Handmade Holidays: Open House

Join us Friday evening, November 5th, at 6:00 pm for a Handmade Holidays Open House. We will have drinks and snacks, special holiday discounts on product, and a rare opportunity for class discounts on the Handmade Holidays series of classes. Also available for the holiday season are Unlimited Open Sewing passes, which for $130 you … Continued

Stuffed Companions Come to Modern Domestic

Today began with this box arriving. How could it get any better really? All these sweet faces have been staring up at me all day and really making me quite happy. The richness of the wool felt, the charm of their little eyes, and the cutest packaging ever make all these new friends overwhelmingly cute! … Continued

Events Galore at Modern Domestic

This is our first fall sewing at Modern Domestic, and we are having a wonderful time coordinating events, planning visiting teacher workshops, and making plans for upcoming sales, and of course, sewing up a storm! The run down of what we have in store for November is as follows and it is good good stuff, … Continued

Mad Men style, made by you!

The first Mad Men class is wrapping up tonight and the dresses are adorable! Tonight’s session had students installing invisible zippers, hemming, and putting finishing touches on their garments. If you missed this class the first time around and are interested in taking it, you can sign up for the November session by clicking¬†here.

Fall Fun with Flat-Felled Seams

That chill in the air means it’s a great time to make a new pair of jeans for your wardrobe. One way to ensure that your new jeans are built to last is by finishing your inseam with flat-felled seams. This type of seam is very sturdy, and because it is self-enclosed, is also very … Continued

Cipriano Designs Trunk Show

Nicole Cipriano, of Cipriano Designs, is our wonderful leather works teacher. This month she is having a trunk show at MD, and I can barely stand to have all of these beautiful wallets staring at me from our new table in the knitting area. My favorite wallet is this buttery yellow one, with a bright … Continued

Come Knit with Us

We are so happy to have teamed up with Close Knit to bring you Portland’s most stylish and lovely knitting classes. We are just getting started and will keep adding all sorts of new stuff as fall continues. So far, we have a handful of beautiful classes. If you are looking to accessorize your darling … Continued

Sewing with the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

In just short of a week (Saturday the 2nd of October from 6-9pm), we will host our monthly sewing night with the wonderful Portland Modern Quilt Guild. This is a creative, super talented, easy laughing, and generous bunch. But this sewing night, however, NOT a PMQG only event, and is open to ANYONE! For just … Continued

Does your tape measure up?

We all have an old tape measure. Maybe it’s fabric, maybe it’s leather, or plastic or even paper, and it’s probably falling apart. But the fact is we hang onto it and use it because it either belonged to Grandma, Mom, or it’s simply the first one you ever bought. Unlike wooden or plastic rulers … Continued