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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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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...

Donuts and Demo Day - Pathways Ruler and Drunkard's Path Block

Karis will be demonstrating how easy it is to make a Drunkard's Path Block is using the Pathways Ruler.

The Perfect Wallet Class

Mary Hayes will guide you as you make The Perfect Wallet! This fun pattern, written by Mary Hayes and Tara Kordich, includes twelve card pockets, two open pockets, and two zipper pockets.

May 25
Meet Your New Bernina Machine: Non-Member
May 25
Meet Your New Bernina Machine: Member
May 30
Drunkard's Path Quilt


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