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Bernina L860


   
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BERNINA L 860 – The unique Overlocker

The BERNINA L 860 is perfectly suited for working with all types of threads and fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials. The machine offers a variety of stitches, all selectable via the color touch screen. The exclusive One-step BERNINA Air Threader makes threading the loopers unbelievably easy.

Julian Collins about the BERNINA L 860
" The technology of the L 860 makes you feel like there’s a teacher inside the machine."Julian Collins, Designer "Julian Creates"

Julian Collins is fascinated by the L 860 – and for good reason. Because the L 860 is the perfect overlocker for beginners and professionals alike. From easy looper threading with the One-step BERNINA Air Threader, to navigation on the large touch screen for an easy stitch selection, to the built-in Needle Threader and swing-out presser foot, the L 860 simplifies his entire sewing process. Like Julian, you’ll appreciate the Expert and Guided Modes to help you create your perfect stitch.

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The One-step BERNINA Air Threader

The One-step BERNINA Air Threader

  • Thread the machine by one simple step
  • Now, you're ready to sew
  • Imagine threading that is actually fun

The looper threads are magically moved through the machine by air with one simple step on the foot control. Now both hands are free to guide the threads. The L 860 automatically sets the loopers in the correct position of the air threader – no turning the handwheel or searching for the correct position. Simply press the foot control and you're off!

Extremely fast, precise & quiet

Extremely fast, precise & quiet

  • Sew up to 1,500 stitches per minute
  • Strong and consistent at any speed
  • Program speed via touch screen

Not only can you sew quickly, but you can also sew stitch-by-stitch, making the flawless production of precise lines and curves a simple process. Plus, you will enjoy how extremely quiet the BERNINA L 860 sews. Best of all, you can easily adjust the maximum and minimum speed at any time on the color touch screen. 

Sew in comfort

Sew in comfort

  • Raise and lower presser foot easily
  • Both hands free to guide the fabric
  • Easy access to the needles

With the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) you can raise and lower the presser foot with your knee. In addition, the presser foot easily swings out for convenient access to the needles.

Intuitive operation via touch screen

  • Centrally located color touch screen
  • Sewing Consultant, Stitch Optimizer & helpful animations
  • Expert Mode or Guided Mode

Stitch selection, individual stitch settings or personal memory – the touch screen has all available & allows you to make changes while sewing. Advanced users can apply all settings directly in Expert Mode, while the Guided Mode offers step-by-step instructions. Both modes automatically set the thread tension, stitch length and differential feed along with stitch selection.

Grand sewing space

Grand sewing space

  • 5 5/8" right to the needle
  • Easy on/off Slide-on Table included
  • Convenient freearm

The space offered on the L 860 is generous by any definition. The L 860 has the room to the right of the needle and work space height you expect from a BERNINA serger. Sew closed items with ease by simply sliding sleeves or cuffs over the convenient freearm.

Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

  • Save 100 Stitches in your Personal Memory
  • Adjust stitch parameters while sewing
  • Set needle stop permanently up or down

With the L 860 you can change all settings individually and save up to 100 stitches in your Personal Memory. Also, stitch length, differential feed, thread tension, cutting width or any other stitch parameter can be adjusted while sewing. A simple turn of the mtc (Micro Thread Control) lets you modify the amount of overedge thread.

Quick threading

Quick threading

  • One-path, color-coded threading
  • Automatic needle stop function
  • Integrated Needle Threader

The integrated Needle Threader and automatic needle stop up function make threading the needles simple. You can easily change from an overlock seam to a rolled hem or flatlock seam in no time because the thread remains in the same threading path.

Get a feel for this fantastic machine

Get a better feel for this incredible machine. Simply click the button below and you will see every stunning angle of the BERNINA L 860.

Features & Functions

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  • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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  • COMFORT FEATURES
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  • STITCH VARIATIONS
BERNINA L 860

 

One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)  
Expert Mode and Guided Mode  
Freearm  
Sewing space to the right of the needle 143 mm / 5 5/8"
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter  
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back  
Workspace height 86 mm / 3 3/8"
Total number of stitches 18

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Accessories

Unleash your creativity with the included accessories and be prepared for any creative challenge with a huge variety of optional accessories

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Tutorials

  • STARTING TO SEW
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  • THREADING
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  • STITCH OPTIMIZATION
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  • SEAM VARIATIONS
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  • MACHINE MAINTENANCE

  • L 860 Overlocker: Getting started

    This video will show you how to get started with the BERNINA L 860 Overlocker. How to attach or detach kneelifter, slide-on table, cut-offs bin or presser foot. What are the functions of foot control and knee lifter. How can the presser foot swing out or be detached and attached.

  • L 860 Overlocker: Getting started