Sample Making

30 Skills

Sample Making Station Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the Sample Making Station Module, students will be able to:

  • Prepare, trouble shoot, and operate the industrial straight sew machine.
  • Prepare, trouble shoot, and operate the industrial overlocker/serger machine.
  • Prepare, trouble shoot, and operate the industrial buttonhole machine.
  • Prepare, trouble shoot, and operate the pearl stitch machine.
  • Create markers for salesman’s samples.
  • Cut, sew, code, and label samples.

Industrial Straight Sew Machine

  • Thread machine from empty
  • Fill bobbin and position bobbin by feel under the machine
  • Problem solve tension problems to achieve a strong, stable stitch
  • Use back tack and knee lift functions
  • Control machine speed and direction
  • Construct a basic garment quickly using this machine

Industrial Overlocker/Serger Machine

  • Thread machine from empty
  • Problem solve tension problems to achieve a strong, balanced stitch
  • Construct a basic garment using this machine
  • Control machine speed and direction
  • Construct a basic garment quickly using this machine

Industrial Buttonhole Machine

  • Thread machine from empty
  • Follow Safety precautions
  • Problem solve tension problems to achieve a strong, stable buttonhole

Industrial Pearl Stitch Machine

  • Thread machine from empty
  • Problem solve tension problems to achieve a strong, stable stitch
  • Use multiple thread types to achieve different edges
  • Control machine speed and direction

Markers for sample making

  • Initial test laying out patterns for efficient industrial machine cutting
  • Initial calculation of layers and fabric quantity
  • Creating efficient markers for salesman’s samples
  • Anticipating a marker for single style/ multiple size cut run

Sewing the samples

  • Test cutting for industrial speed of production
  • Following the order of construction for industrial speed
  • Finishing techniques for industrial speed
  • Positioning of Labels and Care tags
  • Coding and labeling samples for sales reps
  • Creating a finished Line sheet with pricing, colors and sizing
  • Communication with sales reps
  • Communication with boutiques and buyers