Commercial Sewing

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Commercial Sewing Commercial sewing encompasses a variety of services involved in the mass production of uniform fabric merchandise. These operations require the use of heavy duty sewing equipment.

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Floyds Knobs, IN  |  812-406-0321

We have nearly 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing custom sewn products for international brands such as Microsoft and Intel, while also helping countless startups launch new and innovative products as they grow their business. Our stringent quality control, domestic customer service and design team, and hassle-free logistics have made us an industry leader in custom case solutions. Contact us today and we’ll show you why our customer retention rate is the best in the business.

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Tetrafab $$$

Urbandale, IA  |  888-667-3744

John Boyt Industrial Sewing is a leader among sewing contractors. Banners, canvas products, industrial curtains, nylon bags and more are available. Our staff specializes in contract sewing products that meet customer specifications. If you're looking for a sewing contractor, call John Boyt and look no more!

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John Boyt Industrial Sewing $$$

Brookfield, WI  |  262-777-2280

LJ Design and Manufacturing is a small, woman owned business celebrating over 166 years of excellence in quality-sewn products. We are the oldest manufacturer in Milwaukee, established in 1844. We produce sewn products for OEMs, industrial and medical applications, municipalities, schools/universities, construction and military.

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LJ Design and Manufacturing $$$

Fond Du Lac, WI  |  800-537-6861

Let OTCO, Inc quote your next project. We are 100% committed to creating quality products and understand your specifications, timetable and budget. We will work with you to get you the best product available. We will make your marketing job a lot easier. We do all of the work for you. In the end, you get a quality product! Exceeding your Expectations, One Stitch at a Time.

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OTCO, Inc. $$$

Canandaigua, NY  |  888-599-6113

Select Fabricators manufactures flexible packaging, medical device components, EMI shielding enclosures, as well as supplying contract product assembly and fulfillment for aerospace, medical, death care and industrial customers. Select Fabricators' expertise in assembly, sewing, die cutting and ultrasonic welding makes us especially suited for standard and custom conversion of flexible materials.

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Select Fabricators, Inc. $$$
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Military, transportation, clothing, sporting and healthcare production often utilize commercial sewing contractors to produce uniform merchandise such as upholstery, protective covers, hosiery and flags. Because these products often require heavy fabrics or many layers of fabric to be sewn together, commercial sewing machines are heftier than consumer grade machines.

Many sewers are self-oiling with the intention of being run for hours at a time. The machines are most often made of metal with plastic components to ensure durability. A metal case houses a machine motor, the size of which varies with style, use and production needs. Commercial sewing organizes production layouts around the design and volume needed, often creating assembly lines to pull together a completed product.

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Many commercial machines carry out only one specific job, such as zippers or welting, per machine, though more sophisticated equipment may be programmed to perform a number of different tasks.

The words "commercial sewing" are used to describe operations that offer sewing and other related services. Product engineering and fabric cutting based on client designs are also integral elements of the commercial sewing industry. Commercial companies often use sewing pattern software that allows design measurements to be entered in and sent to the sewing machine with options to automatically configure size changes.

These programs are most commonly used in clothing production as many sizes of the same merchandise may be required. Commercial sewing businesses often have in-house engineering to oversee computerized patterns. After patterns are made the fabric must be cut. This may be done at the sewing company, but several independent fabric cutters also work in conjunction with manufacturers as more equipment requires more space. Fabric cutting equipment includes, but is not limited to, die electric heat sealers, strip cutters and cutting tables.

Once a design is engineered and fabric is cut, the materials and pattern program are sent to the sewing machines themselves. Some machines are automated while others are operated manually. A variety of stitch options and accessories are also available on commercial grade models. Hobbyists and artisans have come to make use of commercial sewing equipment on a small scale, though commercial sewing machines are used mainly by manufacturers, apprentices and professionals who operate them continuously.

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