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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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BERNINA Sewing Mastery Class - BSR and Combi-Mode

Mastery Class for BSR and Combi-Mode

Donuts and Demo Day - Wool and English Paper Piecing

Suzi will be showing off some Wool embroidered projects and English Paper Piecing Projects and answer all of your Wool embroidery and handwork questions!

Compass Bag

Sling this casual bag over your shoulder and go in a new direction! Find the way to your next adventure. This casual crossbody bag has two types of easy access exterior pockets, plenty of roomy space inside, fun hardware, and two sizes to sew!

Feb 29
Leap Into Wool - Pyramid Pinny's Pincushion
Mar 3
Foot Fetish Club - Feet #70 & #71
Mar 3
And Sew It Begins - A Quilter's Adventure


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