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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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Creative Studio Sew Day

Join us in our classroom for your sewing needs. We have our tables, pressing and cutting station and design wall for you to use. It can be a mini retreat for just you, or bring your friends. Our fee is just $5.00 for the day, or we also have a Creative Studio Pass available for $25.00; get a $25.00 credit for your use on the 5th visit to the studio.

Prism Quilt - An Application of Color

A perfect class for confident beginners, this class is perfect for playing with color! Prism (pattern by Alison Glass) is a spectrum of color in a throw size quilt that looks more complicated than it is. Utilizing a clever technique of piecing, slicing and rearranging, the pattern produces beautiful results fast.

Cut, Sew, Create with Carrie - Sunshine

A great series for kids with the Cut, Sew, Create series with Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda.

Feb 4
Foot Fetish Club - Feet #70 & #71
Feb 4
And Sew It Begins - A Quilter's Adventure
Feb 5
Bespoke Blazer


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