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

Wow... Nearly a year, now, since we have opened and: Thank you for your participation/patience and for sharing the experience with us.

We look forward to continuing, with you, on our Wilmington adventure as our second year-of gets under way soon.

Sona, Heather 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

For information about how our Quilt Along BOM 2021 is progressing or if you are interested in joining us via the Pattern-Only option, please go to:

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.

Summertime in Our Part of the World
A LOT of BERNINA and our store's Happenings are taking place.

Just Some...

  • June: Super Summer Sale
    Special Prices

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

Just Some Happenings

Super Summer Sale
June 9-22
  • Sew Much Savings
    Save Big on select BERNINA machines
    $800 Off MSRP 8 Series
    $700 Off MSRP 7 Series
    $500 Off MSRP 5 Series

  • Excluding Special Edition machines

  • 50% Off all Suitcases
    June 9-22
  • Save on bernette
    b33 $199
    b05 ACADEMY $299
    b35 $249
    b44 FUNLOCK $499
    June 9-22

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

  • Sweet Safari - Benartex

100% Cotton
$10.78 Per Yard

Sweet Safari Web Shopping

  • Aquatica - Quilting Treasures

100% Cotton
$11.60 Per Yard

Aquatica Web Shopping

  • Bright Eyes - Free Spirit

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

Bright Eyes Web Shopping

  • Button Mosaic K Fassett - FreeSpirit

100% Cotton
$11.30 Per Yard

Button Mosaic Web Shopping

  • Pebble Mosaic K Fassett - FreeSpirit

100% Cotton
$11.30 Per Yard

Pebble Mosaic Web Shopping

To see selected Just-Arrived fabrics, click on:

  • Illustrations Florals by Alli K Designs

    Kit is available now: $29.99. This will be an in-demand kit - So, I recommend you decide quickly. The 40" x 64" piece would be great on the wall of your house or business and would generate discussion, I am sure. Stop by the Raleigh store to see the store sample.

Store Sample and Kit Available Now

Illustrations Florals by Alli K Designs Web Shopping

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 - 790 Plus

  • Full 13-inch extended freearm including ten inches of space to the right of the needle.
  • Numerous Automatic Features
  • Finest Embroidery - Every Time
B790 Plus Info on BERNINA USA Site

Bernina L450 Overlocker

  • Sews, cuts, and finishes season in one operation
  • Professional stitch quality each time
  • Easy and comfortable to handle
Bernina L450 Overlocker Info on BERNINA USA Site

bernette b33

  • Inexpensive - A mechanical sewing machine perfect for beginners.
  • Total of 15 stitches including buttonholes
  • Five snap-on presser feet
b33 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!

For Your Planning:
All Carolina Shop Hop 2021

We are featured this month in the "All Carolina Shop Hop" newsletter. The ShopHop will happen this Fall, 2021. Stay tuned for info.

Link to All Carolinas Shop Hop Website


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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