Early Fall Classes are Posted!

In the last few weeks we have been looking at all of the wonderful new class proposals and samples that have arrived from our lovely teachers. We sure are lucky to have Portland’s most talented and creative sewing teachers right here at MD. Thanks ladies for all your hard work and inspirational projects! We wouldn’t … Continued

My Modern Domestic Life: Bathroom Makeover

I must apologize, this post is not specifically about sewing, but I promise it will lead into it for my next one! For the last two weeks, we have been consumed with remodeling our bathroom. I have been working day and night, tiling until midnight, forgetting to eat dinner, relying on my dear friends to … Continued

New to the Shop: Thread choices!

Everyone knows I’ve never met a thread I didn’t like (except old brittle thread, no thanks!). To that end, no one thread is perfect for every job. Sometimes you need a thicker thread for your attractive topstitching. Sometimes you need a delicate bling for an accent on your project. Sometimes you need more color choices … Continued

Introducing the BERNINA 5 Series

We met them in Texas, you will meet there here at MD in just a few more weeks. These machines are beautiful! They are packed with features, and we are going to burst with excitement when the boxes arrive in the shop. I wanted to share with you three little video introductions to the BERNINA … Continued

My Modern Domestic Life: Pinterest Obsession!

All of my students have heard me rave about my recent obsession — Pinterest! Oh my, I can spend hours on this inspirational website. If you haven’t already gotten hooked on it, you MUST check it out! Here’s how it works: First of all, you have to be invited so find a friend who has … Continued