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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 Creative Studio - Project & Technique - January

January Project: Catch-all Pincushion; January Technique Video: Overlocker Multi-purpose Foot

Wiksten 3/4 Sleeve Top

In this class, we will create this beautiful top that will add confidence to basic garment sewing. Alison will lead you from easy pattern layout, cutting, marking and sewing, to an addition to your wardrobe you'll be proud to wear! AND it has pockets!!!!! Alison will talk about using bias to finish the neckline and demonstrate as well.

Jan 23
Donuts and Demo Day - Embroider All The Things
Jan 24
Range Backpack Class
Jan 25
Meet Your New Bernina Machine: Member


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