Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt Review

I’m a quilter.

Not an apparel sewer.

….well….just maybe I’ve changed my mind.

I love the idea of being inspired by a pattern or fabric and feeling skilled enough to turn it into a wearable item. My husband always says how many quilts do you need honey…this solves everything!

I was first inspired to make clothes as SewOk Retreat about a year and a half ago after watching my sweet friends Leslie and Caroline whip up adorable clothes in just hours, making it seem easy. Now it’s going to take some time for me to feel truly comfortable with sewing garments but I love trying things out!

One of the scariest things looking at garments is knit.

It just terrifies me.

Conquer your fears right?!?

Thanks to numerous pep talks and the introduction to what I call the lightening stitch, I took the plunge and man I love knits. It’s amazing. And it doesn’t fray.

The Linden Sweatshirt Pattern was one of my first knit garment sewing projects. If you have never sewn knit I STRONGLY RECOMMEND making this pattern. It’s as easy as it comes. And no real hemming (another of my fears!).


I chose to make mine out of Art Gallery knit from Hello Bear and a solidΒ Robert Kaufman knitΒ (both are linked for places to buy).

I love how it turned out. I’m still working on getting a softer stitch on the bottom (it’s a little wavy) but other than that it’s golden! And COMFORTABLE!!!! I’ll be making more to keep me warm in the Texas “winter”.


And of course I had to show of my baby bump! Can’t wait to meet our little dude!

If you are ready to try out the Linden Sweatshirt, purchase the pattern here from Grainline Studio.

Happy Sewing~Kristen

****pattern and fabric were purchased by me and all of the options are my own :)****