Industrial Production of Garments | Practical Study of Working Aids in Manufacturing of Garments

Experiment name: Practical Study of Working Aids.

In the domestic production of garments 80% of the time is wasted for the handling of fabric. Other 20% used for sewing. To reduce this wastage in industrial production of garments work aids required. These work aids are not only used to reduce the handling time but also used to improve the quality of the garments and labour of the operator.

  1.  To get familiar with the work aids 
  2.  To know the different functions of the work aids  
  3.  To know the use of work aids in different sewing and garments making sequences
Work Aids:
  • Specialized pressure foot  
  • Compensating foot  
  • Forceps  
  • Cutting knife  
  • Pliers  
  • Hammers  
  • Scissors  
  • Star screw driver.
Specialized pressure foot:
These types of pressure feet used for the insertion of piping and elastic through the garments. These are also helpful in stitching narrow border of the piping.

Compensating foot:
These types of pressure feet have two section and these are spring connected. These are use for sewing plies of different thickness. These can also used for sewing very narrow border. Compensating pressure foot is used in patch pocket, collar closing seam etc.

This working aid is used to hold very fine material such as thread. This also used to unravel the faulty stitches, to connect the fine machine parts etc.

Cutting knife:
Cutting knife is use to cut the thread after sewing if there automatic stitch breaking element is not present in the sewing machine.

This work element is used to machine maintenance and settings.

This work element is also used to machine maintenance and settings.

Scissors are greatly used in the garments industries. This element is mainly used for cutting thread, small garment parts, pattern board, fusing etc.

Star screw driver:
This work element is used to machine maintenance and settings.

In this experiment we discuss the different use of different work aids. Their figures have also drawn. This study about these work aids will make us able to maintain quality and reduce the wastage of time due to handling of garments. 
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Mazharul Islam Kiron is a textile consultant and researcher on online business promotion. He is working with one European textile machinery company as a country agent. He is also a contributor of Wikipedia.

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