Every other week, we’ll be profiling one of our customers to find out a little bit about their sewing life. This week the MD Sewist Spotlight is on Grayson Hackney.
Spend this Friday night shopping on your favorite street in Portland!
MD will be participating in Winter Frolic, an evening celebrating your favorite small businesses in the Alberta Arts District including Frock, Garnish, Collage, Tumbleweed, Salt & Straw, Close Knit, and pedX, plus others. Plan a whole evening–don’t miss the bars, coffee shops, and restaurants that help make this area a destination!
We’ll be here hosting our Friday Night Sew-cial from 6-9 pm, so stop by for refreshments and a special discount! 15% off tools, notions, thread, & books…and Bernettes! Pick up the tools to help you craft this holiday season or buy a new machine for the sewist in your life.
Getting a great value does not always mean getting the least expensive. But you already knew that. When we started the store, we had two lines of machines, BERNINA and Janome. We liked them both, but discovered that for a variety of reasons, we would go for a full dealership with BERNINA. One of the main reasons is the value of the machine made by BERNINA is the greatest in the world. BERNINA machines are made in Swiss factories, both in Switzerland and Thailand. They put so much perfection into the manufacturing process, care into the interface on the computerized machines, and they value the education that is provided by dealers to the consumers!
As a company, BERNINA supports their local dealers by not selling machines directly to consumers and not selling machines online and in chain stores. BERNINA continues to use this more unusual model so that customers come into the shops where people sew, meet them, see where the best place to learn is and develop a relationship with the people that will help them sew.
My first BERNINA was purchased in Eugene, at (now gone) 27th Street Fabrics. I give so much credit to Millie, Sylvia, and all the other people that I learned from through the years. They taught me how to sew certainly, but I also learned the value of support from a community of people that were there to care for my machine, answer questions, provide me with knowledge about tools and had loads of knowledge about my machine. When I bought my first BERNINA, 15 years ago, I took Machine Owner classes and Serger classes and learned what the functions of the machine were, how to care for and clean it, what the proper needles and thread were, and how to use it to its fullest! It made me such a better sewist. Imagine a life of sewing without intimidation or fear of buttonholes?
We teach the same classes here, and they are free when you buy your machine from us. You can take them over and over again through the years for no additional charge. Maybe you buy a machine because you think you want to quilt. And you do–for a few years. Then you find yourself drawn towards garment construction, and can’t remember how to use your overlock foot, or sew a buttonhole. You can take the class again. Free.
When you know how to use your machine, you are happy. Your work is better, and your tool works for you! We hope we see you in a MyBERNINA, MyBernette, or Serger Basic class this winter! You will learn how to wind a bobbin, thread your machine, and SO much more!
A little behind the scenes slideshow of MD getting ready for last Friday’s free mini classes and party time–
Thanks to everyone for being enthusiastic during our mini classes, for stopping by to show love and support during the party, and for making this the best place to come work, teach, sew, and play!
We hope you can swing by this weekend to get the machine of your dreams! We have a super sale going on starting Black Friday and you won’t want to miss these offers. We have added some even hotter discounts to the BERNINA Holiday event that is going on, and it means that all sewing machines and sergers are on sale!
- 15% off all bernette machines.
- BERNINA 215 sewing machine for $699
- $150 off all machines $999 and up. This includes 3 Series machine and all sergers.
- 15% off all 5 Series machines, Aurora 450′s and Artista machines.
- Gift with purchase of BERNINA 830LE with a free bernette 46 or jumbo hoop.
- 25% off one machine accessory up to $200.
- 20% off select software packages.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to our personalized holiday napkins!
- 18″ x18″ linen square (could also be a linen-cotton blend), natural color
- Burgundy thread. We used Mettler’s 100% polyester, Metrosene 0764.
- Serger set for a roll hem and Maxi-Lock’s neon serger thread cones- in pink, orange, and green.
- Our current classroom machine, the BERNINA Aurora 450.
- 2 strips of OESD’s Fusible Tear-Away stabilizer, 2″ wide
And of course we are happily participating! There is something for every sewist to take advantage of, from the sweet offer on the BERNINA 215 for only $699 to the top of the line 830LE that is available with a free jumbo hoop or bernette 46. Here is the full rundown of deals and discounts, we hope to see you soon to help you choose your dream machine, software, and or accessory. Click here for coupons and details.
Yesterday morning was spent signing many of you lovelies up for the free mini class (which filled up in a couple hours, eep!), and yesterday afternoon and evening was spent telling more of you they were full. Boo. We hope those of you who were not able to get into the classes this time, keep a look out for the next round. Something tells me we will have to do this again in December! If you aren’t going to be here stitchin’ up some cute napkins, you can come by, have a champaign cocktail, and take advantage of some great Friday-only sales!
- 15% off cutting equiptment. Scissors, rotary cutters and mats!
- 10% off pressing equipment. Oliso irons, hams, and more!
And you can pre-shop the amazing BERNINA Holiday event that begins Saturday! Check out all these ways to save:
- Free jumbo hoop or Bernette 46 with BERNINA 830LE purchase
- $150 off any one new BERNINA product $999 or more
- 25% Off any one BERNINA Accessory up to $200
- Save 20% on Designer+, Embroidery+, CutWork, My Label Software
- Enhanced BERNINA 350PE (FHS installed- limited time only)
- BERNINA 215 for only $699
We’re so excited to ring in another holiday season of making at Modern Domestic! To kick things off the best way, let’s make our Thanksgiving tables extra special with a customized linen napkin. FREE mini-classes will be held this Friday November 18th to stitch up this awesome project. ALL SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. Make the most of our current classroom machines, the BERNINA Aurora 450, by maximizing the extra wide stitch width (9mm!!) for decorative stitching. Plus, you’ll get to explore the memory function by stitching out the name of your family and friends. Give it some punch with neon thread in the serger for a roll hem that will stand out! As always, all supplies are included–linen, thread, stabilizer, and neon serger thread.
Multiple sessions are available but call NOW, these classes fill in a hot minute. Your choice of times include 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, & 7:30 pm, with 8 spots available in each session. The one hour mini-class will get you going and you’ll be able to complete just one napkin. Kits that will include linen squares, use of thread, and open sew time to work will be available if you’re ready to whip up a whole table full!
And come back (or stay!) for the party in the evening. Food, drinks, and good cheer all around as we celebrate our expansion, our good friends, and happy sewing at MD! The party starts at 6:00 so be sure to come by and say Hi!
Holiday savings with BERNINA start Saturday November 19th. Been daydreaming? Check out the coupons and special offers we will have available for machines and accessories!