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
Stitching tools are those which are used for hand sewing and machine Sewing. The most commonly used sewing tools are.
5. Needle threader
7. Loop turner
While choosing Fabric, select a good quality fabric, which will be easy to stitch. Knowledge of various types of fabric, their cost & width of fabric, is necessary for good sewing.
The best quality needles are always essential for good sewing. Points must be sharp, smooth and well polished for quick sewing. Select needle according to type of stitches. Usually there are 3 types of needle. They are:
Long needles used for darning. Size no.6 or no.7.
Ordinary needle used for stitching normal stitches and for tacking. Size no.8 or no.9.
Embroidery Needle with a long and oval hole. The points may be sharp or blunt depending upon the stitch. Store the needles carefully in a rust proof paper to prevent from rust .
For sewing, select thread from spool or reel of good quality from a reliable brand, matching to fabric in color and size. Various types of threads like cotton, silk, Terylene and nylon threads are available in the market.
This is worn on the middle finger to protect the finger from pricking and to aid in Needle Thread Thimble doing hand sewing quickly. These are made out of plastic and metal. Select a non-rust, light weight thimble.
This is a small device with a thin metal wire that helps you thread a needle
This gadget resembles a large, blunt needle and is used to pull cord, elastic, tape, or ribbon through castings.
This tool is a long metal rod with a hook at one end used to turn bias tubing right side out.