Our classes are a great way to enhance your sewing abilities.
Offering you a variety of fun classes
Our instructors work with you in a one-on-one or group setting to ensure that you leave Modern Domestic a more confident sewist than when you arrived.
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Every purchase of a BERNINA machine at Modern Domestic receives MyBERNINA classes and the MD / BERNINA warranty. Even if you’ve taken a machine owner class before you can always come back for a refresher.
LEARN TO SEW
You have never touched a sewing machine before or it has been years since you have. You know very little to nothing about sewing but you are eager to get started.
You’ve taken a class or two and are starting to get comfortable with the basics. You know what a seam allowance is, you’ve sewn a little on your own, but you still need a little help with remembering how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin. These classes usually have little if any homework to complete outside of class time. The prerequisite for any Beginner class is a Sew Basics class, Learn to Sew class, or equivalent. This skill level is not for people who have never used a sewing machine before.
You have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters. You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit. You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). Classes generally require homework.
You’re no longer intimidated by the idea of reading a pattern and comfortable reading a pattern and have made a number of projects. You would like to learn different methods of zipper installation or how to alter your patterns. You’re venturing into more complicated patterns (e.g., lined garments, plackets, collars, zippered fly). Classes are faster paced and generally require homework.
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Friday Night Sew-cial
Bring a friend and a bottle of wine and spend an evening full of productivity and inspiration. Created to become your favorite go-to place for some sewing companionship, Friday will become the best night of the week to get projects done!
Modern Domestic Patchwork Society
Are you a quilter at heart? Come socialize every month with like minded quilters where you can share tips and tricks, work on MD’s annual quilt project and more, all the while being in great company.
Modern Domestic Sewing Society
Learn new tips, tricks, and skills while we inspire you to try new tools, presser feet, techniques and projects.
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MODERN DOMESTIC CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
Full payment is due to secure your spot upon signing up for a class. 100% of class fee is refundable or transferable to another class if cancellation is done at least 72 hours before class. There is NO REFUND OR TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO ANOTHER CLASS IF WE RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF YOUR INABILITY TO ATTEND CLASS WITH LESS THAN 72 HOURS NOTICE. Sorry, we are not able to make exceptions. This ensures the teachers are compensated for their time, and other students waiting for spots in full classes are not missing class opportunities due to late cancellations. No-shows forfeit any refund or exchange.
If you would like to learn to sew something that is not on the MD schedule, a private lesson could be a good option for you. We can help you sew anything from a custom bench seat cover to a king-sized quilt to the perfectly fit pair of jeans. ONE-ON-ONE SEWING LESSONS: $50/hour with a 2 hour minimum (call to schedule, or sign up on our webstore) SMALL GROUP LESSONS: $75/hour for 2-3 students with a 2 hour minimum (call to schedule) PRIVATE LESSONS: $120/hour for 4-6 students with a 2 hour minimum (call to schedule) Call Modern Domestic today to schedule a private lesson (503) 808-9910
$8/hr or $14/hr if working with another sewist on the same project. (includes regular classroom machines and sergers, cutting tables, irons, and many tools)
Day rate of $30/day available.
Prepaid punch cards are available @ $60/10 hours (+2 hours to give to a friend).
MD has a long-arm quilt frame available for independent open sewing. In order to use the quilt frame, you must first take the Beginner Quilting on the Frame class or have equivilant experience. Use of the BERNINA Quilt Frame is sold by the hour with a 2 hour minimum. The rate is $20/hour. Hourly rental does not include thread or batting, but both are available for purchase at MD.