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Just as any other fabric manufacturing service, cut and sew involves choosing a garment pattern and reproducing it onto a piece of fabric, then cutting it and sewing the similarly produced designs of fabric into a whole new garment. In other words, it is the process of producing clothes with new and creative design patterns either manually or through sewing machines. Read More…

Cut and Sew Just as any other fabric manufacturing service, cut and sew involves choosing a garment pattern and reproducing it onto a piece of fabric, then cutting it and sewing the similarly produced designs of fabric into a whole new garment. In other words, it is the process of producing clothes with new and creative design patterns either manually or through sewing machines.
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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

LJ Design & Manufacturing is an elite sewing contractor specializing in custom sewn industrial and medical products. Since 1844, we have partnered with B2B innovators in healthcare/medicine, transportation, wearable technology, veterinary medicine, military, government, sporting goods, luggage, manufacturing and more. Highly technical products and materials are our specialties. Contact us today to get started!

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LJ Design and Manufacturing $$$

Wood Dale, IL  |  630-694-4178

Serving the industrial & consumer marketplace with sewn protective covers for laptops to locomotives. We are a family owned business that has been providing heavy & light gauge industrial & specialty sewing since 1987. An innovative, high quality organization delivering superior custom products on time.

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Sea Converting, Inc. $$$

McCordsville, IN  |  800-332-4797

Our dedicated team of professionals is here to bring reliable and dependable products to you! At Fabri-Tech, we use our 85 years of experience to exceed your expectations. Our comprehensive process for tarps, soft luggage, pouches, and many other products are unrivaled in quality. We place emphasis on our efficient process and the highly customizable options with design. Check out our website today for more details!

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Fabri-Tech, Inc. $$$

North Augusta, SC  |  803-278-4141

Carolina CoverTech is an industrial sewing contractor of protective covers, enclosures, industrial canvas products and custom bags. Our experience dates back to 1925. The foundation of our success is based on our high-quality customer service and products. Contact us to see for yourself!

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Carolina CoverTech $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-887-5003

Since 1958, we have provided the best sewing contractors in the industry. We offer a wide range of services to our customers, and we can manufacture any custom sewing design you need! We pledge on-time delivery anywhere in the world, and we work our hardest to ensure your products get to you on time so you can get back to business. Visit us online for more info!

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SeamCraft, Inc. $$$
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Cut and sew manufacturing service ranges from small-scale or cottage industries to large-scale industries. Manual labor is mostly employed in small cut and sew businesses, while automated sewing machines are used for the same purpose in large-scale cut and sewing industries.

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The Process of Cut and Sew

All the big fabric-producing hubs have processes in place. These methods of fabric production are specific to their end products. Here is a general outline of the “cut and sew” process:
    • Step 1 - Preparation of Spec Sheet: A spec sheet comprises all the necessary data about the garment. It is a flat sketch which acts as a pattern maker to induce a raw idea of the design in the designer’s mind.
    • Step 2 - Paper Pattern: For this step, a professional is required to cut the sketch out of paper with perfection. It is one of the most vital steps of the pre-production phase. The main purpose of this step is to identify as well as rectify any minor detailing errors.
    • Step 3 - Creation of Garment Sample: As soon as the paper pattern is approved, a prototype or garment sample is prepared. This sample is then tested on a model to garner a rough idea about how it will look on the targeted customer. According to the observations, further amendments in the design are made. Corrective actions are taken because after this step the design will go into the production phase and no further changes can be done.
  • Step 4 - Revising Before Finalizing the Design: This last step is of sheer importance as this step allows testing the fittings of the designed garment. In most cases, frequent fittings are imminent. In case any error is pointed out, the sample and pattern are both adjusted. When the sample checks all the boxes, it is sent into the final phase of production.

Benefits of “Cut and Sew” Manufacturing

In the fabric design domain, the following points demonstrate the benefits one can get by opting for cut and sew over the other fabric design methods:
    • No Limitation on Printing: Traditionally, when garments are printed they are limited to a specific size, mostly A4, but on the other hand, the cut and sew method allows the printing of the entire garment from top to bottom.
  • Efficient Quality Control: Cut and sew method of fabric design enables the designer to have greater quality control as compared to wholesale manufacturers. For instance, the placement and quality of labels, though might be considered as an ignorable detail by some firms, can also be an important area to look for others. So, through cut and sew methods the label can be placed as intended.
  • Better Than the Sublimation Method: The sublimation method, in fabric design, restricts the designer from covering the whole fabric. Unlike this, cut and sew manufacturing allows the designer to cover the whole garment, such as underarms.
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