Winter Frolic this Friday!

Spend this Friday night shopping on your favorite street in Portland! MD will be participating in Winter Frolic, an evening celebrating your favorite small businesses in the Alberta Arts District including Frock, Garnish, Collage, Tumbleweed, Salt & Straw, Close Knit, and pedX, plus others. Plan a whole evening–don’t miss the bars, coffee shops, and restaurants … Continued

Colette Sewing Goodness

You may have seen all over the interwebs (and maybe even from Sarai Mitnick herself) but her new book, The Colette Sewing Handbook, is out and it is GORGEOUS. We’ve got copies in stock!! It is full of great information (and 5 new patterns!) with a focus on the 5 Fundmentals–Plan, Pattern, Fit, Fabric, & … Continued

New to the Shop: Neon Serger Thread

We’ve expanded our Maxi Lock serger thread color selection! You can now get your hot little hands on NEON serger thread. Rockin’ seam finishes like it’s 1988. Pink, orange, green, yellow–they make me so happy! These high contrast colors look awesome as a decorative roll hem on black fabric or as an added punch to … Continued

Expansion Update.

Exciting times around MD this week! I especially love all of the folks that have stopped in just to see the “giant hole”. We have been told that by 5:oo pm today, the pretty new space will be ours. The boys have been over there drywalling and painting it so it looks brand new again. … Continued

Modern Domestic is EXPANDING!!!!

You have no idea how hard it was for us to keep this to ourselves! We have been busting at the seams (had to add that pun) for a while now and every time we watch our beloved students struggle to find ample cutting space we just cringe. But after October 15th or so we … Continued

Stabilizers

There are countless brands and types of stabilizers, used primarily for machine embroidery. Here at MD, we’ve started using OESD. This company provides a wide variety of types. Types, you ask?  What different types are there? Well, there are 3 main categories. Wash-Away, Cut-Away, & Tear-Away. You hoop the stabilizer behind your fabric which helps … Continued

Sewing for Boys Book Giveaway!

The wait is over! Our lovely and talented sewing instructor Shelly Figueroa’s first book, Sewing for Boys, is here! (And if you haven’t yet, read my interview with her over on the Bolt Neighborhood blog.) Shelly and Karen LePage, like many of you, have special boys in her life. While yours might be sons, grandsons, … Continued