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

Special awesome deal for Bolt Sale Shoppers.

Free sewing to sale shoppers this weekend! For every $100 dollars you spend at Bolt this weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday), you will get a free hour of open sewing at Modern Domestic. One hour of open sewing is normally 8 bucks and gives you the chance to come in and cut, serge, sew, and play … Continued

If Only We All Were 11

Modern Domestic hosted an eleven year old birthday party Sunday. We had five girls and they all finished darling skirts. All the girls but one had some previous sewing experience, so they got right to it. Shelly took them through her project runway skirt class in about two hours. They were thrilled, and so were … Continued

Bolt Spring Fabric Sale

Have you ever been to this? It is a not-to-be-missed by those who sew or simply love fabric event and it is this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are hoards of people, so give yourself enough time to shop and bring a friend to stand in line with. The sale benefits Sisters of the … Continued

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