Sergery–Understanding Differential Feed

Differential Feed. You may have seen this term in your serger manual or printed on the face of your machine and wondered what it means. It’s one of the many features that distinguishes a sewing machine from a serger. First off, a serger has two individual sets of feed dogs unlike a sewing machine. They’re … Continued

Family Portrait

You know, it’s pretty rare for all of us to be at the store at the same time, but this afternoon the stars aligned. We’re always happy to be together; giggling, (us girls more than Tony the Tiger, he mostly rolls his eyes and snickers lovingly at us) sharing funny non-MD stories (Michelle usually takes … Continued

Japanese Dress for My Littles

A recent trip to Uwajimaya to get some sticky rice turned into a stroll through the Japanese sewing book section. I forced myself to decide on only one title, and I picked this little beauty for the girls. Sewing Japanese kids clothing is quite fun. The projects require very little fabric (this came entirely from … Continued

Meredith shares some Love and Knowledge

This morning over at Colette Patterns, Meredith offers great tips on buying a sewing machine. She is certainly one to know, as she has sewn on many, sees loads come into the shop, and teaches our Machine Owner classes at MD (those are the ones you get for free when you buy a new machine … Continued

Summer BERNINA Sewing Machine Giveaway

We are super duper thrilled to be able to giveaway a brand new BERNINA 215 sewing machine! This new model is all cozied up in its box at MD, waiting for some lucky winner to take her home. Like every machine that walks out the door, it will come with machine owner classes and day-of-purchase … Continued

Tools for Sergery

There are a few supplies or tools I always keep right by my serger. I like having these accessible while I’m sitting prepping for work. Having just taught another session of Serger Basic Vol. 1, I showed a whole new group of students how helpful these tools can be. They’re all really quite small, and mostly … Continued

Wonderful June Machine Sales!

We have two amazing events going on at MD right now to help you get the sewing machine of your dreams at a great price. The first one is the Modern Domestic Summer Classroom Machine and Serger Sale, and the second is the free gift with Aurora event. Do you know that our classroom sewing … Continued

Summer Skirts and Why You Need Them

Skirts were what inspired me to sew. They are simple and flattering. I wear tons of them, and making them is still a great sewing learning opportunity for me! From linings, facing, zippers, knits, gathers, ruffles, fit and patterns–skirt classes cover loads of sewing basics, and chances are you will also LOVE the finished product. … Continued


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