Sewing Quality Assurance

  • Light control over all operators with increased attention on operators who are unable to meet the Sewing Quality standard.
  • Identify operators who are unable to meet quality requirements.
  • Go to the operator indicated by the random number table.
  • Take a bundle from the operator and draw 5 pieces from the bundle.
  • Check the selected garments against the specification of the operation concerned.
  • The number of pieces to be inspected (sample size) from each bundle can be increased.
  • The number of defects that are acceptable (out of the sample size) can be changed, but zero is the preferred number.
  • The number of bundles that need to be checked after an operator has been put under clearance can be changed.
  • The parameters for the sampler should be fixed such that not more than 20% of the operators are under clearance at any time.
  • Record the number of defects. Write down the number of defects. If there are defects then the number of defects.
  • If there are no mistakes inform the operator that the bundle seems OK. Repeat from Step I.
  • If there are one or more defects in the sample put the operator under clearance by placing a blue clip on her workplace and circle the reading on the roving inspection record sheet.
  • Inform the operator of the problem and ask her to check the remainder of the bundle and correct all mistakes.
  • Inspect the rest of the bundle and alter all defects.
  • Come back to this operator after the operator goes through the entire bundle. Select 5 pieces from the bundle and inspect them. If they are OK, note down zero after the circled number against this operator. If there is still a defect, repeat the procedure from step Vl.
  • Come back and check the subsequent bundle. If this all right enter another zero in the form and remove the blue clip. Repeat the procedure from step l. If a defect is found, repeat the procedure from step Vl.
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Check if the fabric/knitting Sewing Quality and hand feel is correct to approved hand standard.
Check if the fabric/knitting color is correct to approved standard.
In the case of sweaters, knitwear or denims if weight was checked, verify if the average garment weight correct to specification if available
Verify if the main label placement is correct to specification and that the sewing detail if any is nice and clean. Appearance on the main label is critical to image of the brand.
Ensure size label/country of origin placement and details are correct including wordings and spellings.
Ensure care label placement, instructions are correct to specification and does not appear illegible in the case of any washed product and wording and spellings are correct.
Ensure that the button &/or hook and bar Sewing Quality, color and size are also correct when compared to trim card.
Check zipper quality, size and color to verify they are correct to trim card and specification.
If there are any ‘Other’ sewing trims used on garment, add them to the check list and mark accordingly.