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BERNINA’s L Series of Overlockers — the L 890, L 860 and L 850 machines — are full of innovative features! Each equipped with the One-step BERNINA Air Threader (learn more below), color-coded one-path threading, and the BERNINA Free-hand System with knee lifter, as well as sewing space of 5 5/8 inches to the right of the needle. Contact us to learn more about these new overlockers — and remember, Artistic Artifacts is able to offer you savings off manufacturers standard retail pricing (MSRP) for BERNINAs!

The L 860 is a unique overlocker featuring a centrally located color touch screen

There are many reasons to add a BERNINA overlocker to your lineup:

  • It sews, cuts and finishes in one easy step
  • It creates professional, durable seams and hems
  • Easily handles knit, stretchy and woven fabrics
  • Perfect rolled hems are so simple
  • Differential feed makes perfect seams easy
  • Gather ruffles as you please with differential feed
  • Limitless creative possibilities with decorative threads and stitch width up to 9 mm
  • Selection of optional accessories for unlimited creativity

The newest model is the L 860, a unique overlocker perfectly suited for working with all types of threads and fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials. The L 860 offers a variety of stitches, and your stitch selection, individual stitch settings or personal memory is all available through the centrally located color touch screen, which 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.The L 860 is priced at $5,999 MSRP.

The L 890 offers all of the functions of an overlocker and cover/chainstitch machine in one spectacular model

Introduced at BERNINA University in 2020, learn more about the L 890 and L 850 —

  • The L 890 lets you sew, cut and finish in one easy step — all of the functions of an overlocker and cover/chainstitch machine in one spectacular model!
    • The L 890 features a centrally-located Color Touch Screen, personal memory for 100 individual stitches, animations and tutorials, a Creative Consultant and 27 built-in stitches.
    • You’ll enjoy the ultimate serger experience when you combine the many preprogrammed stitches with the beauty of decorative threads.
    • The L 890 is priced at $7,999 MSRP.
  • The L 850 machine is an ultimate overlocker: extremely fast, precise and quiet with 18 built-in stitches!
    • The L 850 is strong, consistent and precise at any speed: sew up to 1,500 stitches per minute, or sew stitch-by-stitch, making the flawless production of precise lines and curves a simple process
    • The L 850 is priced at $3,999 MSRP.
The BERNINA L 850 machine is an ultimate overlocker!

The One-step BERNINA Air Threader

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. BERNINA’s 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 8 Series puts 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! Watch this video clip of the One-step BERNINA Air Threader »

BERNINA Innovations

“We are excited to introduce the new BERNINA L 8 Series Overlockers,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. “These new overlocker machines are designed to offer ease of use and total stitch control for our customers. Both machines will feature the same precision and quality you have come to expect from BERNINA as well as exclusives like the innovative One-step BERNINA Air Threader that will make threading more enjoyable than it has ever been. We hope these new machines will help bring an extra level of inspiration and creativity to each project.”