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The Modern Sewist & BERNINA Studio


Conveniently located in Gulf Gate, we are the exclusive BERNINA sewing machine dealer in the Sarasota area. With a Certified BERNINA technician on staff, a full bastion of shiny new machines (sewing, embroidery, longarm and sergers) and vibrant classroom - we are here to satisfy all of your sewing needs.

The Modern Sewist is also a boutique fabric shop with a unique selection of modern and contemporary fabrics, patterns, gifts and helpful tools. We stock the largest selection of Tula Pink, Cotton+Steel, Carolyn Friedlander, Alison Glass, Elizabeth Hartman, and Moda Grunge in the area, along with many other of your favorite designers. We also stock linen/cotton blends and canvas for all of your bag-making and home decor projects as well as garment substrates such as rayon, lawn and double gauze.

Classes and special events are scheduled regularly. We are all about community and building relationships. Get in here, grab a cup of coffee or tea and share your sewing projects with us!

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

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Donuts and Demo Day - BERNINA L460 Overlocker

Join us for a demo of the L460 Overlocker

Caravan Tote Class

A useful and sturdy tote with plenty of great organized storage. You'll be ready to go wherever life calls. Mix and match your favorite prints! Exterior zippered pocket and flap pocket. Knitting needle slip pocket and yarn guides.

No Waste Flying Geese with the Meadowland Quilt

The Meadowland Quilt Pattern is a great beginner friendly, block based pattern. The class goal is to complete a small throw (48"x48"); however, you can choose any of the other 5 sizes to work through if you prefer. This 2-part class INCLUDES a free day in our Creative Studio to work on your blocks in between your sessions - so go nuts. One thing we can tell you to be true - the blocks are addicting!

Apr 30
Bernina Embroidery Studio
May 4
Quilt Cadets Kid's Club!
May 7
Foot Fetish Club


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