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Measurement control SOP of Garments Industry

Now a day’s garments manufacturers are facing most commonly one problem that threatens their business. In this fashion conscious era, clothing fittings is the key thing; nobody wants to wear loose feet clothes. So garments buyer already tightens their measurement tolerance for garments maker. If you can control garments measurement/ fittings, 70% quality problems will be solved. There are some major points need to fit as per human body shape. For pant (Bottom garments) main measuring points are waist, seat or hip, thigh, inseam, back rise, front rise. For shirts, polo shirts (Top garments) measuring points are chest, sleeve, shoulder, armhole, collar, back length, front length, sweep, waist and cuff. If a garments one measuring point cross customer tolerance limit, that garments cannot be shipped. Measurement control is the most crucial thing in garments manufacturing. It's very sensitive and many factors including to control fits defects in garments industry. If you handle stretch fabric, the most difficult part in garments manufacturing is to keep measurement/Fit within tolerance limit. Nowadays, it is a big challenge for garments maker to control high stretch fabric measurement accuracy.

Factors of controlling Garments measurements/ Fit

1. Proper Shrinkage calculation
2. Setting different pattern as per shrinkage range
3. Pattern verification, maintain pattern change log
4. Measurement capability evaluation
5. Proper Fabrics relaxation system
6. Proper spreading with tension control
7. Proper cutting
8. Proper Fabrics feeding and trimming control in Sewing
9. Pulling on sewing machine operation
10. Stitching shrinkage
11. Raw garments/ Before wash garments shrinkage checking
12. Proper washing
13. Ironing
14. Checking and calculate Garments Shrinkage and find out variation between Garments and Fabrics shrinkage