TOOLS FOR CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
Well selected sewing equipments are essential for making a garment of good appearance. These are usually available at each and every home, as these tools are helpful for women in Garment making. Tools for clothing construction can be classified as
1. Measuring tool
2. Drafting tool
3. Marking tool
4. Cutting tool
5. Stitching tool
6. Pressing tool
Measuring tools are needed for taking body measurements and transferring it into paper patterns. Some of the measuring tools are
1. Measuring Tape
2. Meter scale
Measuring Tape is one of the important tool for sewing. This is commercially available in different models. With the use of this one can take their own body measurement or measure from a garment for stitching a new garment and to check the measurement of the garment to be sewing in between stitching. Wrinkles must be removed when measuring from a stitched garment. Note that the tape must not get twisted while measuring. The model or person to be measured must not bend while taking measurement. Select a firm, good quality tape which will not stretch after use. It is usually about �' wide and 60' long.
Some of the measuring tapes have centimeter markings along one edge. Properly measured garment usually fits better.
Meter scale are made of wooden, plastic or metal. They are useful for checking fabric width when fixing pattern pieces on material and for drawing long seam lines on fabric or paper.
A ruler is useful for measuring small distances as tucks, hems, facing, etc. on patterns, for drawings lines and marking dots.