It's Sew Time
Alberta Street has a sparkly jewel in its DIY crown—Modern Domestic sewing studio. The airy King neighborhood space features two classrooms, a seating area and plenty of open collaborative space. With machine sales and repair and a wide, ever-changing variety of classes, it’s the perfect place for newbies to learn and devoted seamstresses to find new inspiration.
Josephine’s Dry Goods
When Bini Leach attended The Art Institute of Portland, she’d often head downtown to Josephine’s to pour over fabrics that she’d then stitch into apparel for either her school assignments or for her sister-in-law, Dana Handler. When Josephine’s shuttered in late 2013, the pair asked former owner Judith Head if she was interested in selling the business. She was. And so Josephine's was reborn.
Bolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique
In Bolt’s cozy Alberta Arts District shop, you’ll find a distinctive mix of fabrics, notions, books, patterns and supplies that will inspire you and bring your imagination to life in cloth and stitches. With materials to suit every skill level and budget, and a knowledgeable, approachable staff on-hand to help guide you, you’re invited to discover the possibilities for your next—or first—sewing project.
We’re a town a DIYers. So if you’re looking to finish up—or simply start—your next sewing project, pay Modern Domestic, Josephine’s or Bolt a visit. Shoot, visit all three!