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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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Open Wide Pouch Class

This quick and fun to make zippered bag comes in three sizes! Pat will lead you through making this Medium Sized Open Wide Pouch that will quickly become your go-to bag for gifts, cosmetics, supplies - you name it!

Stitcher's Studio

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...

Pineapple Farm Quilt Workshop

It's Back!! Elizabeth Hartman's popular Pineapple Farm Quilt is always a fun class - especially with a friend or two. Karis will teach you tips and tricks to help you stay organized while you sew up this cutie of a quilt. Hint: If you don't feel like making an entire quilt you can whip up a pillow or wallhanging instead!

Oct 27
Bernina Embroidery Mastery Class: Non-Members
Oct 27
Bernina Embroidery Mastery Class: Members
Nov 7
Stitcher's Studio


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