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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


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

 Discover the BERNINA L 860

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.

" 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

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

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

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 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

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.

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Features & Functions

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

Total number of stitches                                                                                 18

One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads) 

Expert Mode and Guided Mode 

Stitch Optimizer 


Sewing space to the right of the needle                                                   5 5/8"

BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter 

Built-in needle threader 

Needle-stop up/down programmable 

3– 9 mm overlock seam width 

Sewing speed, stitches per minute                                                      250-1500


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

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


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.

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!