Fear No Fabric sewing course exposes students to a wide variety of fabrics & will teach the fundamentals of seaming and hemming fabrics

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Inspired Sewist, a BERNINA Dealer in Jupiter, Fla., will host Fear No Fabric BERNINA Sewing Academy, a two-day course where students learn how to successfully use unique fabrics such as leather, fur, chiffon, cork, knit and more. Additionally, students will walk away with seam and hem finishing tips and will be inspired and encouraged to sew more using new textiles and traditional techniques. BERNINA Sewing Academy takes place on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Inspired Sewist located at 661 Maplewood Drive, Suite 14 in Jupiter. The cost is $199 for two days and includes a project kit, Technique Book, an exclusive and collectible BERNINA Academy USB stick with projects, patterns and tips. Attendees will also have an opportunity to test-drive the new BERNINA 790 PLUS (B 790 PLUS) and BERNINA 880 PLUS (B 880 PLUS) machines along with the BERNINA 590. Refreshments will be provided along with special giveaways. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. To register call (561)747-0525, visit the store or go online
 “We are looking forward to hosting Betsy Carlson, who will be teaching our customers and community about the many challenges one can face when sewing on specific fabrics,” said Lori Fitzgerald, owner of The Inspired Sewist. “Students will walk away with helpful tips and resources that will empower them to be better sewists. The Academy is open to sewists of all skill levels and we hope you’ll attend this wonderful event.”
BERNINA Event Team member, Betsy Carlson will teach sewists how to Master Challenging Fabrics, using the proper presser feet, stitches and BERNINA machine features to make sewing easier and more precise. Sewists will be inspired and encouraged to sew as they learn how to successfully work with all the new textiles available using traditional techniques. BERNINA Sewing Academy will enable students to build a solid sewing foundation that will help them through a lifetime of sewing. At the end of the Academy, each student will walk away with a Technique Book they made, that can be used as a reference guide for when they sew their next project.
The new B 880 PLUS and B 790 PLUS machines feature new embroidery enhancements and come with Pinpoint Placement; the ability to undo and redo steps while editing; an option to group or ungroup designs; rearrange custom design layer stitch-out sequences or toggle between millimeter and inches. Additionally, the Embroidery Consultant helps embroiderers choose the correct foot, needle, thread and stabilizer in order to achieve the best results. Other embroidery features include: a thread away mode on/off option; Invisible and Smart Secure and a thread up function. The PLUS machines come with 58 new embroidery designs for a total of up to 462; 4 project designs; and 10 alphabets for a total of up to 21. The new BERNINA Midi Hoop is optional with the purchase of a new PLUS machine. The B 880 PLUS MSRP is $14,999 and the B 790 PLUS MSRP is $12,499. For more information, visit or
The Inspired Sewist is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased online. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.