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

Sergery: Textured Nylon vs. Polyester (especially for roll hems!)

Traditionally, sewists use polyester cone thread for serger sewing. Polyester is good because it’s strong and cone thread maximizes yardage. Sergers are thread-eaters! You can actually use a variety of threads in a serger–metallic threads, thin ribbons, fishing line-like nylon, & textured nylon. We carry Maxi-Lock at the store (it’s an industry standard) but Gutermann … Continued

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

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