Chandler CST-16


  • Heavy Duty, Single Needle Lockstitch Machine
  • Easy Threading
  • Front Loading Bobbin for Quick Change
  • Pleats from 2 1/2" - 5"
  • Automatically tacks at both ends of line and stops


Maximum Speed:  800 SPM (48 stitches in 3.6 seconds)
Pleat Size:  2 1/2"- 5" (continuous)
Needle:  135 X 7
Chandler CST-16

Chandler CST-16
Industrial Sewing Machine- Drapery Pleater

Price: $4,300.00

(You can always remove it later.)

Since 1905, Chandler Machine Company has manufactured industrial hand-operated and electrical sewing machines used in the garment trade, dry cleaning establishments and laundries. We manufacture machines that can cut swatches, sew, embroider, darn, quilt, blindstitch, pink and pleat. Our pleating machines are capable of putting pleats on drapes, fabric, upholstery, paper and even mesh. We can design a machine to pleat almost any specified material. Our heavy-duty Chandler models are designed to handle heavy materials such as canvas, tarps and sail cloth. The Chandler clutch motor is recognized as the premium motor on the market today, combining extreme power, low amperage draw, and exceptional balancing to provide the finest quality product. We are proud of our more than 100 years of excellence and our reputation of reliability.

The Chandler CST-16 is a cam driven machine with a fixed pattern. It is specifically designed to pleat drapery. It is far superior in speed and accuracy than trying to do the same work with a straight stitch machine. This specialty lockstitch machine automatically produces a straight line of stitching that is adjustable from 2 1/2 inches continuously up to 5 inches. It automatically tacks at both ends of the line and stops by itself. So easy to use, even unexperienced operators can quickly become efficent pleaters. The machine gives a perfect lockstitch and sew with any tyoe of thread.