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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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Kinship #100Days100Blocks2019 Sew Day

Join us in the Creative Studio from 11-3 to spend some time sewing up our Kinship Blocks. There is no cost for this as long as you are taking part in the sew-along!

Fast Pass EPP

FAST PASS EPP - skip the long line, beat the heat, jump on the EPP Ride!

Private Event S2MQG Sew Day and Classes

South Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild Sew Day

Sep 25
Sew Day in the Creative Studio
Sep 26
Donuts and Demo Day - Ruler Work & UNICORN Party
Sep 27
Redwood Tote


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