Simple Automatic Sewing Machine Used in Apparel Industry

By | March 25, 2016

Simple Automatic Sewing Machine Used in Apparel Industry

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


Sewing machine is one of the most important equipment in garments manufacturing industry. Simple automatic sewing m/c is one of the types of sewing machine. Simple automatic sewing m/c includes button attaching sewing machine, button hole sewing m/c and bar-tack sewing m/c. This article has presented those automatic sewing machines with their features.

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Simple Automatic Sewing Machine:

Some machines are found to sew for special purposes such as button hole making, button attaching, bar-tack creating and so on. In these machines, the predetermined work is done by cyclic order that is why called simple automatic is sewing m/c.

Various Simple Automatic Sewing Machine Used in Garment Industry:

The following are the description of some simple automatic sewing machines:

1. Button hole sewing machine:

Button hole sewing machine

Fig: Button hole sewing machine

  • It is a simple automatic sewing m/c.
  • Easy adjustment of hole size and stitch density are facilated here.
  • For heavy fabric, hole is cut before sewing.
  • For lighter fabric, hole is cut after sewing.
  • Special type of sewing thread is used for sewing.
  • To raise the stitch is called gimp.
  • Stitch type: lock or chain stitch may be used.

2. Button attaching sewing machine:

Button attaching sewing machine

Fig: Button attaching sewing machine

  • It is a simple automatic machine.
  • Button positioning can be automatic.
  • Sewing is done according to the hole in button and may be cross or parallel.
  • Automatic feeding of the button.
  • Stitch type: lock or chain stitch may be used.

3. Bar-tak sewing machine:

Bar-tak sewing machine

Fig: Bar-tak sewing machine

  • Simple automatic sewing m/c.
  • It is used for heavy fabric sewing.
  • It is a cyclic operation.
  • It is used where the garments in high pressure such as belt loop, pocket corner.

Speech from the writer:
If you read this article attentively then can answer the below questions easily in the interview:

  1. What do you understand by automatic sewing m/c?
  2. Mention the key features of button hole sewing m/c.
  3. Mention the characteristics of button attaching sewing m/c.
  4. Point out the features of bar-tack sewing m/c.

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