Procedure and Working Instruction of Embroidery Section in Clothing or Garment Sector
Embroidery Section in Apparel Industry:
Embroidery section is one of the most important sections of apparel manufacturing industry. It is one of the special task which is done according to the buyer’s requirements. In the past embroidery had done by using manual method. But now a day, it is done by applying computerized method. In readymade apparel sector, computerized embroidery machine helps to produce very complex design within a very short period of time.
Process of Embroidery in Apparel Manufacturing Industry:
All the processes of embroidery have presented in the below:
- Embroidery is a decorative stitch which is placed on the garment to enhance its properties or advertise the brand of the garment.
- There are styles that need the pocket, front or sleeve to be embroidered. It is the embroidery section supervisor’s responsibility to get the correct embroidery disk or tape from the production coordinator.
- This tape is placed on the machine and the machine is set up to run 20 embroideries at once based on machine capacity.
- The supervisor will adjust the machine speed so that it is suitable for the different fabric and embroidery types.
- Approved standard will be hanging with machine and follow according style.
- When the embroidery operation is completed in embroidery section then all the pieces are checked 100% through needle detector machine and send it to cutting section.
- Finally cutting section will include all the parts together and deliver to sewing line.
- Cutting quality inspector must check each cut received from embroidery 100% for its quality and quantity.
- Cutting in-charge has to follow bundle chart and ensure the entire cut received is as per its Quantity and number sequence.
- Any panel is to be returned in embroidery section for rectifying should be noted down in this report and should ensure that each panel will be returned to each bundle after correction or replacement.
- Q.A (Quality assurance) Manager and Cutting in-charge must ensure each bundle which is going to be issued to the sewing line will be 100% correct and acceptable with quantity too.
- Full responsibility delegated to the embroidery section or plant about standard quality and each panel must be check for quality point advised by the QC (Quality controller) and its Quality Manager. QC has to submit this report to the QA Manager on daily basis.
- Before sewing line input, Q.I (Quality in-charge) will check each bundle which is going to be passed through metal detector machine, also will be 100% correct and acceptable with quantity.
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Embroidery QC Check:
After adjusting the machine in embroidery section , supervisor will check some samples to ensure that the machine is set up correctly. Embroidery operator will get the Q.C’s approval before the bulk production. The Q.C inspector will inspect the pieces in a bundle randomly. If they find one or more defects out of the pieces they inspect then the entire bundle will be rejected. If they find no defects of the bundle then the bundle will be released for the next process. Then inspection procedure is the same as in-line Q.C system.
Responsible for QC Check:
Embroidery In-charge/Supervisor/Cutting Q.C. /Q.I.
Purpose of Embroidery QC Check:
To ensure that the embroidery production is going to be acceptable in order to proceed with metal free cut parts to sewing line to minimize and control garment quantity and minimize garment rejection due to embroidery mistakes.
- Entire cut which is going to be produced will be without embroidery mistakes.
- Minimize garments rejection due to embroidery defects.
- This metal detection procedure will ensure product safety, legality and quality.
Md. Omar Faruk
Executive–QA at Envoy Complex
(Manta Apparels Ltd. Envoy Fashions Ltd & Envoy Design Ltd.)
Mobile: +88 01722603058