I’ve been busily (and secretly) working on some spring-time projects. The weather outside is not cooperating with this frame of mind but I have powered through. These will eventually serve as inspiration for tutorials, projects, classes, free mini-classes, and more! I’ve been especially trying to incorporate machine embroidery into everyday home dec items – not too fussy or precious, just simple, modern everyday pieces.
We love learning all about our customer’s sewing backgrounds through the Sewist Spotlight, and we are so excited to also start profiling some of our awesome teachers, as well as Bolt and MD’s fantastic staff. Keep an eye out for teacher and staff profiles over the coming weeks. This week, our spotlight is on one of Bolt Fabric Boutique’s wonderful employees, Hannah VanLom. Learn more about Hannah below and check out her new lovely blog, Drift Here.
Home Dec sewists, interested in a foot that helps easily execute a covered double welt cord? Or a quick way to attach double welt cord to say… a pillow? Interested in couching two decorative cordings? It’s no problem to make single cord piping with this foot either. It’s just that versatile. Take a look at #60, the Double Cord Foot. There are not one, BUT TWO grooves on the bottom of the sole, to accommodate more than row of cording. There’s a technique for covering them that I’ll show you. — 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 grab a spot, don’t wait cause they have been filling up like crazy! — READ MORE —
Lupine, Meredith and I had the pleasure of sampling the new Beginning Quilting of the Frame class. Our new teachers, Cherri and Rachel, wanted to do a run-through and we were more than eager to volunteer. I was overjoyed to finally be able to learn the ins and outs of this grand apparatus that has been taunting us since we set it up in October!
MD is excited to be able to bring in a wider book selection, as a resource for beginners and beyond. These titles have been chosen for a variety of reasons, but mostly as books you would go to again and again for inspiration, skill, and execution.
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 my own home needs some hoop decor.
This week, we’ll be profiling one of our beloved MD employees to find out more about her sewing life. Not only does Meredith work at Modern Domestic, she teaches all sorts of awesome classes here as well. If you’re interested in learning to how to sew, check out her Zippered Pouch or Sweet & Simple Apron classes. She’ll help you conquer your serger fears in her Beginning Serger Knit Cardigan and Leggings classes, and this spring she’s bringing back a great class on Colette Patterns’ excellent mens button-down shirt pattern, Negroni.
If you missed our recent free mini class on how to make a super adorable headband on the new 530 or you’ve just been looking for an excuse to take the decorative stitches on your machine out for a spin, here is your chance!