Win a spot in MD’s new embroidery class!

You may have seen my little love-fest a bit back on our blog about machine embroidery. My love has not diminished! I just recently got a mention on the Apartment Therapy’s blog re-nest for that very first exploration. It’s so true, clean well-thoughtout design is timeless. I’ve been plotting (and playing) and discovering new ways to … 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

Sergery–Common Stitches

Sergers are very misunderstood machines. They seem so intimidating–all that thread, all those needles and loopers! They can be easy and fun to use, versatile, and can take your work from looking home sewn to professional. Sure, threading them may be *slightly* more complex than your standard sewing machine but they are by far easier … Continued