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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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Stitcher's Studio 2019

Have your own personal quilting retreat in our bright and beautiful space! Bring your machine or rent one of ours for the afternoon. Meet other quilters and sew without the distractions of home! Coffee/Tea provided and chocolate may be involved...

Meet Your New Bernina Embroidery Machine: Members

Learning to use your new embroidery machine to its fullest capabilities will enable you to enjoy your machine for many years to come! This class contains a series of exercises intended to familiarize you with the features of your new BERNINA embroidery machine. In addition, you will learn about needles, threads, stabilizers, embroidery hoops and accessories, all of which will increase your knowledge of sewing and assist you in achieving success in all of your embroidery endeavors!

Meet Your New Bernina Embroidery Machine: Non-Members

Learning to use your new embroidery machine to its fullest capabilities will enable you to enjoy your machine for many years to come. This class contains a series of exercises intended to familiarize you with the features of your new BERNINA embroidery machine. In addition, you will learn about needles, threads, stabilizers, embroidery hoops and accessories, all of which will increase your knowledge of sewing and assist you in achieving success in all of your embroidery endeavors!

Jan 18
English Paper Piecing - Brimfield Block Quilt
Jan 19
School of Sewing: Learn to Sew
Jan 19
Meet Your New Bernina Machine: Member

 

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