• How To Sew Mitered Corners | Grainline Studio How To Sew Mitered Corners

    The first time I sewed a mitered corner was in 2016; it was a revelation. Up until that point, I had finished corners by folding the seam allowances of the hem and side seam under one another before stitching them down. It didn't seem to matter how many pins I used to hold everything in [...] Continue Reading
  • A Guide To Seam Finishes | Grainline Studio A Guide To Seam Finishes for Woven Fabrics

    We've slowly been combing through our post archives in order to update older posts, and simultaneously identify gaps in the resources we provide. Outside of two French seam posts - one that covers a how to for straight and curved seams and another for right angles - we've never provided a comprehensive guide for common [...] Continue Reading
  • Strategic Backtack Placement | Grainline Studio 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 strategic backtack placement and try to start and stop whenever possible in a non-noticeable place on my garment. I'll show you what I mean on this Scout [...] Continue Reading
  • Best of 2015: Variations and Tutorials

    Have you noticed we have a theme going this December? We have spent this last month of 2015 talking a lot about the patterns we have put out, our personal makes, and what’s been a hit on the blog. To stay in that theme, we wanted to take the time to look back on some […]

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  • 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 I would show the difference in yardage needed to cut this pattern with the fabric folded vs. the fabric flat. Home sewing patterns have you cut your pieces […]

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  • 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 grain. I find this cuts down a bit on stretch at the shoulder seam and neckline. Super easy!

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