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.


Home Sewn Weekend special guest Susan Beal

Our first of morning of Home Sewn Weekend will include a special visit with craft writer, Susan Beal. Her newest book, Hand-Stitched Home, features sewing projects of all types and skill levels sewn with luscious Pendleton wool. Many projects were created by Susan along with several Portland designers including multiple MD staff members, including Lupine, Michelle Freedman, and Meredith. Think quilting, garments, bags, pillows and more! Susan will be joining us for a trunk show and book signing as attendants get their first sewing project underway–a lightweight Pendleton and Double Gauze cowl with a button closure. Susan is an exciting designer and genuine person as you can see by her gracious interview below. Everyone is sure to be inspired for fall wool sewing afterward!