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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 - February

February Project: Mini Hexie Zipper Pouch; Technique Video: Embroidery Foot #6 and Clear Embroidery Feet #39/39C

And Sew It Begins - A Quilter's Adventure

Join Helen on this 5-week journey from color selection to proper cutting to piecing and beyond. All levels welcome; however, the focus will be on best practices of basic quilting.

Feb 20
BERNINA Creative Studio - Software Inspirations - February
Feb 21
Tula's Techniques: An English Paper Piecing Experience - a Modern Sewist Weekend Workshop
Feb 21
Tula Pink - Meet & Greet, Lecture and Trunk Show


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