List of Sewing Machine Used in Apparel Industry

By | February 9, 2016

List of Sewing Machine Used in Apparel Industry

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.



Sewing machine plays an important role in readymade garments sector. Different sewing machines are used for different purposes. There are a lot of sewing machines used in garments manufacturing industry, which are mentioned in this article.

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Sewing Machine Used by the Operator in Apparel Industry

Sewing Machine Used by the Operator in Apparel Industry

Types of Sewing Machine Used in Apparel Industry:

According to the operating system, there are two types of sewing machines are available in the readymade garment garments sector. Those are-

  1. Manually operated sewing machine,
  2. Electrically operated sewing machine.

All the above machine types have explained in the below:

1. Manually operated sewing machine:

The machine where sewing is done by using physical power is termed as manually operated sewing machine. These types of sewing machines are vastly used in tailoring and domestic purpose of sewing fabrics. This machine types are not used in apparel manufacturing industries due to the less garments production.

2. Electrically operated sewing machine:

The machine where sewing is done by using electrical power is known as electrically operated sewing machine. This types of machines are widely used in garment manufacturing industries due to the higher apparel production. These sewing machines also termed as industrial sewing m/c.

List of Sewing Machine Used in Garment Industry:

  1. Double chain stitch machine (four needle short……),
  2. Double chain stitch machine (four needle elastic inserting machine),
  3. Double chain stitch m/c (double needle with reverse feed),
  4. Fed of the arm (Double chain stitch m/c with three needles),
  5. Interlock machine (twine needle, 5- thread over lock machine),
  6. Lock stitch machine (single needle with variable top feed with automatic thread trimmer),
  7. Lock stitch m/c (single needle with automatic thread trimmer),
  8. Lock stitch m/c (single needle sewing machine),
  9. Lock stitch machine (two needle with split needle bar sewing),
  10. Lock stitch m/c (twin needle feed),
  11. Lock stitch sewing m/c (one needle with vertical trimmer wiper and reverse feed),
  12. Lap seaming m/c (for back tape attaching),
  13. Linking machine,
  14. Over lock machine (twine needle four threaded machine),
  15. Over lock machine (one needle, 3-thread),
  16. Zigzag sewing machine (one needle),
  17. Top and bottom cover stitch flat bed machine (three needle),
  18. Three needle covering machine, five thread flat bed top and bottom covering m/c,
  19. Button hole m/c (for woven fabric),
  20. Button sewing machine,
  21. Bar tack m/c with automatic thread trimmer,
  22. Button hole sewing m/c (for knitted fabric),
  23. Button covering stitch belt loop making m/c (kansai m/c),
  24. Bias tape cutting machine,
  25. Label sewing machine.

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11 thoughts on “List of Sewing Machine Used in Apparel Industry

  1. varun bhardwaj

    I want to know all required machine for shirt n trouser with price..

  2. alabi KOLAWOLE

    am young passionate garment manufacturer with limited resources from Africa Nigeria. i av passion for this job but my resources ar limited to get the factory expanded .i want to get into making safety reflective vest but I don’t know how ,where to get the materials needed e.g fabrics & accessories. kindly link me up or send the contact of the supplier or manufacturer of these items in making the safety jacket wear in construction site .thanks

  3. Deli matthews

    Wish to start an apparel manufacturing co. however I thought it would best to start with the easier to make items such ad T shirts. What types of electric machines (pls suggest a few brands) would i need and how many is needed for a given level of production. Also kindly suggest how and where to source the fabric needed.


    I am interested readymade Garment manufacturer
    Please machines Ditail or cotetion
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  5. Preeti

    i am interested in kids wear manufacturing.please give me details for this bussiness .what kind of machines shell i buy for this.

  6. Nityanand kumar

    thanks for details but I request you that I would know about the deference types of machine which of needle use for tv5 for feedep


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