Author(s): Claire B. Shaeffer
Sewing for the Apparel Industry, Second 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 emphasizing 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.
I. APPAREL PRODUCTION. 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. II. BASIC OPERATIONS. 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. III. BASIC PRODUCTION OPERATIONS. 15. Assembling the Garment. 16. Bands: Cuffs and Waistbands. 17. Sleeves. 18. Closures. 19. Zippers. 20. Collars. 21. Pockets. 22. Bias. 23. Linings. IV. BASIC KNIT APPLICATIONS: SEAMS, HEMS, EDGE FINISHES, BANDS AND CUFFS, ZIPPERS, PLACKETS, AND SLEEVES. 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.