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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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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!

Leap Into Wool - Pyramid Pinny's Pincushion

Leap into wool with Sue Spargo's Pyramid Pinny's Pincushion Kit Your choice of Pinney #1 or Pinney #2. For those that love Sue Spargo, this project is what you want. Two different designs for a triangle pyramid embellished with saturated wool circles and variegated colored threads. All Combined with Suzi's specialty stitches.

Foot Fetish Club - Feet #87, #88 and #95 - The Binding Attachment

A monthly half hour demo featuring BERNINA'S foot of the month. Receive 25% off the featured foot!

Mar 3
And Sew It Begins - A Quilter's Adventure
Mar 4
Creative Studio Sew Day
Mar 7
Cut, Sew, Create with Carrie - Pillow Case Sweet Dreams


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