• Farrow with No Pockets

    In our first Farrow Dress variation we’re going to show you how to omit the pockets on your Farrow. A few people asked why anyone would want a dress without pockets on Instagram and I can think of a few. Little known fact, or maybe not I’m not sure, but I wore a pocketless Farrow for […]

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  • 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 | 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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  • Cinch Pouch Tutorial

    I can’t believe it’s already May and Mothers Day is next week! Jen and I made these cute little cinch pouches for our Moms. We are going to fill them with surprises! They make great presents because they are super easy and you can make them using scrap fabric. Because I am using scrap fabric, […]

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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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  • 2015 Pattern Recap: Tamarack Jacket

    Shortly after the release of the Lark Tee, Jen and I started working on some personal pieces. Jen had an idea for a quilted jacket and as soon as she started drafting it, we were both in love. The construction was pretty simple and it was really fun to make something using quilting techniques. As […]

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  • 2015 Pattern Recap: Lark Tee

    It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that we released the Lark Tee. However, it was a pattern we had been thinking about for a long time. Last winter, we couldn’t stop talking about how neither of us could find the perfect layering tee. We would be working in the studio, tugging on […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 pattern however. Figure 01 | Begin by tracing off your sleeve pattern. Draw a line from the center of the shoulder down the length you’d like your sleeve to […]

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  • Tips + Tricks | Chaining (It’s a Video!)

    threadchain from Grainline Studio on Vimeo. 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 chaining, I will chain anything and everything I can. If you’re a quilter, you might already do this, but if not this you may […]

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  • Sewing Tutorial | Zippers with Free Hanging Overlays

    Floaty chiffon style skirts are pretty popular right now, they’re incredibly easy to make and fun to wear, but it can sometimes be strange when that flowing top layer is jammed into a zipper on one side. This is the technique I used on my Cobalt Chiffon Skirt, a technique I first learned at work. […]

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  • 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 tutorial since I’ll be showing you how to sew the both the original version and this modified variation with a curved side hem (shown here).  Here goes…the curved hem […]

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  • Sewing Tutorial | French All Your Seams

    After posting my navy lace scout tee I got a few questions asking how I french seamed my armholes. It can seem a little confusing at first but, as with apparently all of my tutorials, I promise it really is very easy. I’m first going to do a run through of the french seam and […]

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