Bernina L860


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  • Delivered Direct from Bernina UK


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Bernina L860 – 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.




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



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 Bernina 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!




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.




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″ right to the needle
  • Easy on/off Slide-on Table included
  • Convenient freearm

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 freearm.



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
  • 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.




Video Tutorials
Starting to sew
  1. Getting started
  1. Stitch Selection and Settings
  2. How to Thread an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode
  3. How to Tread an Overlock Stitch in Expert Mode
Stitch Optimisation
  1. Save Stitches in personal Memory
  2. How to Optimize Overlock Stitches
  3. Selecting Stitch with the Creative Consultant
Seam Variations
  1. Standard Presser Foot #L10
  2. How to Attach and Detach the Seam Guide
  3. How to Adjust Presser Foot Pressure
  4. How to Secure the Beginning and End of the Seam
  5. How to Sew Corners
  6. Sew the Beginning & End of the Seam in a Tube
Machine Maintenance
  1. Maintenance, Cleaning and Oiling



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*New Owners of this machine are eligible for a Free Foundation Training Course at the Bernina Tuition Centre in London*

Additional information


Total number of stitches – 18
One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)
4.3"/ 10 cm Colour touch screen
Expert Mode and Guided Mode
Stitch Optimizer
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter
Built-in needle threader
Needle-stop up/down programmable
3– 9 mm overlock seam width
Stitch selection / Settings on the screen
Personal Memory for 100 individual stitches
Helpful animations and tutorials
Creative Sewing Consultant
Sewing space to the right of the needle – 5 5/8"
Speed control via touch screen
Integrated upper looper converter
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside
Rolled hem lever integrated under stitch plate
Adjustable cutting width while sewing
Thread tension release when presser foot raised
Adjustable thread tension while sewing
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back
Workspace height – 3 3/8"
Color-coded threading path
Needle up/down with BERNINA foot control
Automatic needle stop up
Stitch-by-stitch sewing
Adjustable stitch length while sewing
Adjustable differential feed while sewing
2 LED sewing lights
Thread cutter


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 rolled hem – 1
2-thread wrapped overlock (wide / narrow) – 2
2-thread overlock (wide / narrow) – 2
2-thread blanket stitch (wide / narrow) – 2
2-thread flatlock (wide / narrow ) – 2

What's in the box

Standard Overlock Foot #L10 (with Tape Guide)
Slide-on Table
BERNINA Tweezers
Freearm Cover
CS Lock Tool
Accessories Box
Touchscreen Pen
Cut-offs bin
Right seam guide
Needle threader/inserter
Needle set ELx705 CF
Torx T10 screwdriver
Spool disc (4 x)
Spool net (4 x)
Knife cover insert
Foot control
Power cable
Dust cover

Technical Specifications

Sewing speed, stitches per minute – 250-1500
6-step presser foot pressure
Motor – DC


13.1 kg