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

Learn to Quilt Saturday with Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hartman of oh Fransson! is starting her Charm Squares Baby Quilt class this Saturday at 10 am. In this 3 week class, she will take you all the way from rotary cutting through binding the quilt. Using the walking feet on the Berninas, you will get to explore quilting with this incredibly talented woman. … Continued

Feeling the Mother Love

We have a few great classes coming up to celebrate the amazing Mothers all around us! We have created a special opportunity for parents to take a class with their children. It is difficult to teach children and adults the basics of sewing in the same classroom for a few reasons: all age groups learn … Continued

Loving the Local

It is a great week for spreading the word about Modern Domestic. We have had two lovely pieces in one short week and are totally feeling the love. It is wonderful to hear what people think, see, and feel when they come in to MD. And the photos, they are just beautiful. Have a look … Continued

In good company.

If you want to learn to sew here in Portland, turns out you are in good company. Not only do you have lots of people with a shared interest, but you also have some sewing studio resources that other cites could only dream of. Here is a round up of Modern Domestic and two other … Continued

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