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Types Of Sewing Machines || Features And Uses Of Sewing Machine

Sewing machine is used for apply stitch in the apparel. Various types of stitching are done by the sewing machine. Depending on the stitch types, sewing machines are classified. On the other hand, sewing machines are classified according to their structure. I have written about the sewing machine according to their physical structure. I also mentioned their features and scope of application in below.

Flat Bed Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. Flat bed machine is used for lock stitch or chain stitch.
  2. It has a large working area so material can easily pass.

Uses: It has widest application in garment sewing in basic type.

Raised Bed Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. Raised bed machine also used for lock stitch and chain stitch formation.
  2. It facilities the assembly of pre-sewn.

Uses: It is used for fitting accessories and for button holer.

Post Bed Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. Post bed sewing machine is used for forming lock and chain stitch.
  2. It has increased working height.

Uses: It is specially used for shoes and bags.

Cylinder Bed Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. Cylinder bed sewing machine is used for producing lock and chain stitch on the fabric.
  2. It has increased working height (like an arm).

Uses:

  1. It is used for sewing tubular parts, trouser legs and sleeves.
  2. It is also used for button sewing and bar tacking.

Side Bed Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. Chain and over edge stitching is done by side bed sewing machine.
  2. It has small working area.
  3. Specialized for over lock machine only

So, there is lots of sewing machine. All of them have specific characteristics.

 

Features Of Blind Stitch Sewing Machine In Apparel Sewing

The blind stitch sewing machine is special types of sewing machine which is used for special purposes.

Features of Blind Stitch Sewing Machine: The features of a blind stitch sewing machine are given below.

  • The blind stitch means the stitch is not visible on fabric.
  • Blind stitch is formed based on chain stitch (1 thread) and lock stitch (2 threads).
  • The hem and facings are folded back and caught by the needle (at even intervals).
  • In this machine, curved needle is used which penetrate straightly in the fabric.
  • Sewing speed of blind stitch machine is up to 3000 stitch/min.

So, that’s all about the blind stitch sewing machine.

Features Of Safety Over Lock Sewing Machine

Safety over lock machine is essential in garment sewing for safety stitching. Different safety over lock sewing machine is available in the market. Some are high speedy and some are low speedy. Manufactures of safety over lock machine is trying to add some advanced features to this machine.

Features of Safety Over Lock Sewing Machine: The features of safety over lock machine are given below.

  • The features of safety over lock machine are near similar as over lock machine.
  • It is a combination of 2 thread chain stitch and 3 threads over lock machine.
  • Used for needles, 3 loopers and 5 cones of thread.
  • It provides straight chain stitch plus an edge finish.
  • The safety factor is that, one row of stitching comes out; the other still holds the garment together.

So, safety over lock machine is important for forming safety stitching in the fabric.