BOUND by April Rhodes

Bound by April Rhodes is in the shop and online! This evocative collection has us dreaming of fresh living spaces and bohemian wardrobes. If you love April’s previous collections, BOUND is going to be your new favorite collection to work with. Shop Bound online now  LOOKS DREAMY WITH:  

Cozy Knit Throw

We were so inspired by April Rhodes’ use of her knit fabric, we decided to make a cozy throw too! Meredith put this beauty together in no time. This throw is the perfect weight to cuddle up with; you can’t get cozier than this!

Colette Book Signing Party!

We’re having a Colette book signing party on Saturday, May 31st, from 5-7PM, right here at Modern Domestic!  Sarai and Alyson will be signing copies of their new book, The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits.  There will be treats and tasty beverages! Hear insider tips on choosing the right knits for a project.  Afterwards, there will … Continued

The oh-so-awesome Bulky Overlock Foot

We all have presser feet that we wouldn’t sew without. While I have (what I consider) the perfect assortment of feet for my old-style-using 1008, I had to consider what to re-buy for my new shiny 580. The obvious–#10 Edgestitch, #35 Invisible Zipper, #50 Walking foot. But the first foot I purchased was the Bulky … Continued

Knits for Kids

One of the best things I have ever done to increase my sewing skills is sewing for my kids. I think it was particularly useful for a few reasons. First, I tend to make two of the same thing, one for each girl. We all know that repeating a pattern/project helps us become a better … Continued

The Dolman Top

Sewing projects at MD spread around the staff like wildfire. One minute we are all working on quilts, the next machine embroidery, and currently is seems to be knits. We are all crazy right now sewing (and teaching) knit patterns, from dresses to t-shirts, the Renfrew (love) and leggings: check out these classes.

Serging away in Kansas City

  Last weekend I was honored to be invited to teach some of my serger classes in Kansas City! I met Jamie David at Bernina University last summer in San Antonio and we’ve kept in touch since, talking about machines (of which we now have matching 580’s), sewing blogs, new patterns, and exciting projects we’re working … Continued