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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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Garden Grove, CA  |  714-891-9119

CustomFab USA has been a trusted American sewing contractor since our inception in 1990. Our 77,000 square foot high-tech manufacturing facility allows us to produce and ship a myriad of products. We have experience serving industries such as medical, sporting goods, military, aerospace, pets, and travel. With unparalleled customer service, a skilled manufacturing workforce, and tried-and-true processes that protect your intellectual property, you can count on our team to meet your needs.

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CustomFab USA $$$

Houston, TX  |  800-320-0399

Since our founding in 1972, our goal at Landes has been to set ourselves apart from our competitors by providing specialized sewing contract solutions for our customers. Whether you need a fully customized, made to order solution or a standard design– we’ve got you covered! Visit our website for more details.

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Landes USA $$$

Brookfield, WI  |  262-777-2280

From start to finish, you can count on our team at LJ design to make your requested sewn product a reality. We can help you at every stage of the commercial sewing process, from prototyping all the way through to order fulfillment. We can also work with plastics, metals, and other hardware to fulfill any additional assembly and production requirements you may have. Contact us today to get your project started!

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LJ Design and Manufacturing $$$

Cincinnati, OH  |  800-843-1339

Contract sewing manufacturers that perform designing, cutting and industrial sewing services to a variety of fabrics.

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Casco Manufacturing Solutions $$$

Fortuna, CA  |  707-617-2540

Left in Stitches offers creative product design and development from concept to production. We are one of the few contract sewing shops that specializes in working with small businesses and startup companies. We design patterns, complete customized embroidery, and much much more.

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Left in Stitches, 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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