Synopses & Reviews
This easy-to-use workbook details the sewing processes, practical skills, and equipment used in apparel manufacturing. It contains step-by-step directions, approximately 1000 illustrations, and numerous reference charts. Efficient and cost effective procedure descriptions compliment material on the basic concept of design and desired quality—providing users with an understanding of various production methods, how they affect design decisions, and relate to garment quality and labor and material costs. Divided into three parts, the chapters logically guide readers from basic intrinsic operations to more complex specific applications for particular structural elements. Coverage includes basic machine and production skills; a complete treatment of seams; hems; darts; facings; plackets; interlinings; cuffs and waistbands; sleeves; closures; zippers; collars; pockets; bias; and linings. A practical reference for apparel manufacturers and sub-contractors, training and production supervisors, professional dressmakers, theater costumers, homesewers learning professional techniques, and a helpful tool for problem solving in the workplace.
Table of Contents
I. APPAREL PRODUCTION. 1. Overview to Apparel Production.
2. Industrial Equipment: Orientation.
3. Basic Machine Skills.
4. Basic Production Skills.
5. Other Industrial Machines.
II. BASIC OPERATIONS. 6. Seams, Types, Classifications, and Basic Plain Seams.
7. More Plain Seams.
8. Seam Finishes.
9. Self-finished Seams.
III. BASIC PRODUCTION OPERATIONS. 15. Assembling the Garment.
16. Bands: Cuffs and Waistbands.
Appendix 1: Basic Tools and Supplies.
Appendix 2: Using Measuring Tools.
Appendix 3: Fibers, Yarns, and Fabrics.
Appendix 4: Hand Stitches.
Appendix 5: Schematics of Seams and Stitches.
Appendix 6: Forms.
Appendix 7: Troubleshooting Stitching Faults.