Bernina L 860 Overlocker

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Exclusive One-step BERNINA Air Threader

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BERNINA L860 – The unique Overlocker

The BERNINA L860 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.

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 L860 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!

One-Step Bernina Air Threader
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 L860 sews. Best of all, you can easily adjust the maximum and minimum speed at any time on the color touch screen.

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.

Sew in comfort
Intuitive operation via touch screen

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

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

The space offered on the L860 is generous by any definition. The L860 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 free-arm.

Grand sewing space
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 L860 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.

Stitch Variations

Total number of stitches
18
4-thread overlock
1
3-thread overlock (wide/narrow)
2
3-thread super-stretch
1
3-thread flatlock (wide/narrow)
2
3-thread narrow seam
1
3-thread rolled hem
1
3-thread picot stitch
1
2-thread overlock (wide/narrow)
2
2-thread flatlock (wide/narrow)
2
2-thread rolled hem
1
2-thread wrapped overlock (wide/narrow
2
2-thread blanket stitch (wide/narrow)
2

Comfort Features

One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)
Color touch screen
4.3"
Expert Mode and Guided Mode
Stitch selection / Settings on the screen
Personal Memory for 100 individual stitches
Helpful animations and tutorials
Creative Sewing Consultant
Stitch Optimizer
Freearm
Sewing space to the right of the needle
5 5∕8" (143 mm)
Workspace height
3 3∕8" (86 mm)
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift (FFL)
Built-in needle threader
Automatic needle stop up
Needle stop up/down programmable
Needle up/down with BERNINA Foot Control
Stitch-by-stitch sewing
Color-coded One-path Threading
Thread tension adjustable while sewing
Thread tension release when presser foot raised
Micro Thread Control (mtc)
Adjustable stitch length while sewing
Adjustable differential feed while sewing
Adjustable cutting width while sewing
Rolled hem lever integrated under stitch plate
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside
Integrated upper looper converter
LED sewing light
Thread cutter
Speed control via touch screen
Safety switch for open cover and raised presser foot
Accessories in the threader cover

Technical Specifications

Stitch width 3–9 mm
6-step presser foot pressure
DC motor
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)
1,500
Weight of machine
28.8 lbs/13.1 k
 

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