CLOTHING MANUFACTURING GLOSSARY

Important key terms used during clothing manufacturing:

CUT AND SEW

CAD

 

FLAT SKETCHES

FULLY FASHIONED

 

PATTERNS

BAR TACK

BINDING

Knitted fabrics that laid out and cut like a woven fabric

Computer Aided Design - used to help clothing manufacturers at every stage so they can see what each design requires and their measurements

Technical sketch of a garment - if it was laid flat. The sketch includes all stitching and seam details.

Knit garments that have been made on a knitting machine, where all the seams have been linked up.

A paper or digital template for each design. It has relevant instruction for the machinist and cutter when constructing the garment.

Series of stitches used to reinforce a specific area on a garment.

Edge finishing where a strip of fabric is incased on an edge.