Types of Sewing Equipment and Their Functions

Sewing is one of the activities in which fabrics are put together according to pre-made patterns to become clothes.

In sewing, there are usually various equipment needed from the start from measuring the body to the finishing process where the clothes are ready to be used.

Of course, if you want to make good clothes, you need to prepare the necessary tools to support the process of making these clothes.

If you want to know more about the names of sewing equipment and their functions, you can see the table below.

Sewing Equipment NameFunction
Sewing MachineFunctions to sew fabrics, or clothes quickly and neatly, both manually and electrically. There are several types of sewing machines available.
Overlock MachineMakes stitches on the edges of the clothes so that the stitches don’t come off easily, look neat and also durable.
Neci MachineSews the fabric which will be made using the neci or obras technique and can also be used to smooth the edges of the clothes with this technique as well.
Embroidery MachinesMake embroidery on cloth as desired or also make badges on clothes.
Measuring tapeMeasure the body as a reference for making patterns before the clothes are made so that later they will fit the body being measured.
VeterbanMark the location of certain parts of clothing such as the waist, elbows, body, and others.
ScaleDraw a pattern of clothes in a small size.
Costume BookA book used to draw a fashion pattern to be made.
Shaping RulerMake a line or help make it easier to make a clothing pattern.
Red Blue PencilColoring the pattern of clothing and also as a differentiator between the front of the dress and the back of the dress.
Copy PaperAssist in the process of making large patterns that match the original size of the clothes to be made.
Red and Blue Dorslag PaperRed dorslag paper is used to make a copy of the shirt pattern that has been made for the front while the blue color is to make a copy of the back pattern.
Dress FormHelp shape clothes and measure the fit of clothes when used.
Fabric ScissorsTo cut fabric that is thick enough.
Paper ScissorsTo cut paper to be made according to the pattern of clothing.
Duck ScissorsFor cutting extra fabric while sewing.
Zig Zag ScissorsTo cut the edges of clothing to make it more neat and not unraveling.
Embroidery ScissorsTo cut the loose embroidery thread to make it more neat.
Thread ScissorsFor cutting various small threads in various positions that are difficult to reach for other types of shears.
Electric ScissorsFor cutting thick fabrics and in very large quantities.
Rader WheelTo make stitch marks according to the pattern that has been made.
Plain RaderFor marking patterns on delicate fabrics.
Serrated RaderFor marking the thickest fabrics.
Sewing CarbonTo mark the fabric of medium thickness.
Sewing ChalkTo make marking lines on the fabric as the initial pattern of clothing or as other markers.
Skirt MarkerTo indicate how long the skirt will be made.
Hand NeedleFor sewing clothes or fabric manually by hand.
Sewing Machine NeedlesFor sewing various clothes or also making something related to fabric in sewing.
PinsFor pinning one cloth to another so that its position does not change.
NeedleFor threading the fabric.
Cross Stitch NeedleTo make a large pinhole in the fabric.
Sewing Machine NeedleTo insert thread into the fabric assisted by a sewing machine mechanism.
Universal NeedleFor sewing all kinds of fabrics.
Ballpoint and Stretch NeedleFor sewing thick and heavy fabrics such as sweaters and stretchy fabrics.
Microtex and Sharp NeedleFor sewing small fibrous fabrics, synthetic leather or also for sewing the edges of the fabric.
Leather NeedleFor sewing specifically for genuine leather.
Denim NeedleFor sewing thick denim fabrics, canvas fabrics, upholstery fabrics, faux fabrics and vinyl fabric types.
Self-Threading NeedleHelps tailors who have low vision in sewing.
ThimbleTo assist in the sewing, embroidery and quilting process.
SqueezerTo disassemble the wrong seam that has joined the fabric.
Needle ThreaderAs an inducement to insert correctly into the needle hole that is difficult to insert.
PincushionAs a place to place various needles such as hand needles or pins.
IronTo help the formation of clothes to be more neat and smooth.
Ironing TableTo help doing the ironing process.
Seam RollFor ironing all seams found on the top of a long and cylindrical garment.
Tailor’s HamFor ironing the curve of the garment.
Point PresserTo help open seams that have a pointed, pointed, or angled end before the garment will be turned over.
WoodenTo help organize materials that are difficult to iron.
Sleeve BoardFor ironing narrow parts of clothing that cannot be done by ordinary irons.
Press MitTo help protect hands while ironing.

Those are various sewing equipment and their functions that can support the process of making a cloth from the beginning of the process that measures the body to the end of the process after being ironed and ready to be used.

Also know the parts of a sewing machine, so that you have a better understanding of how to use it.