Modern Domestic transforms substance into style through a curated fabric selection, instruction for sewists of all stripes, and an inspiring emphasis on community.

Modern Domestic is a BERNINA excellence dealer – any Bernina sold comes with four complimentary classes in our fully-equipped studio. We’ll service sewing machines from any major brand. And we’ll abet any project with technical support, tools and accessories, thread, advice, and inexhaustible enthusiasm.

Located in the DIY heart of NE Portland, Modern Domestic will help you thread even the finest of needles, encouraging naturals and novices alike to make an art out of craft.




Modern Domestic is always pleased to accept trade-in machines to put towards the purchase of a new BERNINA. Very rarely do we see BERNINA machines traded in as most people can’t seem to part with their dear old friends and would rather pass them down to their children or new sewist friends. At the moment, we have three pre-owned BERNINA’s! This has never happened. We get calls all the time to see if we have pre-owned BERNINA’s and usually the answer is no.

photo 1The BERNINA 820 is a top of the line beauty with features that will make you drool. If you thought you could never afford an 8 series BERNINA, guess again, this 12 inch armed honey is priced to make someone’s day.

photo 4The BERNINA Artista 200 was the creme de la creme of sewing and embroidery a decade ago. The extra large screen and sewing capabilities of this machine are still something to admire.

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This is your chance to get that serger you have been craving to have in your sewing room. The BERNINA 2000DCE does every stitch that the MD classroom sergers can do. This one won’t last long!

All of MD’s pre-owned machines have been serviced and are in ship shape condition to go home with you. Please call for pricing and further details.