Reading List

This is long so I’ve done my best to break up topics based on your interests and type of participation. For example, if you’re interested in sewing only, then you’d read the posts listed under “If you read nothing else, please read these”. For your convenience, pages open in a new tab. Pages from The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing are abbreviated “EGTSPM”. Happy reading. And sewing.

If you read nothing else, please read these:

Everyone should do things my way
Standard work
Better sewing quality with work instructions
The rules on seam allowances
The rules on seam allowances pt.2
To pin or not to pin
A refresher on basic industrial sewing concepts
Deconstructing a [home] sewing class
To pin or not to pin
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines
Interfacing: 10 tips
What is shade marking?
What is cuttable width?
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines pt. 2
Tutorial: Centered zipper construction Most of our zippers will finish the same as this tutorial explains, top & bottom.
EGTSPM pp: 65-66 Do you need a pattern maker?
EGTSPM pp: 125 Production Sewing 101
EGTSPM pp: 126-128 Production Sewing 101
EGTSPM pp:129-132 Industrial Sewing Theory

At the intersection of pattern design and painless sewing

Designers must know: Seam allowances and specifications
Video: how to walk a pattern
How to walk a pattern pt.2
Checking a pattern pt.2
How many notches are too many?
How many notches are too many? pt.2
Pop Quiz: Notching challenge
Pop Quiz: Notching challenge pt.2
Lazy pattern making
Where is ease permissible
Where is ease permissible pt.2

Managing cutting & bundling for efficient sewing

Batch, UPS and Modular batch pt.1
Batch, UPS and Modular batch pt.2
Style 22692: Bundling & Bagging
EGTSPM pp: 114-120

Perhaps of interest:

For the most part, we’ll be using these instructions to sew the bomber jacket. One may decide to purchase it beforehand for an overview of all of the sewing processes we’ll follow.
How to sew faster pt.3
Industrial sewing instructions
Industrial sewing instructions pt.2
Training green sewing operators
Training sewing operators pt.2
EGTSPM pp:176-180 Production Pattern Making 101
To familiarize with the machines and equipment in the factory, see this and scroll down.

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