The best place to be…

…when it rains is behind a sewing machine at Modern Domestic. This fall is packed with amazing classes. Each one will teach you new and amazing skills, introduce you to a fabulous teacher, the world of presser feet, the coolest sewing companions and classmates and makes for a great way to spend a few evenings … Continued

MD Sewist Spotlight: Marco Murillo

Every other week, we’ll be profiling one of our customers to find out a little bit about their sewing life. This week the MD Sewist Spotlight is on Marco Murillo. Marco started in 2010, and before getting his studio set up was a frequent visitor to MD’s Open Sew. How long have you been … Continued

Making Patterns that Fit

Talking about making patterns scares a lot of people, and it shouldn’t. It’s fun and easy for anyone with basic math skills to do. Sure, you need to learn about things like body curves and remember to think in terms of fractions, but that gets easier once you start to play with patterns. In the … Continued

Hand Smocked Roundup

I love paging through my old family photos and looking back at my childhood, outfits and all. My mom, who has been my sewing inspiration since I was twelve, hand-smocked so many beautiful little dresses for me. I have always wanted to learn how to do it; it’s so adorable, feminine and has such a … Continued

Sewing for Boys Book Giveaway!

The wait is over! Our lovely and talented sewing instructor Shelly Figueroa’s first book, Sewing for Boys, is here! (And if you haven’t yet, read my interview with her over on the Bolt Neighborhood blog.) Shelly and Karen LePage, like many of you, have special boys in her life. While yours might be sons, grandsons, … Continued

Autumn BERNINA Sale Event Begins this Thursday!

Come see us this Thursday the 15th through the 26th and save on the perfect tools for all of your fall sewing! You may be ready for an upgrade, or just wishing for the perfect entry-level machine. We have a full line of bernette and BERNINA sewing machines, and the Autumn Savings Event is a … Continued

The BERNINA Love Deepens

Recently I received a call at the shop from Mike Parish of BERNINA of America. He is the current acting President and when I realized that he was actual calling me, I nearly tipped over. When we spoke on the phone, he invited me to attend a dealer panel in Chicago over 2 days and … Continued