Modern Domestic Wordmark Gray

Service & repairs for all brands

Your sewing machine is in good hands! Turn around time is currently 3 weeks, subject to parts and/or service needed.


No appointment necessary, drop your machine off Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm at either location.



Keep your machine running smoothly

Regular maintenance is necessary to keep your machine running smoothly for years to come. MD’s service and repair comes with a 90 day warranty on any service preformed *work not preformed / parts not originally replaced by us are not covered.

MD Machine Service Prices:

  • $139 Basic MECHANICAL sewing machines (all brands)
  • $159 Basic COMPUTERIZED sewing machines (all brands)
  • $175 BERNINA 7 Series machines
  • $229 BERNINA 8 Series machines
  • $99 Embroidery Module Service (added cost to any machine service)
  • $159 Serger or Coverstitch
  • $179 Serger / Coverstitch combo machine
  • Contact us for Longarm service information

Interested in getting your machine serviced quickly? Our Rush Fee is $45 and will put your machine first in line. This rush service does not guarantee same-day service.

Please include the following accessories with your machine when you bring it in for service: foot control, power cord, bobbin, bobbin case, zig-zag presser foot and any decorative stitch cams (common with older machines).


Basic Troubleshooting

We’ve made a short list to help you determine if your machine needs to be serviced. Sometimes simple adjustments on your machine make for an easy, and quick fix that will get you back to sewing right away!

Tension & Threading:

Re-threading both the top and bobbin thread will often times correct tension problems. The most common tension issue is often caused by incorrect threading. Make sure to thread your machine with your presser foot up to ensure the tension discs are open for the thread to be properly seated.

Replace your Needle:

A new needle is the most cost-effective way to ensure proper stitch quality. We recommend you change your needle every eight hours of sewing. Be sure to use the correct needle for the weight and type of fabric you are sewing.

Oil your Machine:

Maintain machine lubrication for a smooth and quiet sound. Refer to your manual for specific instructions for your machine. For ease, oil your machine with sewing machine oil every time you change the needle.


For best sewing results, have your machine serviced annually for an in-depth clean, oil, and adjustment. This is a great time to ask questions and get to know our knowledgeable technicians.

Meet Marc – Our Certified Technician

When Marc isn’t repairing sewing machines in the shop he’s spending time with his family, preferably with a fishing pole in-hand. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Marc loves the outdoors. He’s spent much of his life fixing and repairing everything from record players to cars. He’s most proud of his 6 year old daughter Ada, who loves to spend time with her dad and “help” out in the tech department.

Meet Iris – Our Certified Technician

Iris is a skilled jazz pianist and piano technician, tuner, and rebuilder. Her creativity and ability to fix things has contributed to her natural gift in sewing machine repair. When Iris isn’t repairing sewing machines she is sewing at home on her antique industrial machine named Jim, or cuddling up with her two sweet wiener dogs. She’s passionate about helping people and educating them when it comes to caring for their creative tools, from pianos to sewing machines!

Meet Ken – Our Certified Technician

Ken’s natural draw to fabric and to fixing things led him to us at Modern Domestic. A Learning Coach by trade, Ken enjoys his time in the tech department reviving machines as well as sewing garments in his off time.  Originally from Spokane, Ken moved to Portland in 2017 after 18 years in Austin, Texas. You may run into him at a winery, on a trip, or at the beach with his family (including two fur babies).