Day of Craft Shop Hop

Friday June 18th, ALL DAY LONG (10am-9pm)! In honor of Etsy’s birthday “Day of Craft” event we will be having sewing machine maintenance demos all day long at MD! This will be in conjunction with a special discount of 15% on all sewing machine maintenance supplies, including needles. We have these really useful (and cute, … Continued

How to Hem Jeans

Amy shares a great jean hemming tip over at Really Handmade. Have a look, you will be amazed at this cool way to get your jeans to look like you picked them up from the tailors. I have quite a few favorite tools when it comes to sewing. I’ve used countless brands of scissors, rulers, … Continued

My, what a busy weekend

This weekend is a busy one at Modern Domestic. We will have our usual friday night fun, followed by a busy Saturday including the first session of the Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt, Ties for Tying, and the Portland Modern Quilt Guild Sewing Night. Sunday is busting at the seams with classes as well. Susanna Scott will … Continued

Favorite Things: Erasable Markers

This post is from our lovely Amy Alan. She shares tips and tools and other great sewing knowledge in the store many days a week and even teaches classes. We love her for her funny laugh and fine penmanship, you will love her for her warm smile and impressive sewing skills. I found a few … Continued

Sewing Japanese

For any of you who have ever picked up a beautiful Japanese pattern book, admired the simple elegance of the photos and clothing patterns, and flipped back to the instruction book in the back and sighed, as you realized that your Japanese reading skills were rusty (or nonexistent) we have an solution for you! Next … Continued

More from Sally

Have a look at what Sally has to say over at bolt neighborhood about double needles. She has demonstrated their amazing abilities in all of her knit classes at MD. The experience of using one of these twin needle wonders is thrilling for the sewist and  results in professionally finished garments even for beginners. Sometimes … Continued

Sundays with Sally

We have a regular Sunday date with the talented Sally Hess at Modern Domestic. She is here nearly every week teaching something. Last week it was the Good Night and Get Lucky: Camisole and Panties class, this week it is the T-Shirt class. Nearly every week, she is here at MD sharing her love of … Continued

Make Felt with Margy

Margy Alexander shares a bit more about the process of making felt. The softness of the wool, endless possibilities design wise and fun of exploring fiber all become evident in these pictures she has provided. There is a class coming right up this Saturday the 22nd at 1:30, so have a look and see what … Continued

Can there be anything better than a wrap skirt?

Well, maybe a few things, but for summer, a wrap skirt can get you pretty far. Now just imagine that your favorite wrap skirt was really two skirts in one, didn’t have a bulky tie, and was a bit more modern than usual. This is just what Martha McQuade had in mind when she created … Continued

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