Sewing for the Apparel Industry eBook (2e) : 9780133072983

Sewing for the Apparel Industry eBook (2e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For courses in Industrial Sewing, Introduction to Industry Methods, Sewn Product Techniques, Production Management, Workroom Techniques, and Beginning Apparel Construction. Sewing for the Apparel Industry, 2nd Edition, focuses on the fundamental principles of garment construction, the interrelationship of assembly methods, and the elements which the designer must consider at the outset of individual design creation. It details easy-to-master production operations, while emphasising the equipment, practical skills, and sewing processes used in apparel manufacturing. Efficient and cost effective procedure descriptions complement material on the basic concept of design and desired quality, providing students with an understanding of various production methods and how they affect design decisions and relate to garment quality and labor and material costs.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Overview to Apparel Production.
  • Quick Start Tutorial.
  • 2. Orientation: The Lockstitch Machine.
  • 3. Basic Machine Skills: The Lockstitch Machine.
  • 4. Other Industrial Equipment.
  • 5. Basic Production Skills.
  • 6. Seams, Types, Classifications, and Basic Plain Seams.
  • 7. More Plain Seams.
  • 8. Seam Finishes.
  • 9. Self-finished Seams.
  • 10. Hems.
  • 11. Darts.
  • 12. Facings.
  • 13. Plackets.
  • 14. Interlinings.
  • 15. Assembling the Garment.
  • 16. Bands: Cuffs and Waistbands.
  • 17. Sleeves.
  • 18. Closures.
  • 19. Zippers.
  • 20. Collars.
  • 21. Pockets.
  • 22. Bias.
  • 23. Linings.
  • 24. Knit Types and Seams.
  • 25. Hems and Edge Finishes.
  • 26. More Applications for Knits.
  • Appendix 1: Safety Rules.
  • Appendix 2: Forms.
  • Appendix 3: Using Measuring Tools.
  • Appendix 4: Fibers, Yarns, and Fabrics.
  • Appendix 5: Hand Stitches.
  • Appendix 6: Schematics of Seams and Stitches.
  • Appendix 7: Troubleshooting Stitching and Pressing Defects.
  • Appendix 8: Basic Tools and Supplies.
  • Appendix 9: Burn Test.
  • Appendix 10: Pattern Numbers and Shapes.
  • Glossary.
  • Bibliography.
Features & benefits

Sample-focused workbook style–Describes each application in detail with step-by-step directions.

  • Allows students to use the book with little or no supervision and proceed at their own level. Enables instructors to assign work to students based on their individual abilities, various skill levels, aptitudes, and experiences.

Numerous sewing techniques.

  • Teaches tailoring, draping, flat pattern making, how to solve production problems, and more.

Logical organisation.

  • Introduces production applications based on frequency of use and degree of difficulty.

Lists of materials/supplies, pattern pieces and worksheets–Needed to execute technical applications.

  • Ensures students have complete and accurate directions in order to save time, develop self-reliance, and promote recall.

Evaluation guidelines.

  • Helps students become proficient in both complex applications such as collars, sleeves, pockets, and fundamental elements of hems and facings.

Sidebars–Defines fashion industry terminology.

  • Supplies students with definitions of words for machine parts and individual garment elements.

Analytical approach towards problems.

  • Increases students' efficiency, self-reliance, and knowledge, and improves their judgment.

Comparative look at sewing and equipment for the home and industry.

  • Helps students and instructors bridge the gap between home sewing and fashion industry techniques and tools with proficiency and confidence.

Threading charts.

  • Familiarises students with the know-how for the lockstitch, overlock machine, and blind hemmer.

Stitching charts.

  • Encourage students to practice technique.

Comparison charts.

  • Shows students seam finishes, facing types, plackets, and collars.
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