Bernina World of Sewing

                            A World of Stitching at Your Fingertips!

Wilmington: 4403F Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
Raleigh: Oak Park Shopping Center    6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601

Wilmington Phone: (910) 769-2775    Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5
Raleigh Phone:  (919) 782-2945   Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5

COVID-19 is dictating: For the safety of our staff, customers and everyone visiting our store: Facemasks are required within store, hand sanitizing is available, gloves must be used and are available in-store and we will be limiting in-store shoppers to 6. No bathroom facilities are available at this time.

Bernina World of Sewing - Wilmington NC

Contact Info
Bernina World of Sewing - Wilmington

Call: (910) 769-2775 
Address: 4403F Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
Stay tuned for updates and if you want to ask questions about the new store at this time, 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 be starting, here, in Wilmington on this adventure and we know you share some of this excitement.

Our Grand Opening will be soon (September, October, Whenever!) -- 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

Thank You! Thank you, our GREAT customers and staff! Congratulations to us all. We look forward to the rest of this year and to the future.

eMail to Sona

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. We continue to have a LOT of great machines come in each week. Take advantage of such.

For example:

B 480 SpecialEdition
In-Store and Ready for you to See/Sew-With
and: Buy a B 480 SE and receive $599 in FREE Gifts - As long as the gifts remain available (limited supply).

  • Exclusive faceplate, inspired by Ann Lauer's "Peacock Flourish" collection
  • Walking Foot #50 with Seam Guide
  • BERNINA Large SE Machine Suitcase

For additional information, using the BERNINA Website, click on the following:
480SE on Bernina Site

And, Don't tell anyone I told you this: Stay tuned for info about what you need to purchase sometime soon to get a FREE B480SE....

Questions/Comments/Arrange for a machine sit-down trybuy session-time: Send a message, including your phone number, to: 2020s at Bernina World of Sewing Wilmington dot com

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

Questions/Comments? Just send a message to:
Webmaster at Bernina World of Sewing Wilmington dot com

National Sewing Month - 25% off all BERNINA & Bernette Presser Feet

September 18-30
It is National Sewing month and we have 25% off all BERNINA & Bernette Presser Feet for a limited time!*
We have the perfect Presser Foot for every project! Come in to see all of theoptions and take advantage of our yearly Presser Foot Sale. *

Purchase $300 worth of BERNINA Presser Feet and receive a FREE BERNINA Accessory Travel Case **

* Offer valid September 1830, 2020, off MSRP at any participating BERNINA US Store. 25% OFF offer applies to select BERNINA Presser Feet. Offer excludes the new BERNINA Legacy Feet: Adjustable Ruler Foot #72, Adjustable Stippling Foot #73 and Adjustable Gliding Cup Foot #74; and new BERNINA L 890 and L 850 Overlocker Feet.

** Offer valid September 1830, 2020, off MSRP at any participating BERNINA Store in the United States of America. Offer entitles consumer to a free BERNINA Accessory Travel Case (MSRP $149) with the purchase of select BERNINA Presser Feet that after discount is above $300.
If you have questions about the above, please call the store: 910 769 2775 or eMail us at:
send mail to: Current Specials 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: 919 954 9056 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).

  • Toadally Cool - Benartex
    (Glow in the Dark)

100% Cotton
$12.49 Per Yard

Toadally Cool Web Shopping

  • Picholine - Clothworks

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Picholine Web Shopping

  • Lil' Bit Country - RJR Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.49 Per Yard

Lil' Bit Country Web Shopping

  • Kraken - RJR Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.49 Per Yard

Kraken Web Shopping

  • Selected Tula Pink Fabrics - Free Spirit Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Tula Pink Hexy Web Shopping

To see selected Just-Arrived fabrics, click on:

  • Jane Austen At Home - Riley Blake Designs

Fabrics arrived in August. A few kits are scheduled to arrive in September.

Sonja will be making this quilt and she is a Jane Austen and this-collection's fabric fan! She also is giving strong consideration to using the fabric collection for making a quilt 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
The QUILTS in AMERICA by Kaffe Fasset Book Cover

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:

Bernina World of Sewing -
Quilters Trek (Row by Row) 2020

It may seem strange to feature "Row by Row" on this our first Wilmington "Home Web Page".... However, the 2020 piece DOES fit with our two-stores-"one"-path for our customer's aims. We hope that you enjoy our 2020 pattern/kit; it was fun to create.

Two blocks, Two stores. We are happy to present our 2020 Quilters Trek Blocks, Our first block Skyline represents the city of Raleigh NC. We then Trek along I-40 and head to Wilmington, home of our brand new second location. Our second block Coastline represents the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. We hope you enjoy both blocks and that we have the opportunity to serve you at one, or both, of our locations.

Stay tuned for more information -- but, the Raleigh and Wilmington locations are now ready for Pattern/Kit availability. If you have questions just send an eMail to:
QuiltersTrek2020 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com
Yes - Some of our Kits have Tokens!
Primary fabric: Northcott Stonehenge Ombre
To purchase a Kit on our Web Shopping site, click below:


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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