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

What’s going on with BERNINA at MD?

We are thrilled to announce that we have become a full BERNINA Excellence dealership! We are now even listed on the BERNINA USA dealer locater site, which I am so excited about that I go check it a few times a day, just to make sure we are really there. It is thrilling to see … Continued

What is Intermediate anyway?

Like many sewing establishments, we list our classes by skill level. But how do you define skill in this wide world of sewing? I have been sewing for 15 years and am probably a solid intermediate sewist with guts. Here are my thoughts, on what it takes to fall into one of these categories, and … Continued

Kids that Sew: The Next Level

Here is a post from Shelly about a few of her new upcoming kids sewing classes. These classes are designed to  get kids ages 8-18 sewing and they usually complete at least a couple projects in a two or three week class. We have moved most of our regular school year classes to the weekends … Continued

Sally’s Wish List

By Sally Hess! 1. Bernina 440QE As far as material THINGS go, I am pretty well covered. I have a family of wonderful women who also sew and who totally appreciate good tools. There really is nothing finer than sewing on a great machine (I have the Bernina 440QE and love it more than anything!) … Continued

Happy Holly DIY

Handmade in Portland and Supportland (as well as MD, Bolt, and other friends) have teamed up to offer a super fun and super easy opportunity for you to win big! As you love and patronize these DIY style businesses, and swipe your supportland card, you are automatically entered to win a prize pack with a … Continued


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