Bernina World of Sewing

                            A World of Stitching at Your Fingertips!

Oak Park Shopping Center    6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601
Raleigh Phone:  (919) 782-2945   Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5,Sun 1-5

Wilmington: 4403F Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
Wilmington Phone: (910) 769-2775    Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5

Bernina World of Sewing - Wilmington NC

Contact Info
Bernina World of Sewing - Wilmington

Call: (910) 769-2775 
Address: 4403F Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
If you have any questions about our store, just send an eMail to: 
Wilmington Info at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom


Now and Coming

Thank you for taking part in our "soft" opening! What a great time we have had already. Thank you. We are so happy to have started, together with you on our Wilmington adventure.

Our Grand Opening will be in early 2021 -- depending upon, of course, when we can safely have (COVID-19....) groups in the store at one time. During the Soft Opening and the limitations necessarily and importantly in place we will work together, with you, to keep each other as safe as possible while also growing as a "store" and assisting you with your quilting, embroidery, machine projects and challenges. An exciting time: That, is for certain.

On we go!

Sona and all of the BWOSWilmington staff

Fabric, Yes - Project Ideas - Yes -
and More, For Sure!

Stop by and show us YOUR Projects when you have a chance to do so.


Machine Sale in-store Availability and Prices will never be better than NOW. Machine availability is a challenge - however, we continue to have great machines for you to try; call or eMail us with a request for a sit-together time at the store.
Phone: 910 769-2775
eMail: TryBeforeYouBuy at Bernina World of Sewing Wilmington dotcom

Bernina World of Sewing Wilmington -
"Customer's Corner"

As I put the following into place I thought the term "Customer's Corner" seemed appropriate. The matters shown below are aimed for use by YOU (our customers). The topics will, of course, assist us in following what your projects have been (via the Gallery), are planned, in progress and are "sharing of information/challenges" (via the BLOG).

Browse, below, and if you choose to participate: Terrific.
Just Getting Started

Customer Gallery

Click here or above -

Your Piece May Be First
In our Customer Gallery

Customer "Private" BLOG

Click here or above -

To Participate In your
Wilmington Customer BLOG

Interested in Quilt Along BOM 2021?
Although formal invitation to participate in Quilt Along 2021 BOM has not started yet, if you are interested in the project at this time, please go to:

Signup for More Information about Quilt Along BOM 2021
Click here or above -

Questions/Comments? Just send a message to:
Webmaster at Bernina World of Sewing Wilmington dot com
Our Wilmington Store "Store Walls" Gallery:

Click here or above to view our Store Walls

A Wilmington In-Store Video:

Click here or above to view a 2.5 min. movie of our Store.

Spring is Soon in Our Part of the World: Good!
A LOT of BERNINA and our store's Happenings are taking place.

Just Some...

  • February: National Embroidery Month
    Stay tuned for / ask-about all the specials that will be featured... Hoops, Thread, Stabilizers, Patterns.

  • Feb. 22nd-28th:
    In-Store: End-of-Month, - End of Bolt Sale: 20% off when purchasing the remainder of a fabric bolt.

During All the Month of February:

  • 25% off Embroidery Hoops and the Big Book of Embroidery.
  • Purchase BERNINA Embroidery Software V8.2 (DesignerPlus Full Version) at MSRP and receive a FREE Embroidery Hoop of your choice.

If you have questions at his time, please eMail us at:
send mail to: CurrentSpecials at Bernina World of Sewing Wilmington dot com

BERNINA L890 Overlocker
Truly a revolution in Overlock and Coverstitching
  • One-Step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Intuitive operation via touch screen
  • Fast, precise & quiet
  • Extremely convenient
  • Total Stitch Control

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
L890 Info on BERNINA USA Website

BERNINA L850 Overlocker
The ultimate Overlocker
  • One-step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Extremely fast, precise and quiet
  • Convenient freearm
  • Total Stitch Control for perfect seams
  • Grand sewing space

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
L850 Info on BERNINA USA Website

BERNINA USA L8 Series Press Announcement Aug 11, 2020

If you have questions about the above, please call the Raleigh store: 919 782 2945 or eMail us at:
send mail to: L8Overlockers at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

Selected Recent Wilmington Fabric

At this time, there are 450+ bolts for you to see at the store. More will be added, of course, as the days/week go by. A few of the most recent fabrics that we have added to the Wilmington store and to the online site include:
(Click on the following to see some of the selections in a large-sized image.
To see all the fabrics, go to our online site using site navigation at the top of this page).

  • Home Country -M&S Textiles

100% Cotton
$12.39 Per Yard

Home Country Web Shopping

  • Riptide - Riley Blake

100% Cotton
$11.29 Per Yard

Riptide Web Shopping

  • Woodland - Brewer Quilt And Sew

100% Cotton
$12.78 Per Yard

Woodland Web Shopping

  • Shabby - Riley Blake
    (34 Bolts)

100% Cotton
$8.30 Per Yard

Shabby Web Shopping

  • Fishermans Village - EESchenck

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

Fishermans Village Web Shopping

To see selected Just-Arrived fabrics, click on:

  • Jane Austen At Home - Riley Blake Designs

100% Cotton
$12.25 Per Yard

Jane Austen at Home Web Shopping
Jane Austen At Home Kit Web Shopping

A few kits have now arrived! Fabrics arrived in August.

Sonja has started making the quilt and she is a Jane Austen and this-collection's fabric fan! She and a couple of other quilters are also using selected fabrics from the Jane Austen fabric collection for making quilts selected from the book: "QUILTS in AMERICA by Kaffe Fasset, The Taunton Press ("Designs inspired by Vintage Quilts from the American Museum in Britain). Stay tuned if you are interested - and, if you have any comments/questions: Just eMail:
send mail to: JaneAustenAtHome at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom or catch Sonja at the Raleigh store when you are both there.

The Store Sample Project/Progress
The Fabric Collection
The Riley Blake Designs' Kit-Quilt

Kits have arrived and work-with has started. Sonja is trying an approach of Drawing the Diamonds. Progressing!

Jane Austen At Home Kit Web Shopping

Progress Report/Info Regarding The QUILTS in AMERICA by Kaffe Fasset Book Project

Selected Machines On-Site Now in Wilmington

We look forward to working with you in finding a BERNINA or bernette machine that fits your needs/projects. Just a small selection of machines that are in-store are shown below. Of course you may order/purchase ANY BERNINA or bernette machines and accessories at our Wilmington store.

Bernina 7 Series - 770QE
  • Full 13-inch extended freearm including ten inches of space to the right of the needle.
  • Patchwork foot 97D included
  • Embroidery Capable
B770QE Info on BERNINA USA Site

Bernina 5 Series - 570 Tula Pink SE
  • 5 Series Embroidery Module
  • USB stick with embroidery & quilting design collections
  • 28 Exclusive Tula Pink designed decorative stitches
B570QE Tula Pink SE Info on BERNINA USA Site

bernette b35
    Inexpensive - A mechanical sewing machine with no computerized controls.
  • Total of 23 utility and decorative stitches
  • Seven snap-on presser feet
  • Automatic buttonhole
b35 Info on bernette USA Site

To arrange for an in-store sew/try session on BERNINA or bernette please call the store: (910) 769-2775 to ensure that the machine type and accessories you are looking for are set up for your session or send an eMail (please include your phone number) to:
send mail to: WilmingtonSewTry at Bernina World of Sewing Wilmington dotcom

In preparation-of a sew/try session, perhaps browse/fill in the following Webform:

Special Events, Sales and More

Stay tuned for information - However: Always know that the store has the LATEST information. Stop by!

Special Event

Free event:

Ruler Work for Beginners

  • Tuesday, March 16th

    1:00pm - 3:00pm EST

  • Get excited to quilt with templates at home and learn the Basics and Feathers galore in this 2-hour online class with Donna McCauley, a Westalee Design Educator. Win Prizes, Get Event Special Pricing and Learn!!!

Click above or here for information

Click here to Register


I know many of you Wilmington customers are embroidery fans/experts. I will be curious how many of you are BERNINA Toolbox users. In any case - Are you headed down the path - or,
You are thinking about heading down the path - or:
You have been down the path in the past and did not continue the path for some reason - Of:
Embroidery Software?

Let's try the BERNINA Toolbox soon. Priced right, with a free 30-day trial available: Now.
For information, go to the BERNINA Website at:
BERNINA USA Website for Toolbox Information

Don't hesitate to let us know how your progress goes and if there is something we can do to assist you. We look forward to working with you.

If you have feedback, please eMail us at:

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: BWOSToolbox at Bernina World of Sewing

What The Example Worked With - If interested-in, See Pointer-to, below.

For this example, I digitized one design, using three approaches:
  1. Digitize the original 10"-wide design.
  2. Modify the original 10"-wide design to be a 2 1/2" wide design - and, digitize the 2 1/2"-wide design.
  3. "Break" the 2 1/2"-wide design into three separate parts (in my case: "Top", "Middle" and "Bottom" non-text parts of the design and, then, digitize those three parts.
  4. Work firstly with the design in full-size as was in the original JPG. Use Toolbox to add some text to the design and to prepare the embroidery design to be "easily" (stitch color order, etc.) stitched from a user's point of view.
  5. Determine a good approach for making the large-size design 75% smaller. Again, use Toolbox, this time involving use of Toolbox text support; investigating individual letter separation, "font"/alphabet, etc.
  6. Finally, again using Toolbox support, make the design acceptable for embroidering onto a shirt.

(Click on the Following to see):
Webmaster's June 2020 Toolbox Example

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