Grainline Studio originally began as the personal blog of Jennifer Beeman, the designer and pattern maker behind the patterns. It expanded in mid-2011 with our first pattern, the Tiny Pocket Tank, after receiving numerous requests for the patterns of the garments she was creating for herself. Jennifer studied fashion design at Columbia College where she focused on pattern making and technical design. Prior to graduating she began working as a pattern maker locally until quitting to pursue Grainline Studio full time in 2014.
“Back in 2009 I started my blog, Grainline Studio, as a creative outlet while working as a pattern maker in Chicago. Sensing a hole in the home sewing market, I launched our first pattern in 2011 and things took off from there! I’m passionate about teaching and firmly believe that sewing isn’t hard, you just need to take things one step at a time, figure out what works for you, and that the best tip anyone can give is to practice.
I also believe that there isn’t one technique that works for every person and that’s what’s so great about sewing – the multitude of different ways that can work to achieve the same outcome. My team and I strive to bring you, our customers quality, professional patterns along with all the help and information you may need to bring your ideas to life. You can connect with me on Instagram @jen_beeman.”