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BERNINA has been passionately dedicated to the development and manufacturing of high-quality sewing machines since 1893. Today, we are proud to present a new milestone in our history—the BERNINA L 860 Overlocker with touch screen. This innovation, manufactured by BERNINA, is 100% designed and engineered in Switzerland. The BERNINA L 860 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. It sews, cuts and finishes in one easy step, so that your sewing projects take shape in no time. It sews using 2, 3 or 4 threads, providing the perfect stitch for functional or creative applications. The L 860 Overlocker offers overlock, flatlock, rolled hem and blanket stitches as well as wrapped overlock stitches, all selectable via the color touch screen. The exclusive One-step BERNINA Air Threader makes threading the loopers unbelievably easy. The threads are magically moved through the machine via one simple step on the foot control. Our Swiss engineers have created a masterpiece. In fact, it’s actually fun. No more dreading threading! One of the biggest advantages when threading both looper threads is both hands remain free. The L 860 automatically sets the loopers in the correct position for the air threader—no turning the handwheel or searching for the right position. Simply press the foot control and you’re off! Threading the needles is simple thanks to the integrated needle threader and the automatic needle stop up function. One-path Threading with color coding allows you to change from an overlock seam to a rolled hem or a flatlock seam in no time without changing the threading path. The L 860 is easily operated using the centrally located Color Touch Screen. Stitch selection, individual stitch settings, stitch properties or memory—the touch screen has all of the information available at your fingertips anytime you need it and allows you to make changes while sewing. A Creative Sewing Consultant, Stitch Optimizer and helpful animations for all functions are available to you. Stitch selection can be performed in two modes: Advanced users can apply all desired settings directly, quickly and individually in Expert Mode, while in Guided Mode, sewists will receive step-by-step instructions for stitch selection, machine settings and stitch optimization. Both modes automatically set the thread tension, stitch length and the differential feed along with the stitch selection. All settings can be changed individually and 100 stitches can be saved in your Personal Memory. Stitch length, differential feed and thread tension can also be adjusted while sewing. The needle stop can be permanently set up or down, depending on the application. With the Micro Thread Control (mtc), the amount of the overedge thread can be precisely adjusted with a simple turn of the mtc knob. The result? Perfect overlock, flatlock and rolled hems as well as decorative edges ideally suited for your sewing project thanks to Total Stitch Control. 

Main Features
  • Color touch screen with Guided Mode and Expert Mode
  • 6-step presser foot pressure
  • LED sewing light
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Slide-on extension table
  • Freearm
  • Adjustment of knife position for stitch width
  • Knife on/off
  • Micro Thread Control (mtc)
  • Cut-offs bin
  • All settings on the screen:
    • Stitch selection with automatic thread tension, stitch length, and differential feed
    • Access to your Personal Memory, Stitch Optimizer, Creative Sewing Consultant, tutorial, animations, settings assistance
    • Programmable needle stop up/down
  • Color-coded One-path Threading
  • Touch pen
  • One-step BERNINA Air Threader
  • BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)— Knee lifter
  • Accessories in the threader cover

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