BERNINA L 860

BERNINA L 860

Overlocker with color touch screen

  • One-step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Easy on-screen stitch selection
  • Convenient freearm
  • Total Stitch Control for perfect seams
  • Grand sewing space

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.

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Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Comfort Features
  • Stitch Variations
  • Technical Specifications
BERNINA L 860

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Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Stitches 18

Stitches

A variety of wide and narrow, long and short stitches for all your sewing projects.
Overlock Stitch Width

Overlock Stitch Width

The Overlock Stitch Width is adjustable to suit any fabric type and sewing technique. Wide stitches are suitable to sew and neaten medium to heavy weight fabrics, narrower stitches for medium to light weight and fine fabrics.
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 10 cm

Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

The Color Touch Screen with LED backlight is at eye level, making it easy to view selected stitches, changes made to stitches and the help animations. The soft keys below the color screen give access to frequently used functions anytime. The centrally located color touch screen is easy to use with fingertip or Touch Screen Pen and offers touch-scroll selection.
Guided Mode

Guided Mode

Guided Mode leads the user step-by-step through stitch selection, manual settings for the stitch up to saving in personal memory.
Stitch Optimizer

Stitch Optimizer

Find the visual of how your stitch currently looks, then follow the steps on how to optimize the stitch by adjusting the relevant thread tension, stitch length, Differential Feed, cutting width, Micro Thread Control (mtc), Rolled Hem, etc.
One-Step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)

One-Step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)

Automatically threads the loopers. The One-step BERNINA Air Threader is activated with the BERNINA Foot Control, so both hands remain free to hold the thread over the Air Threader Nozzles.
Built-in Needle Threader

Built-in Needle Threader

The Built-in Needle Threader located at the needle bar area easily switches to thread the needles.
Freearm

Freearm

Freearm for easy sewing of tubular projects such as cuffs, legs and necklines.
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with Knee Lifter

BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with Knee Lifter

Use the knee-operated lever to lower or temporarily raise the Presser Foot allowing your hands to manage your project at all times.
Needle Stop Up/Down Programmable

Needle Stop Up/Down Programmable

Needle Stop Up/Down, programmable via Touch Screen. For each sewing project, program the suitable stop, either to stabilize the project under the foot or to easily remove it.
Sewing speed, stitches per minute 1500

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Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 10 cm

Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

The Color Touch Screen with LED backlight is at eye level, making it easy to view selected stitches, changes made to stitches and the help animations. The soft keys below the color screen give access to frequently used functions anytime. The centrally located color touch screen is easy to use with fingertip or Touch Screen Pen and offers touch-scroll selection.
Home Screen

Home Screen

The Home Screen allows access to the User Modes, Setup Program, Tutorial, Creative Consultant and Eco Mode.
Guided Mode

Guided Mode

Guided Mode leads the user step-by-step through stitch selection, manual settings for the stitch up to saving in personal memory.
Expert Mode

Expert Mode

The Expert Mode allows fast operation including direct access to the simplified display for quick access to manual settings.
Stitch Selection

Stitch Selection

The desired stitch can be selected by number or directly from the stitch list. Choose how the stitch information is displayed, multicolor or monochrome, list view with stitch icon and name or icon view with stitch number.
Personal Memory

Personal Memory

Save stitch settings for the fabric and/or thread combination or project for future use. Save your favorite or individually adjusted stitches permanently under a personalized name. Saved stitches can be selected to be sewn, edited or deleted. Up to 100 stitches can be held in the Personal Memory.
Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

With Temporary Altered Stitch Memory, individually adjusted thread tensions, stitch lengths and Differential Feed are remembered during the sewing session, until the machine is switched off or the settings are saved in the Personal Memory. This saves time when repeating stitches in a project.
Manual Settings

Manual Settings

In the Manual Settings Tab, the recommended default settings for the chosen stitch are clearly displayed for fast and simple setup. Animations are also available to show how to adjust the particular settings.
Sewing Screen

Sewing Screen

The Sewing Screen Tab displays the selected stitch and the programmed or amended settings. The Stitch View can be changed from multicolor to monochrome and special stitches such as the flatlock are also shown in flat view. "Stitch Optimizer" and "Sewing Speed Adjustment" are selectable from this screen.
Setup Program

Setup Program

The Setup Program gives access to information about the machine and software version. It allows you to personalize the screen colors of the Expert and Guided Mode, change the sounds or turn them off, turn the light off or on, and change maximum and minimum sewing speed.
"?"-Help

"?"-Help

When "?" Help is activated, information on the selected screen area is called up and displayed.
Tutorials

Tutorials

Access on-screen tutorials for information on sewing techniques and machine operation. Find information about various aspects of sewing, such as stitch selection, threading, thread tension, needles, presser feet, sewing settings, maintenance and more.
Creative Consultant

Creative Consultant

All information on-screen. Choose the fabric and technique to be sewn, and the Creative Consultant will give you stitch suggestion, thread, needle and Presser Foot recommendations.
Stitch Optimizer

Stitch Optimizer

Find the visual of how your stitch currently looks, then follow the steps on how to optimize the stitch by adjusting the relevant thread tension, stitch length, Differential Feed, cutting width, Micro Thread Control (mtc), Rolled Hem, etc.
Presser Foot Indicator

Presser Foot Indicator

Indicator shows recommended Presser Foot for general use of stitch selected. In addition, optional feet useful for the selected stitch are listed.
eco Mode

eco Mode

If work is interrupted for a longer period of time, the machine can be switched to power saving mode. The eco Mode also serves as a child safety feature. The screen will be locked and the machine cannot be started.
Stitch Selection with Automatic Default Settings

Stitch Selection with Automatic Default Settings

With Stitch Selection, thread tensions, stitch length and Differential Feed are automatically set for the selected stitch. These defaults work for most thread/fabric combinations. If necessary, all stitch attributes can be fine-tuned, not only the thread tensions individually, stitch length and differential feed, but also the manual settings such as Cutting Width, Micro Thread Control (mtc), Presser Foot Pressure, Rolled Hem Lever. For each thread/fabric combination, the defaults can be adjusted to personal preferences.
Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

Individually adjustable settings such as Thread Tension for each Needle and Looper, Stitch Length, Differential Feed, Cutting Width, Micro Thread Control, Presser Foot Pressure, and Rolled Hem settings allow for perfecting stitches when using a wide variety of fabrics and thread combinations.
Auto Default Thread Tension Setting and Digital Adjustment

Auto Default Thread Tension Setting and Digital Adjustment

Thread tension defaults are automatically set for the selected stitch. For each stitch the involved tensions are set at a default based on universal overlock thread, suitable for a wide variety of fabrics. Thread tension fine tuning is possible via the Touch Screen or buttons next to the threading path at front of the machine.
Auto Default Stitch Length Setting and Digital Adjustment 0.8–4,5 mm

Auto Default Stitch Length Setting and Digital Adjustment

Stitch Length Default is automatically set for each selected stitch and is set at a default based on universal overlock thread, suitable for a wide variety of fabrics. Stitch Length adjustment is possible via the Touch Screen and can be adjusted even while sewing. Set or adjust to accommodate all sewing projects. The stitch with personal settings can be saved in the Personal Program and is easily retrievable.
Auto Default Differential Feed Setting and Digital Adjustment

Auto Default Differential Feed Setting and Digital Adjustment

Differential Feed Default for each selected stitch is automatically set. Differential Feed Setting adjustments can be made from 0.7 to 2.0. Differential Feed ensures wave-free seams in knits and prevents puckering in fine fabrics, while allowing deliberate gathering as an option.
Cutting Width

Cutting Width

The Cutting Width Dial on the front of the machine can be adjusted to accurately set up seam width, and is adjustable even while sewing
Micro Thread Control (mtc)

Micro Thread Control (mtc)

With Micro Thread Control, the over-edge thread length can be set directly resulting in the perfect seam with one quick adjustment.
Rolled Hem Selection Lever

Rolled Hem Selection Lever

The Rolled Hem Selection Lever is built in next to the Stitch Plate and eases switching to a Rolled Hem stitch and back to overlock by simply moving the Rolled Hem Selection Lever.
Stitch Finger Adjustable

Stitch Finger Adjustable

The Stitch Finger supports the looper threads to build the stitch. It moves with the cutting width adjustment to hold more or less thread and can be fine-tuned using Micro Thread Control.
One-Step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)

One-Step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)

Automatically threads the loopers. The One-step BERNINA Air Threader is activated with the BERNINA Foot Control, so both hands remain free to hold the thread over the Air Threader Nozzles.
Pulse Drive (L 850/L 860)

Pulse Drive

When stepping on the BERNINA Foot Control with the Threader Cover and/or Looper Cover open, the machine will sew slowly for a maximum of one stitch, until the machine is in threading position.
Thread Feed Into Air Threader Nozzle

Thread Feed Into Air Threader Nozzle

With closed BERNINA Air Threader pipes, the thread is pulled into the Air Threader as soon as the foot control is pressed. The thread tail needs only to hover above the nozzle to be pulled into the Air Threading System and into loopers. No need to place thread tail into nozzle for threading to occur properly.
Color-coded One-path Threading

Color-coded One-path Threading

The thread follows one defined path for each stitch. The threading paths are always the same, and color coded.
Can be used with any sequence of threads

Can be used with any sequence of threads

Thread in any order because the Looper Threads are in closed pipes that avoid unintentional tangling of needle and Looper Threads.
Threading Chart

Threading Chart

A Color-coded Threading Chart is located inside the looper or threader cover. The threading path of each thread can be verified.

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Stitch View

Stitch View

Stitch View graphics throughout the Touch Screen functions. The view of a stitch can be changed from multicolor to monochrome and special stitches such as the Flatlock can be shown in flat view. This serves as reference for stitch identification, threading and tension fine tuning. Stitch View graphics are found in the tabs of the touch screen.
Built-in Needle Threader

Built-in Needle Threader

The Built-in Needle Threader located at the needle bar area easily switches to thread the needles.
Needle Checking Window

Needle Checking Window

This window on the Needle Bar provides for clear viewing of proper installation of needles.
Needle Screws Securing Plate

Needle Screws Securing Plate

The Securing Plate ensures that unused screws will not get lost.
Thread Tension Release

Thread Tension Release

As soon as the Presser Foot is lifted, the thread tension discs release automatically and allow easy, tension-free threading.
Swing-out Presser Foot with Auto Swing Back

Swing-out Presser Foot with Auto Swing Back

The Presser Foot swings to the left, providing ample space for easy threading, comfortable needle changing and to easily lay the threads under the Presser Foot. When lowering the presser foot with the hand lifter it swings automatically back.
Air Threader Circumvention

Air Threader Circumvention

The advantage of bypassing part of the air pipes is to reduce friction, thus tension and a good sewing result can be achieved for longer and wider stitches.
Freearm

Freearm

Freearm for easy sewing of tubular projects such as cuffs, legs and necklines.
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with Knee Lifter

BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with Knee Lifter

Use the knee-operated lever to lower or temporarily raise the Presser Foot allowing your hands to manage your project at all times.
Grand Sewing Space

Grand Sewing Space

More space to the right of the needles offers comfort and more flexibility when stitching large and small projects. Ideal for handling from the right when the left hand is holding fabric and notions in place.
Space to the Right of the Needle 143 mm

Space to the Right of the Needle

More space to the right of the needles offers comfort and more flexibility when stitching large and small projects. Ideal for handling from the right when the left hand is holding fabric and notions in place.
LED Sewing Light

LED Sewing Light

LED Sewing Light illuminates the sewing and looper area making it easier to thread the needles and loopers. Eye strain is reduced while stitching projects in a brightly lit area.
Sewing Light On/Off

Sewing Light On/Off

The Sewing Light can be switched on/off via the Touch Screen in the Setup Menu. By default the sewing light is on.
Stitch-by-Stitch Sewing

Stitch-by-Stitch Sewing

The DC Motor provides consistent needle penetration at any speed, from sewing fine single layer to heavy multi-layer fabrics. In particular, it also allows for slow, precise sewing.
Automatic Needle Stop Up

Automatic Needle Stop Up

The needle always stops in the highest position at the end of each stitch. Ideal to thread the needles, position or remove the sewing project.
Needle Stop Up/Down Programmable

Needle Stop Up/Down Programmable

Needle Stop Up/Down, programmable via Touch Screen. For each sewing project, program the suitable stop, either to stabilize the project under the foot or to easily remove it.
BERNINA Foot Control

BERNINA Foot Control

Use the BERNINA Foot Control for accurate stitch-by-stitch precision and the benefit of needle up/down using the Foot Control with Back-kick function.
2-step Presser Foot Lifter

2-step Presser Foot Lifter

The 2-Step Presser Foot Lifter provides additional clearance under the foot when placing multiple layers or bulky fabrics.
Thread Cutter

Thread Cutter

The Thread Cutter with clamp function is conveniently positioned on the outside of the machine. It cuts thread chains and loose threads neatly. It holds the thread chain out of the way ready to start the next seam.
Integrated Upper Looper Converter

Integrated Upper Looper Converter

Easily set up for applications without upper looper thread with the built-in Upper Looper Converter. To engage, flip to the left and insert into the looper eye. To disengage, push out of looper eye and flip to the right until it clicks into lowest position.
Accessories in Threader Cover

Accessories in Threader Cover

Most important and frequently used tools are always at hand, ready to be used, no searching or wasting time.
Needle Pad

Needle Pad

Needles that are not in use can be stored in the Needle Pad under the Threader Cover, always within easy reach.
Easy to Engage and Disengage Knife from Outside

Easy to Engage and Disengage Knife from Outside

The Knife On/Off Lever is positioned on the outside of the machine. The upper knife is quickly disengaged with one finger when opting not to trim. It is also easily accessible while sewing.
Sewing Speed Programmable

Sewing Speed Programmable

Via the Touch Screen, the maximum and minimum speed can be adjusted to suit any sewing skill and project requirement.
Safety Switch for Needle Threader

Safety Switch for Needle Threader

Safety Switch to cut electrical supply to motor when Needle Threader is active.
Presser Foot Safety Switch

Presser Foot Safety Switch

Safety Switch to cut electrical supply to motor when Presser Foot is lifted so the machine will not sew. Also when temporarily raising the Presser Foot with the Knee Lifter, the machine will not sew.
Safety Feature for Presser Foot Monitoring On/Off

Safety Feature for Presser Foot Monitoring On/Off

By default, the machine will not sew with Presser Foot raised. Via the Touch Screen, in the Setup Menu, the Safety Switch for the raised Presser Foot can be deactivated.
Safety Switch for Open Cover, Pulse Drive

Safety Switch for Open Cover, Pulse Drive

Safety Switch to reduce sewing speed and activate Pulse Drive when Threader or Looper Cover is open. The machine sews slowly until it reaches the correct position for threading.
Carry Handle and Recessed Grip

Carry Handle and Recessed Grip

Fold-down Carry Handle on top to the left of the threading path with additional Recessed Grip at lower right for stable carrying of the machine, even while threaded.
Knife Cover Insert

Knife Cover Insert

The Knife Cover Insert is used with all overlock stitches with upper and lower looper, allowing to cut, sew and neaten. It guides the fabric trimmings smoothly into the Cut-offs Bin, while protecting your fingers in the knife area.
Workspace height 86 mm

Workspace height

More overlocking space to the right of the needles offers comfort and more flexibility when stitching large and small projects. Allows for easy access to presser foot lifter and needles with the right hand. Ideal for handling from the right when the left hand is holding fabric and notions in place over the Freearm.
Stitches 18

Stitches

A variety of wide and narrow, long and short stitches for all your sewing projects.
4-Thread Overlock with Integrated Safety Seam 1
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4-Thread Overlock with Integrated Safety Seam

The 4-Thread Overlock is a sturdy and strong stitch, most often used for durable and elastic seams in knits and stretchy fabrics. It is suitable for apparel, especially for sportswear, and home textiles.
3-Thread Super Stretch Stitch 1
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3-Thread Super Stretch Stitch

The 3-Thread Super Stretch Stitch creates overlock seams for super stretchy and two-way-stretch fabrics used for gymnastic or swimwear. An especially soft stitch, ideal for lingerie and gymnastic wear, is achieved by using a texturized nylon thread in the looper (and needles). Decorative threads are used to neaten and create reversible edges.
3-Thread Overlock Wide (LN) 2
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3-Thread Overlock Wide (LN)

The 3-Thread Overlock is a balanced seam and also ideal for neatening edges, hems and facings, quicksewn edge finishing and effect seams. Wide 3-Thread Overlock is suitable for strong woven fabrics, pile, furry materials or sturdy knits, for garments and decorative projects.
3-Thread Overlock Narrow (RN) 2
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3-Thread Overlock Narrow (RN)

The 3-Thread Overlock is a balanced seam and also ideal for neatening edges, hems and facings, quicksewn edge finishing and effect seams. Narrow 3-Thread Overlock is suitable for fine to medium weight fabric neatening, t-shirts, children's garments, lingerie and fine home textiles.
3-Thread Flatlock Wide (LN) 2
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3-Thread Flatlock Wide (LN)

The 3-Thread Flatlock is a flat, slightly stretchy seam that is sewn on the right side of the fabric and is especially ideal for creative overlock projects in combination with decorative threads. The wrong side of the stitch is known as "ladder stitch" and also used for decorations or base to weave tape or cord into the stitch. A wide 3-Thread Flatlock is used in medium to heavy weight fabrics. Suitable for patchwork, apparel and sportswear and home textiles
3-Thread Flatlock Narrow (RN) 2
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3-Thread Flatlock Narrow (RN)

The 3-Thread Flatlock is a flat, slightly stretchy seam that is sewn on the right side of the fabric and is especially ideal for creative overlock projects in combination with decorative threads. The wrong side of the stitch is known as "ladder stitch" and also used for decorations or as a base to weave tape or cord into the stitch. A narrow 3-Thread Flatlock is used in medium to light weight fabrics. Suitable for patchwork, apparel, sportswear, lingerie and home textiles.
3-Thread Narrow Seam 1
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3-Thread Narrow Seam

The 3-Thread Narrow Seam is used for fine fabrics or see-through materials like silk, cotton or synthetic fabrics. It can be used for pintucks in heirloom projects and as a decorative fine edge finish, e.g. with two different shades of embroidery thread in the loopers. Suitable for inserting lace, light weight apparel, blouses, children's garments, accessories.
3-Thread Rolled Hem 1
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3-Thread Rolled Hem

A rolled hem is an attractive and quickly sewn decorative edge finish, for example with embroidery thread in the loopers. The rolled hem can also be used for pintucks in heirloom projects. Suitable for accessories, ruffles, light weight outerwear, home textiles.
3-Thread Picotstitch 1
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3-Thread Picotstitch

The 3-Thread Picotstitch is an attractive and quickly sewn edge for light weight woven and knitted fabrics. Suitable for scarfs, bridal wear and ruffles, home textiles and decorative craft projects.

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2-Thread Wrapped Overlock Wide (LN) 2
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2-Thread Wrapped Overlock Wide (LN)

The 2-Thread Wrapped Overlock is a reversible stitch, ideal for neatening single layers of fabric, seams, hems and facings or as a decorative element with woven or fleecy fabrics or firm knits. The wide stitch is suitable for medium weight to heavy weight fabrics and threads.
2-Thread Wrapped Overlock Narrow (RN) 2
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2-Thread Wrapped Overlock Narrow (RN)

The 2-Thread Wrapped Overlock is a reversible stitch, ideal for neatening single layers of fabric, seams, hems and facings or as a decorative element with woven or fleecy fabrics or firm knits. The narrow stitch is suitable for medium weight to light weight fabrics and medium weight to finer threads.
2-Thread Flatlock Wide (LN) 2
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2-Thread Flatlock Wide (LN)

The 2-Thread Flatlock is a highly stretchy and flat stitch, often used with decorative threads or texturized nylon thread for lingerie, swimwear and gymnastic wear. The wide stitch is suitable for medium to heavy weight woven and knitted fabrics, patchwork, apparel and craft projects.
2-Thread Flatlock Narrow (RN) 2
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2-Thread Flatlock Narrow (RN)

The 2-Thread Flatlock is a highly stretchy and flat stitch, often used with decorative threads or texturized nylon thread for lingerie, swimwear and gymnastic wear. The narrow stitch is suitable for medium to light weight woven and knitted fabrics, patchwork, apparel and craft projects.
2-Thread Rolled Hem 1
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2-Thread Rolled Hem

With rolled hems, achieve fine edge finishing on hems, ruffles and flounces, ideal for bridal wear, or lingerie. With Differential Feed, stretching, it is often used as lettuce edge finish in knits.
2-Thread Overlock Wide (LN) 2
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2-Thread Overlock Wide (LN)

The 2-Thread Overlock is ideal for neatening fine single layers of fabric and ensures no seam puckering. The wide stitch is suitable also for heavier weight but loosely woven fabric neatening with texturized nylon or universal thread, use for apparel or home textiles.
2-Thread Overlock Narrow (RN) 2
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2-Thread Overlock Narrow (RN)

The 2-Thread Overlock is ideal for neatening fine single layers of fabric and ensures no seam puckering. The narrow stitch is ideal for finest silk and batiste or knitted fabrics to be neatened with fine texturized nylon or fine threads, for apparel or home textiles.
2-Thread Blanketstitch Wide (LN) 2
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2-Thread Blanketstitch Wide (LN)

The 2-Thread Blanketstitch is used on ready-made blankets or on heavier fabrics with longer stitch and maybe more cutting width and with decorative threads in needle and looper. Suitable for medium to heavy weight fabrics and knits, pile and furry material, decorative finishing on apparel, coats, jackets and home textiles.
2-Thread Blanketstitch Narrow (RN) 2
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2-Thread Blanketstitch Narrow (RN)

The 2-Thread Blanketstitch is used on ready-made blankets or on heavier fabrics with longer stitch and maybe more cutting width and with decorative threads in needle and looper. Suitable for medium weight and soft fabrics and knits, pile and furry material, decorative finishing on apparel, coats, jackets and home textiles.
Overlock Stitch Width

Overlock Stitch Width

The Overlock Stitch Width is adjustable to suit any fabric type and sewing technique. Wide stitches are suitable to sew and neaten medium to heavy weight fabrics, narrower stitches for medium to light weight and fine fabrics.
Motor DC

Motor

The DC Motor with BERNINA Foot Control enables slow and steady sewing, even Stitch-by-Stitch sewing or half stitch sewing (needle up/down). The AC motor is the industry standard and allows continously variable sewing speed with the Foot Control.
Sewing speed, stitches per minute 1500

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6-step presser foot pressure

6-step presser foot pressure

Presser foot pressure is adjustable to accommodate sheer to thick fabrics.
Weight of machine 13.1 kg

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
  • Threading
  • Stitch optimization
  • Seam variations
  • Machine maintenance
  • 4:11

    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

    L 860 Overlocker: Getting started

    4:11
  • 7:31

    L 860 Overlocker: Stitch Selection and Settings

    The BERNINA L 860 has various symbols for stitch selection and settings. This video shows how to change the user mode: Where to find animations for machine settings and how to change stitch displays. How to adjust electronic default settings such as thread tension, stitch length and differential feed. How to select tutorial contents, Sewing Consultant and eco mode and how to retrieve or personalize machine settings

  • 5:36

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Thread an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode

    The 3-thread flatlock is a decorative seam for garments or deco projects. This video shows in Guided Mode, how to select an overlock stitch and thread accordingly. Example is selecting and threading 3-thread flatlock, threading and sewing it. How to follow the Guided Mode step by step. Which automatic settings are controlled by the machine. Which settings are done manually. How to thread and how to perform a sewing test.

  • 4:48

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Tread an Overlock Stitch in Expert Mode

    The 2-thread rolled hem is ideal for fine, soft fabrics and finest edge finishes. This video shows how to use the Expert Mode to select an overlock stitch and thread accordingly. Example is selecting a 2-thread rolled hem, threading and sewing it. How to read the instructions and settings in Expert Mode. Which automatic settings are controlled by the machine. Which settings are done manually, how to thread and how to perform a sewing test.

  • L 860 Overlocker: Stitch Selection and Settings

    L 860 Overlocker: Stitch Selection and Settings

    7:31
  • L 860 Overlocker: How to Thread an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Thread an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode

    5:36
  • L 860 Overlocker: How to Tread an Overlock Stitch in Expert Mode

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Tread an Overlock Stitch in Expert Mode

    4:48
  • 4:17

    L 860 Overlocker: Save Stitches in personal Memory

    The Personal Memory is the place to save your unique, creative and practical Signature Stitches. This video shows how to save a personal or optimized stitch in the Personal Memory. How to rename a personal stitch or select it for sewing. How to delete one or more personal stitches. How to clear the Personal Memory. Which settings are automatically saved. Which settings can be noted and stored in the Personal Memory. How big is the capacity of the Personal Memory

  • 4:01

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Optimize Overlock Stitches

    The Stitch Optimizer guides through the optimization process step by step for perfect results for any stitch, thread and fabric combination. This videos shows how to optimize an overlock stitch, step-by-step instructions in the graphical user interface. In Expert Mode or in Guided Mode, the procedure of the Stitch Optimizer is the same. Which settings are recommended and how to test sew.

  • 2:30

    L 860 Overlocker: Selecting Stitch with the Creative Consultant

    The Creative Consultant makes selecting and sewing a new technique easy. This video shows how to choose a stitch with the Creative Consultant. Which stitches, needles, threads and presser feet are recommended by the Creative Consultant based on the fabric and application selected. The video also shows what information, fabrics and applications are in the Creative Consultant.

  • L 860 Overlocker: Save Stitches in personal Memory

    L 860 Overlocker: Save Stitches in personal Memory

    4:17
  • L 860 Overlocker: How to Optimize Overlock Stitches

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Optimize Overlock Stitches

    4:01
  • L 860 Overlocker: Selecting Stitch with the Creative Consultant

    L 860 Overlocker: Selecting Stitch with the Creative Consultant

    2:30
  • 4:19

    L 860 Overlocker: Standard Presser Foot #L10

    The Standard Presser Foot #L10 is suitable for all stitches and fabrics and is ideal to sew on tapes. In this video you will see what the standard presser foot is used for. Identification and purpose of the marks. How to detach and attach the presser foot. How to use the tape guide. How to adjust the tape guide. How to swing the foot out. How to sew in tape and how to stabilize a seam by sewing in a tape.

  • 2:18

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Attach and Detach the Seam Guide

    The seam guide right is ideal for practical and decorative seams. This video shows how to attach and detach the seam guide, how to adjust the seam guide. You will see examples that show how to regularly trim excess seam allowance or how to sew along a folded edge.

  • 1:48

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Adjust Presser Foot Pressure

    Perfect seams, optimal fabric feed by adjusting the presser foot pressure. This video shows how to adjust the presser foot pressure, how and why to decrease pressure and why to increase presser foot pressure.

  • 3:15

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Secure the Beginning and End of the Seam

    To secure seam begin and end increases seam stability and endurance. This video shows examples how to secure seam beginning and end and how to sew in thread chains.

  • 4:58

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Sew Corners

    Sewing techniques for beautiful, visible corners. This video shows how to sew corners and examples of sewing outside corners and how to neaten inside corners.

  • 5:50

    L 860 Overlocker: Sew the Beginning & End of the Seam in a Tube

    Beautiful circles or visible edge finishes are easy to sew. This video shows how to stitch seam begin and end in a tube and examples of seam begin and end in circles.

  • L 860 Overlocker: Standard Presser Foot #L10

    L 860 Overlocker: Standard Presser Foot #L10

    4:19
  • L 860 Overlocker: How to Attach and Detach the Seam Guide

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Attach and Detach the Seam Guide

    2:18
  • L 860 Overlocker: How to Adjust Presser Foot Pressure

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Adjust Presser Foot Pressure

    1:48
  • L 860 Overlocker: How to Secure the Beginning and End of the Seam

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Secure the Beginning and End of the Seam

    3:15
  • L 860 Overlocker: How to Sew Corners

    L 860 Overlocker: How to Sew Corners

    4:58
  • L 860 Overlocker: Sew the Beginning & End of the Seam in a Tube

    L 860 Overlocker: Sew the Beginning & End of the Seam in a Tube

    5:50
  • 5:22

    L 860 Overlocker: Maintenance, Cleaning and Oiling

    This video shows how to clean and oil the BERNINA L 860 Overlocker based on the L 850.

  • L 860 Overlocker: Maintenance, Cleaning and Oiling

    L 860 Overlocker: Maintenance, Cleaning and Oiling

    5:22

Support for your BERNINA L 860

To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.

Download manual Support page BERNINA L 860

Sewing project

Classic and cool at the same time: 
this unisex v-neck t-shirt with raglan sleeves is easy to sew, which leaves all the more time to play with different fabrics, seam details and sleeve options. A perfect project to upcycle fabric remnants!

To the instructions

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.