! Today we walk you through the pattern details, talk about the supplies you'll need to complete y...
  • Get Ready for the Augusta Sew-Along!

      It's time to talk about the Augusta Sew-Along! We wanted to wait until you all received your patterns before we got started which means the firs...
  • Paper Uniform 14 – 30 Patterns are Now in Stock!

    In addition to the Augusta shipping this week, we're so excited to announce that the Uniform Tunic paper pattern is now in stock in both our 0 – 1...
  • Meet the Augusta Shirt & Dress!

    I'm so excited to release our newest pattern Augusta today! This pattern is an idea I've wanted to make come to life for a while and it kind of s...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 16 – Buttons & Buttonholes

    It's our final lesson of the Archer Sew-Along, inserting our buttonholes and attaching our buttons! In this video I walk you though how to place ...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 15 – Hemming

    Today's lesson is all about hemming! We're walking you through the traditional 1/4" double fold hem we use in the pattern instructions, as well a...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 14 – Attaching the Cuffs

     After attaching our collars we've got a quick lesson for you today – attaching your cuffs! After this there's just hemming and buttons/buttonho...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 13 – Assembling & Attaching the Collar

    In this lesson we're walking you through the steps necessary to assemble and attach your shirt collar. This process isn't hard, we promise, but i...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 12 – Sewing the Side Seams

    We've got a quick lesson for you today, sewing your side seams. Even though it's a short video that doesn't mean we haven't packed it full of tip...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 11 – Setting your Sleeves

    It's time to set our sleeves! In this video I'll be showing you my technique to easily set your sleeves without puckers. If you've ever been nerv...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 10 – Inserting your Sleeve Plackets

    Today we're inserting the sleeve plackets. I know from teaching that this is something that a lot of people struggle with, but I've developed some...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 09 - Burrito Yoke Method

    It's time for our much anticipated burrito yoke tutorial! If you've ever struggled with this method this video is for you. I'll walk you through o...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 08 – Yoke Method 1

    Today we're sewing up the yoke using the method described in our pattern instructions. This is a straightforward sewing technique with no fancy tr...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 07 – Assembling the Backs

    Week 4 of the Archer Sew-Along starts today! We just published the first video of the week, assembling the backs. On Thursday we'll be sharing th...
  • Archer Sew-Along: Day 06 – Pockets

    In today's Archer Sew-Along lesson we're forming and attaching our pockets. The pockets are front and center on your shirt so you'll want to make...