Saturday morning, Michelle and I headed north to spend the day at Sew Expo in Puyallup. The plan was to meet with Amy and Alice from the BERNINA Corporate marketing and team up to search for some new sewing trends.
What are you doing this Wednesday? Every 4 years, there is a great chance to do something delightful with February’s special day. February 29th is the perfect time to treat yourself to a fabulous top of the line BERNINA 580, 820 or 830LE! With no interest and equal payments until 2016, next leap year, why… Read more »
We have so many new classes coming up at MD! These projects are all stylish and fashion forward, and full of great new sewing skills and techniques. We have Coats, Smocked Dresses, a whole Figgy’s Patterns workshop, Jeans, and so so much more! Here are some photos of class samples, click the current class list to… Read more »
Over the weekend I decided it was time to create my first machine embroidery masterpiece. I have been making moves toward embracing all the magic that is machine embroidery since we became an Excellence Dealer last year. I have admired the little hooped machine embroidery images that Meredith created last year, and now have decided that… Read more »
Oh the envelope pillow. What a simple, rewarding, easy, and fun little project. With a recent move to SW Portland, I have added a new house, sofa, and style to my life. The easiest, most instant way to accessorize is by far the pillow. It needs just a wee bit of fabric, in this cases… Read more »
This coming week we will launch both our biannual classroom sale and the BERNINA financing event. Both events begin this Thursday, These are the same machines that many of you have fallen in love with over the last 5 months. All classroom machines have been meticulously maintained and get a last additional tune-up before they… Read more »
As you can see, we have a beautiful new website! We have been working on this for a while, and as anyone who has ever designed and/or built a website knows, it is a heap of work! There is the design part, it has to look pretty in the end, right?
We are excited to be entering a new chapter of kids sewing classes at MD. While we are totally bummed to see Shelly Figueroa step away from teaching all the kids sewing classes, we are so happy for the fabulous growth of her beautiful children’s pattern line: Figgy’s Patterns. Shelly brought light-hearted fun, a great attitude, and… Read more »
Where do you go online when looking for sewing resources? Or for communities of like-minded sewists? Inspiration and guidance? I have a few! The Sew Weekly I love their “Make This Look” series where she finds lovely lovely looks and pairs it with a corresponding pattern and fabric selection. BurdaStyle Patterns you can download at home, projects and… Read more »