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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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Seahorse Folly Needle Book - Creative Stitching

No sewing machines required. Making handwork fun, again.

Washi Workshop

Join International Instructor, Alison O'Grady, for a full-day workshop on this fun and addicting pattern.

Donuts and Demo Day - Market Preview Party

Our Market Preview will showcase the phenomenal new fabric lines, book titles, new modern patterns and more coming your way. Special pre-order pricing on fabric orders taken at the event. There may, or may not, be a giveaway or two as well [wink].

Nov 22
Introduction to Quilting with Rulers
Nov 23
Meet Your New Bernina Embroidery Machine: Members
Nov 26


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