Service & Repairs

In-house service department.

Tuesday – Saturday 12-4pm NE Alberta St & Lake Oswego.

Safety First:

Your health, and the health of our staff is our top priority. Please be sure everything you bring to our shop has been sanitized to the best of your abilities. We will sanitize the surface of your newly serviced machine prior to pick-up.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Safety Measures

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting Modern Domestic Portland, OR


Modern Domestic Wordmark Gray

Offering service for all brands

When your machine is at Modern Domestic for service, you will receive free open sewing in our studio until it is finished. Turn around time is up to 14 days, subject to parts and/or service needed.

No appointment necessary, drop your machine off today.



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).


Are your scissors dull?

Scissor sharpening is available on most sewing scissors and pinking shears. Our service technician can usually restore high quality scissors to their original glory.

Scissor servicing rates:

  • 7″ and under – $12
  • 7″ and over – $15
  • Upholstery/Pinking shears – $15

No appointment necessary, drop your scissors off today.

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!