• 2016 in Review: Textile Tutorials

    One of our most fun adventures in the studio in 2016 was creating, On the Surface, our textile tutorial series. There are so many techniques that you can use to customize your fabric at home. Stay tuned because there are more coming in 2017! original post The first tutorial we put together was potato stamping. The […]

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  • On the Surface | Natural Dyeing

    We are fastly approaching the end of summer! There are only a few weeks left. That is not going to stop us from doing some summery themed natural dyeing. Today we are going to be showing you how we made this perfect dusty rosé naturally dyed Scout Tee using avocado pits. It sews up beautifully […]

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  • 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 use the lines marked on the pattern. When shortening the Willow into a crop however, we recommend shortening from the bottom. This keeps the top from becoming too wide at the […]

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  • On the Surface | Potato Printing

    Hey! We have an exciting new series of tutorials for you. We are going to be showing you how to design fabric using all types of surface printing techniques. We are partnering with Dharma Trading Co. aka our favorite resource for buying basic high quality fabrics and surface design supplies. Our first tutorial is Potato […]

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  • 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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  • Some of Our Favorite Coats

    We did this with the Linden a little while back and thought now would be a good time to refresh everybody on some older coat posts we have done. This is a new thing we are trying to post about because at this point Grainline has been around of a while and there’s a ton of […]

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  • Some of Our Favorite Lindens

    Lately in the studio, we have been reminiscing about old Lindens we have made and talking about just how much use we have gotten out of our different versions. I thought today I would talk a bit about a few pervious Lindens that have been posted to the blog. I wanted to feature specific examples that […]

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  • Get Ready for the Lark Tee Sew Along

    We have been sealing and shipping orders like crazy this week! So if you ordered a Lark Tee, it shouldn’t be long before you receive it (if you haven’t already). What does that mean for us here at Grainline? It’s time to start the Lark Tee Sew Along! We will be starting up the Sew […]

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  • Appliqué Linden Tutorial

    Today I have another Linden Sweatshirt tutorial for you, I’ll be demonstrating how to appliqué your Linden with a fun phrase or word. I’ve been seeing sweatshirts pop up for sale with appliquéd phrases on them, usually either French or funny, but I thought it would be fun to make one of my own! You should have […]

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  • Split Hem Linden Tutorial

    A few months back I posted this split hem mariner stripe Linden and just realized that I never shared the tutorial on how I split the hem. This is a super easy alteration that adds a nice custom touch to the basic sweatshirt version. I really like it paired with a sweater knit but it would […]

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  • Madewell Scout Variation: Sewing Tutorial

    Alright, here we go with the sewing portion of the Madewell Scout Variation. If you missed the pattern tutorial you can find it here. For this tutorial you’ll need the following supplies… Scout Tee pattern altered using the tutorial found here Fabric – I used Robert Kauffman’s 6.5oz Indigo Denim Scissors, thread, pins, sewing machine…you […]

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  • 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 pretty long as one post. For this variation tutorial you will need the following things… Scout Tee Pattern Rulers (straight and curved) Pencil Paper You can click the below images […]

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  • Sewing Tutorial | Quick & Easy Plaid Matching

    I’ve gotten a lot of questions about plaid matching since the release of the Archer Button Up Shirt and especially now with Archer Appreciation Month. Today I’m going to show you a really easy quick way to make sure your plaids match up. Personally I’m of the camp where I don’t worry too much about […]

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  • Sewing Tutorial | Lakeside Pajama Shorts Binding

    I thought I’d share a little tutorial on applying the bias binding to the shorts of the Lakeside Pajamas. The rest of the sewing is pretty straightforward but this part can get a little tricky due to the binding of the side seams. We’ll be starting with step 9 in the Lakeside Pajama instructions. Step […]

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  • Knit Scout Tutorial

    Are you guys ready for the knit Scout Tee instructions? I’ve made this tutorial using a serger for a majority of the construction but if you don’t have one, or just don’t prefer to use one, you can use a regular machine. If you are using a sewing machine rather than a serger, my recommendation […]

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