Demonstration on Advance Sewing Machines

Name of the Department: Fashion & Textiles

Name of the Activity: Demonstration

Date: 5thDecember 2022

Venue: Draping lab

Topic on which activity was organized: Advance Sewing Machines

No. of Participants: Five studentsof M.A./M.Sc./M.Com. Fashion Design, Sem- I

Objective of the activity:To understand the functioning of Over Lock, Flat Lock and Leather Stitching sewing machines.

Description:The Department of Fashion & Textilesorganized a demonstration on the working of Flat lock, Over lock (3 thread & 5 thread), Leather sewing machine,for the students of M.A/M.Sc./ semester I.

Mr. Asraf Ali was the resource persons for the demonstration. Hedemonstrated the threading and functioning of flat lock, over lockboth 5 thread & 3 thread, and leather sewing machine, which are electronic and technologically advanced models. Flat lock machine has a vast working space permits a wide range of sewing applications and is utilized for all types of flat sewing work. It is used for sewingswimwear, sportswear and knittedclothes.

He explained the working of the overlock sewing machine. In mass garment manufacturing, after lock stitch machines, overlock machines are mostly used one among many sewing machine types. Overlock machine also known as serger, over edge sewing machine and interlock sewing machine. An industrial overlocker is primarily used to sew edges of a cloth piece with clean finish. He demonstratedthe functioning of leather stitching machine for heavy fabric. Aleather sewing machine is used to stitch leather and other heavy weight fabrics. It mechanically drives a needle through leather material, stitching pieces together. While many types of heavy weight fabric sewing machines are available, most are made for use on a range of clothing fabrics. These include heavy weight cotton, polyester, linens, muslins, etc.He also demonstrated the working of fabric cutting machine. These machines are widely used in clothing industry; because of production speed is very high. Higher lay of height can be cut very easily.

The students practiced on all sewing machinesflat lock, over lock both 5 thread & 3 thread, leather sewing machine and worked onwoven, knitted and heavy weight fabrics. The focus of the demonstration was to learn the working ofall advance sewing machines so that student can use these sewing machines for the garment construction. Students found this demonstration useful.

Outcome of the activity:Student learnt the working of flat lock and 5 thread & 3 threadover lock5 thread & 3 thread machine for stitching of woven and knitted garments. Students understoodthat the stitches can be adjusted for different types of seams and various stitches using advance sewing machines.