Intro into Sewing Machine

1. The sewing machine:   Intro into Sewing Machine, its types, its uses, its stitches.


Sewing has come a long way from the time when we hand sew, to domestic method and then industrial sewing.

So, with the varieties and improvements of sewing machine Homemade dresses can be High fashion, so that new exciting outfits can be made without it looking anything like homemade. For varieties of reasons it is possible to achieve professional result in cloth making.

Modern technology helped in the changes in the fashion industrial. This didn’t only affect the Sewing method but also made it possible in the achievement of varieties, availability and affordability of fabric choices.

Intro into Sewing Machine

Sewing machine are machines used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread.

The first Sewing machines was invented during the first Industrial revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.

The invention of the first working sewing machine, was generally considered to have been the work of Englishman Thomas Saint in 1790.

Although his machine was mainly for leather and canvas,the sewing machine has greatly improved the efficiency and productivity of the industry.

Domestic Sewing Machine

Home sewing machines or domestic sewing machine are designed for one person to sew individual items while using a single stitch type.

In a modern sewing machine the fabric easily glides in and out of the machine without the inconvenience of needles and thimble and other such tools used in hand sewing. Automating the process of stitching and saving time.

Industrial Sewing

industrial sewing machines is a perfect combination of power, performance, durability and value for commercial sewing purposes. Industrial sewing machines differ from domestic machines, because they are larger, faster, and more varied in size, cost, appearance, and task.

Commercial sewing machines as they are also referred to are highly specialized machines that are designed to perform smaller range of tasks unlike the common household machines that serve a wider variety of tasks.

The interesting part of these machines is that they are built to perform jobs that may be too tough for other machines. They excel at heavy-duty sewing.

This includes items such as sails, saddles, webbing, belting, canvas, upholstery, tents and many other projects that use material tougher than your regular sewing machine can withstand.

Many of the commercial sewing machines comes with a built-in or attachable walking foot which keeps layers of materials from shifting while sewing.

Pattern making and Sewing Intro

Pattern making and sewing intro

Pattern making and sewing intro, an introduction to a part of fashion design.

I studied Fashion and Apparel Design,  so i would love to take you on the brief summary of one of the important unit in Fashion and Apparel Design.

This is going to be on the Pattern Making and Sewing. We will begin from the basics then progress to the advanced level.
Fashion and apparel design is usually thought of as an easy course but I’ve come to find that because of the Apparel design included in the degree title it wasn’t as easy as was said.

More of Fashion and Apparel design: First semester is the beginning and a process to the much advance part of the course. In Apparel design your study about fiber, yarn, fabric and types of chemicals used in fabric making( fabric making not cloth or garment making), processes and types of printing such as screen printing, block printing etc. and also it includes technical and non-technical fabric used several parts of our daily life such as Medical field, Electronic field, Agricultural field even building construction.

Don’t worry we wouldn’t be discussing that here, we would be learning about Pattern making and Sewing.

We could decide to learn more about other parts of Fashion and Apparel design in the other pages of my blog.

 For pattern making and sewing, I’ll make it quite brief and simple here, of cause i will be referring you to text books referred to in this syllabus, but not to worry examples would be given.
Basic meaning that we would be looking at Topics like:


  1. The Sewing machine and its  type, its  uses, it’s stitches.
  2. Study on body sizing and chart from the infant to children, for men, for women all these in the standard measurement.
  3. Then we’ll go to the drafting of slopes   Using standard measurements for infant, children (preschool, two years to six years), women, men.
  4. Preparation of Muslim block.
  5.  Flat Pattern Techniques and it’s Application, Pivot, splash and Spread ( Singer dart series, Double dart series, Radiating, Parallel, Graduating), conversion of darts to tucks, pleats , gathers, and seams.
    When we are done with this we can move to the next.