Profession clothing sample machinist

Clothing sample machinist create the first made-up sample of a garment design. They resolve regarding the makeup of garments taking into consideration bulk production to ensure sealing samples are ready on time. They press finished garments and make quality control checks. 

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Fabric spreading in the fashion industry

    Preparatory operation for cutting textile pieces which consists of laying piles of cloth on top of the other in a pre-determined direction and relationship between the right and the wrong side of the cloth.

  • Manufacturing of made-up textile articles

    Manufacturing processes in wearing apparel and made-up textiles. Different technologies and machinery involved in the manufacturing processes.

  • Marker making

    Marker diagram of a precise arrangement of pattern pieces for a specific style and the sizes to be cut from a single spread. Markers can be made by manually tracing master patterns onto the fabric or paper or by manipulating and plotting computerised pattern images. Process of determining the most efficient layout of pattern pieces for a specified style, fabric and distribution of sizes. 

  • Standard sizing systems for clothing

    Standard sizing systems for clothing developed by different countries. Differences among the systems and standards of different countries, the development of the systems according to the evolution of the shape of the human body and their usage in the clothing industry.

  • Apparel manufacturing technology

    Traditional and advanced apparel manufacturing technologies. Technologies including processes, machinery, etc. in order to compile and design pattern requirements, contribute to product costing and finalise assembly sequence and quality assurance criteria.

  • Manufacturing of wearing apparel

    The  processes used to fabricate wearing apparel and the different technologies and machinery involved in the manufacturing processes.

  • 3D body scanning technologies

    The principles and usage of technologies for 3D body scanning used to capture the size and shape of the human body.

Skills

  • Prepare production prototypes

    Prepare early models or prototypes in order to test concepts and replicability possibilities. Create prototypes to assess for pre-production tests.

  • Iron textiles

    Pressing and ironing in order to shape or flatten textiles giving them their final finishing appearance. Iron by hand or with steam pressers.

  • Manage briefs for clothing manufacturing

    Manage briefs from clients for the manufacturing of wearing apparel. Collect customers' demands and prepare them into specifications for the production.

  • Coordinate manufacturing production activities

    Coordinate manufacturing activities based on production strategies, policies and plans. Study details of the planning such as expected quality of the products, quantities, cost, and labour required to foresee any action needed. Adjust processes and resources to minimise costs.

  • Make technical drawings of fashion pieces

    Make technical drawings of wearing apparel, leather goods and footwear including both technical and engineering drawings. Use them to communicate or to convey design ideas and manufacturing details to pattern makers, technologists, toolmakers, and equipment producers or to other machine operators for sampling and production.

  • Inspect wearing apparel products

    Inspecting and testing products, parts and materials for conformity with specifications and standards; discarding or rejecting products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications; analysing and interpreting blueprints, data, manuals, and other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures; recording inspection or test data, such as weights, quantities inspected or graded; marking items with details such as grade and acceptance or rejection status; analysing test data and making computations as necessary to determine test results

  • Sew textile-based articles

    Sew different products based on textiles and wearing apparel articles. Combine good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and physical and mental stamina.

  • Operate garment manufacturing machines

    Operate and monitor machines which make miscellaneous wearing apparel articles. Operate and monitor machines that fold cloth into measured length, and measure size of pieces.

  • Create patterns for garments

    Create patterns for garments using pattern making softwares or by hand from sketches provided by fashion designers or product requirements. Create patterns for different sizes, styles, and components of the garments.

  • Manufacture wearing apparel products

    Manufacture either mass-product or bespoke wearing apparels of various types, assembling and joining together wearing apparel components using processes such as sewing, glueing, bonding. Assemble wearing apparel components using stitches, seams such as collars, sleeves, top fronts, top backs, pockets.

  • Cut fabrics

    Cut fabrics and other wearing apparel materials considering measures, placement of the fabrics in the cutting table in multiple layers, and making the most efficient usage of the fabric avoiding waste. Cut fabrics by hand, or using electric knives, or other cutting tools depending on the fabric. Use computerised systems or automatic cutting machines.

  • Distinguish fabrics

    Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Evaluate garment quality

    Evaluating stitching, construction, attachments, fasteners, embellishments, shading within the garment; evaluating pattern continuity-, matching; evaluating tapes and linings.

  • Alter wearing apparel

    Alter wearing apparel repairing or adjusting it to the clients/manufacturing specifications. Perform altering by hand or using equipment.

  • Grade patterns for wearing apparel

    Grading patterns by performing processes of resizing initial patterns in order to create nest of patterns to fit various body types and sizes.

  • Operate computerised control systems

    Operate electronic or computerised control panels to monitor and optimise processes, and to control process start-up and shut-downs. Monitor and inspect equipment and systems to detect malfunctions.

  • Distinguish accessories

    Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

Optional knowledge and skills

use textile technique for hand-made products manufacture personal protective equipment made of textile bundle fabrics use 3d scanners for clothing properties of fabrics analyse scanned data of the body cad for garment manufacturing sew pieces of fabric embroider fabrics