The first successful industrial chain stitch machine was developed in the early 1860’s by Antoine Bonnaz. The Bonnaz patent was later acquired by Ercole Cornely, in a factory in Paris. Cornely developed a hook-shaped needle that could make a line of chain stitches.

Cornely designs are created by sewing a tape, cord or even a rope in a desired shape or pattern. The tape is wound onto a specialised bobbin and fed directly under the needle as the machine sews out the design. Our machines have coiling and fill coiling possibilities and are equipped with a zigzag swing function which gives us the capability of sewing even beads on a string. Stunning decorative embellishments can be achieved with a combination of Cornely and embroidery, which makes for a high street fashionable product that goes the extra mile in stores.