Commercial Sewing Machines

apparel apparel-making The apparel industry uses specialised industrial machinery suitable for cutting fabric, sewing machines such as single needle lock stitch machine, double needle lock stitch machine, button hole machine, fusing machine, storage and packing equipment

Preparation of materials for garment production

apparel apparel-making Garment production is an organised activity consisting of sequencial processes such as laying, marking, cutting, stitching, checking, finishing, pressing and packaging

Apparel Manufacturing Processes

apparel apparel-making dyeing merchandizing Ready to wear apparel or garment manufacturing involves many processing steps, beginning with the idea or design concept and ending with a finished product. Apparel manufacturing process involves Product Design, Fabric Selection and Inspection, Patternmaking, Grading, Marking, Spreading, Cutting, Bundling, Sewing, Pressing or Folding, Finishing and Detailing, Dyeing and Washing, QC etc.

Pattern Making

apparel apparel-making The appearance and fit of a garment is highly dependent on each process. Patternmaking is one of the earliest steps in the development of a garment. It is a craft that has evolved over the centuries into a skilled technical process. Today, patternmaking tools have been carefully tailored to quickly perform repetitive time-consuming tasks, allowing apparel companies to cater to the fast paced world of fashion. Nowaydays sophisticated software programs are used for pattern making.

Spreading

apparel apparel-making Fabric spreading is very important part of the production process because it is basic for obtaining a high quality final product. Spreading is the process of unwinding large rolls of fabric onto long, wide tables in preparation for cutting each piece of a garment. The number of layers of fabric is dictated by the number of garments desired and the fabric thickness. Fabric Spreading Machines are used for bulk production.

Pattern Markings

apparel apparel-making Marking refers to the process of placing pattern pieces to maximize the number of patterns that can be cut out of a given piece of fabric in order to make garments.Pattern making is a highly skilled technique which calls for technical ability, sensitivity for design interpretation and a practical understanding of the process technology used by the factory. Industrial pattern making has two basic type

Construction Marking of fabric

apparel apparel-making After cutting, there are several pattern markings that help us put the project together accurately. Not all markings will be found on every project, as some are specific to a particular construction technique. Some construction markings need to be transferred to the fabric so they will be visible for placement and sewing; others, like seamlines, small arrows, etc. do not need to be transferred, only heeded during assembly. Check the pattern directions for more specific marking needs.

Layout /Cutting Marking

apparel apparel-making After purchasing fabric, pattern, notions, and preparing the fabric (on grain and re-shrunk / washed), you are ready to do the pattern layout. A layout is a plan for the placement of pattern pieces on the fabric.There are various categories of layout marking like grainlines, place of fold brackets, notches etc.There are also various methods of cutting marking such as single size, multi size and cutting in a particular body size

Selvedge

apparel-making fabric weaving Selvedge are special hooked needle driven by a cam which produces, after cutting, the insertion of the protruding thread end into the subsequent shed, thus forming a stronger edge. The basic function of any selvedge is to lock the outside warp threads of a piece of cloth and so prevent fraying. The selvedge should be strong enough to withstand the strains of the stenter in the finishing process. - The selvedge should have a neat and uniform appearance.

Fabric Cutting

apparel apparel-making Cutting is the process which cut out the pattern pieces from specified fabric for making garments.Using the markers made from graded patterns and in accordance with the issue plan,fabrics are cut to prepare garment assembly.This is the major operation of the cutting room, of all of the operations in the cuttingroom this is the most decisive, because once the fabric has been cut, very little can bedone to rectify serious mistakes.