We know the value of a well oiled machine! And with the arrival of spring, we would love to help get yours running smoothly again. Grab this coupon and enjoy the lowest price we have ever offered on a Clean, Oil, and Adjust for your precious gal. Remember, anytime you service your machine at Modern Domestic, you receive free open sewing (normally $8/hour) for the entire time we have your machine. This coupon is valid now-May 31st.
This week, our spotlight is on one of our newest teachers, Elizabeth Buss. She is teaching several excellent classes, including Delicate Fabric Techniques: Taffy Blouse, Pintuck Blouse, and Spring Sundress. Keep an eye out for more awesome classes from Elizabeth, and read on to learn more about her sewing life.
We all know contemporary sewing machines are going to come with decorative stitches to complement the utility stitches. But why? — READ MORE —
There are quilts (almost two) and lovely curtains, and just the other day, a couple of new pillowcases. I am really making progress on the girlification of my daughters bedroom!
I was scrolling through some photos and came across these gems. I thought it appropriate to share with our second anniversary weekend upon us. Modern Domestic opened its humble doors two years ago with the high hopes of fulfilling our dream of become the sewing studio we had diligently planned on. When Lupine and I look back we welt with pride. Amy, Jen, Erica, Meredith, Tony, Shelly, Lupine and I have worked so hard to get where we are now and what a joy it has been getting to know all of our lovely MD customers. My partner and co-workers are my closest friends and Lupine and I feel honored to work amongst such talent. We are still amazed on a regular basis that this is actually our job! All of us feel lucky to be able to share our love and knowledge of sewing with you.
When I was recently working on a set of spring pillows, I wanted to have a simple one-color design with an oversized motif. My idea was to complement and tone down the brighter colors and complex piecing of the others in the set. We had just sold an 830E and with it went the Jumbo Hoop I was hoping to use. Faced with the dilemma of producing an embroidery design large enough to fill in my 20″ pillow, I remembered the Circular Embroidery Attachment. I had blogged about it here after using it at BU last summer and had indeed taken one home to play with, but with no clear idea until now. I used the deer silhouette found on Embroidery Design Studio and enlarged it to fill my large oval hoop.
Happy Easter to all of you wonderful bunnies. We are open today, regular hours. We hope you have a few minutes to get some sewing in and have the chance to come by to say hello! — READ MORE —
Get your springtime table off to a happy start–be it for Easter, Mother’s Day, or everyday! I modified my Personalized Napkin project with spring colors and motifs in mind. These can instantly add life to any table.
As the daylight stays later this time of year, my lovely daughters struggle to go to bed at a reasonable hour and have been requesting some curtains for their room. They have wooden blinds, but they’re not particularly stylish and let a lot of light in through the cracks. In order to achieve the light-blocking that is necessary, I have set out to sew them lined drapes. True confession: I hate sewing window treatments. They are big and awkward and just squares when finished. Good thing that I have Michelle!