Fundamental Types of Sewing Equipment and Their Functions

Types of Sewing Equipment and Their Functions

Sewing is one of the activities in which fabrics are put together according to pre-made patterns to become clothes.

In sewing, there are usually various equipment needed from the start from measuring the body to the finishing process where the clothes are ready to be used.

Of course, if you want to make good clothes, you need to prepare the necessary tools to support the process of making these clothes.

If you want to know more about the names of sewing equipment and their functions, you can see the table below.

Sewing Equipment Name Function
Sewing Machine Functions to sew fabrics, or clothes quickly and neatly, both manually and electrically. There are several types of sewing machines available.
Overlock Machine Makes stitches on the edges of the clothes so that the stitches don’t come off easily, look neat and also durable.
Neci Machine Sews the fabric which will be made using the neci or obras technique and can also be used to smooth the edges of the clothes with this technique as well.
Embroidery Machines Make embroidery on cloth as desired or also make badges on clothes.
Measuring tape Measure the body as a reference for making patterns before the clothes are made so that later they will fit the body being measured.
Veterban Mark the location of certain parts of clothing such as the waist, elbows, body, and others.
Scale Draw a pattern of clothes in a small size.
Costume Book A book used to draw a fashion pattern to be made.
Shaping Ruler Make a line or help make it easier to make a clothing pattern.
Red Blue Pencil Coloring the pattern of clothing and also as a differentiator between the front of the dress and the back of the dress.
Copy Paper Assist in the process of making large patterns that match the original size of the clothes to be made.
Red and Blue Dorslag Paper Red dorslag paper is used to make a copy of the shirt pattern that has been made for the front while the blue color is to make a copy of the back pattern.
Dress Form Help shape clothes and measure the fit of clothes when used.
Fabric Scissors To cut fabric that is thick enough.
Paper Scissors To cut paper to be made according to the pattern of clothing.
Duck Scissors For cutting extra fabric while sewing.
Zig Zag Scissors To cut the edges of clothing to make it more neat and not unraveling.
Embroidery Scissors To cut the loose embroidery thread to make it more neat.
Thread Scissors For cutting various small threads in various positions that are difficult to reach for other types of shears.
Electric Scissors For cutting thick fabrics and in very large quantities.
Rader Wheel To make stitch marks according to the pattern that has been made.
Plain Rader For marking patterns on delicate fabrics.
Serrated Rader For marking the thickest fabrics.
Sewing Carbon To mark the fabric of medium thickness.
Sewing Chalk To make marking lines on the fabric as the initial pattern of clothing or as other markers.
Skirt Marker To indicate how long the skirt will be made.
Hand Needle For sewing clothes or fabric manually by hand.
Sewing Machine Needles For sewing various clothes or also making something related to fabric in sewing.
Pins For pinning one cloth to another so that its position does not change.
Needle For threading the fabric.
Cross Stitch Needle To make a large pinhole in the fabric.
Sewing Machine Needle To insert thread into the fabric assisted by a sewing machine mechanism.
Universal Needle For sewing all kinds of fabrics.
Ballpoint and Stretch Needle For sewing thick and heavy fabrics such as sweaters and stretchy fabrics.
Microtex and Sharp Needle For sewing small fibrous fabrics, synthetic leather or also for sewing the edges of the fabric.
Leather Needle For sewing specifically for genuine leather.
Denim Needle For sewing thick denim fabrics, canvas fabrics, upholstery fabrics, faux fabrics and vinyl fabric types.
Self-Threading Needle Helps tailors who have low vision in sewing.
Thimble To assist in the sewing, embroidery and quilting process.
Squeezer To disassemble the wrong seam that has joined the fabric.
Needle Threader As an inducement to insert correctly into the needle hole that is difficult to insert.
Pincushion As a place to place various needles such as hand needles or pins.
Iron To help the formation of clothes to be more neat and smooth.
Ironing Table To help doing the ironing process.
Seam Roll For ironing all seams found on the top of a long and cylindrical garment.
Tailor’s Ham For ironing the curve of the garment.
Point Presser To help open seams that have a pointed, pointed, or angled end before the garment will be turned over.
Wooden To help organize materials that are difficult to iron.
Sleeve Board For ironing narrow parts of clothing that cannot be done by ordinary irons.
Press Mit To help protect hands while ironing.

Those are various sewing equipment and their functions that can support the process of making a cloth from the beginning of the process that measures the body to the end of the process after being ironed and ready to be used.

Also know the parts of a sewing machine, so that you have a better understanding of how to use it.

Updated: September 27, 2022 — 9:27 pm

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