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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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Technique Class: Curvy Improv

Are you craving something new? Here is just the class for you! Chris will guide you through color play, the ease of sewing soft organic curves and how to turn them into something beautiful. No pattern needed!

Stitcher's Studio 2019

Have your own personal quilting retreat in our bright and beautiful space! Bring your machine or rent one of ours for the afternoon. Meet other quilters and sew without the distractions of home! Coffee/Tea provided and chocolate may be involved...

Introduction to Free Motion Quilting

Yes, you can quilt your own quilts on a domestic sewing machine! Learn the basics of needle and thread selection, basting and machine set up. Discover how to achieve a consistent stitch length and tension.

Feb 28
Hoop Envy Club
Mar 1
Range Backpack Class
Mar 2
Quilt Cadets Kid's Club!


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