Sally’s Wish List

By Sally Hess! 1. Bernina 440QE As far as material THINGS go, I am pretty well covered. I have a family of wonderful women who also sew and who totally appreciate good tools. There really is nothing finer than sewing on a great machine (I have the Bernina 440QE and love it more than anything!) … Continued

Making a List

It’s the time of year for list-making; maybe for yourself or for the crafter in your life.  Here at MD we’re so lucky to have such a wonderful and knowledgable staff and group of teachers.  And what better way to compile your list of must-have work essentials than to get their top choices.  We’ll be … Continued

Alicia Paulson and Cupcakes

Friday, December 3rd from 5-6:30 we will join Alicia Paulson in celebrating her lovely new book Embroidery Companion. We have luscious samples from the book in the store that draw a lot of interest, and Friday evening we will have some cupcakes as well! Made by Alicia herself no less! You will be able to … Continued

Happy Holly DIY

Handmade in Portland and Supportland (as well as MD, Bolt, and other friends) have teamed up to offer a super fun and super easy opportunity for you to win big! As you love and patronize these DIY style businesses, and swipe your supportland card, you are automatically entered to win a prize pack with a … Continued

Love your neighbors

It’s a social revolution and it starts here, now.  Maybe you’ve heard about Small Business Saturday, the movement to encourage holiday shoppers to remember and support small businesses in their communities.  Sounds good, right?  Many of you know Modern Domestic is a part of the Supportland network, a Portland-based small business-promoting community and rewards initiative.  In their … Continued

Buttonholes Made Easy

Gone are the days of bulky buttonhole attachments as large as your machine. Welcome to the 21st century–these Berninas are not your grandmother’s sewing machine.  Let’s look at the effortlessly awesome key buttonhole, available on the Bernina 350PE and up. One quick note as you’re threading up your machine.  There is a finger on the … Continued