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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 Sampler - Launch Party for #100Days100Blocks2019

Join us in the Creative Studio at 11 am on June 26th for our Launch Party. We are getting organized to being our blocks for this years #100Days100Blocks - are you in?

Donuts and Demo Day - Meet our New Classroom Machines!

Karis will be demonstrating the new machines that will be gracing our classroom beginning in August/September for the use of all students. She will also be talking about upcoming events; classes and, of course, the new Special Edition Tula Pink machines.

English Paper Piecing Workshop - 2 sessions

Join Suzi and Helen in this 2-part workshop on English Paper Piecing using the brand new Typecast Alphabet pattern by Whole Circle Studios.

Jun 29
Meet Your New Bernina Machine: Member
Jul 2
Foot Fetish Club
Jul 2
Stitcher's Lounge: Ryan's Case for Smiles Sew Day


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