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

Love and Scissors.

We feel so lucky to have such a lovely bunch of teachers and friends at MD. Have a look at this kind post from Autumn; she says the nicest things about us! And here is another nice blurb in the Neighborhood Notes blog (scroll down to the NE section). All these words of love and … Continued

Shirts for you, pants for them.

This week at Modern Domestic, there are a few spaces available in a couple of popular classes. Sally Hess has added not one but two sessions of her ever popular T-shrit class and one of those sessions starts Tuesday. This class will get you making some awesome shirts on a sewing machine, you can also … Continued

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