How to Inspect Garments?

Garment Inspection is a common task in garment manufacturing. Do you like to know how garment inspection is done by factories those makes export garments? Read this post to learn it.

Checkers and auditors inspect garments at the end of a line, in finishing and in various audit stages. All do garment inspection but not the right procedure. An effective inspection procedure would help you to increase the quality of the inspection job as well as productivity on this task.

In this article, a standard method of garment checking has been explained step by step. A Polo shirt has been taken for example. Inspection of a garment is done in a clockwise direction as shown in the following figure.

  1. First, check appearance by holding the garment at shoulder points. Examine the front and back of the garment. 

  2. Lay the garment flat on the audit table. Check for garment details. 

  3. Open and check center front opening. 

  4. Inspect inside and outside of the collar and Neck. Inspect inside shoulder seams 

  5. Fold garment forward at the shoulder and check back neck. 

  6. Check the tension of the neck seam. Stretch out to full extent. 

  7. Inspect left shoulder seam. Inspect left armhole seam. 

  8. Fold left sleeve across the front of the garment. Inspect left back armhole. Check for shading. 

  9. Inspect left sleeve cuff outside and inside. Check the tension of the left cuff seam. Stretch out to full extent. 

  10. Inspect the left underarm. Inspect the left side seam. 

  11. Check the tension of the left underarm seam. Check the tension of left side seam. 

  12. Inspect bottom outside and inside, front and back. 

  13. Check the tension of the bottom hem. Stretch out the bottom to a full extent. 

  14. Inspect right side seam. Inspect right underarm. 

  15. Check the tension of the right side seam. Check the tension of right underarm seam 

  16. Inspect right sleeve cuff outside and inside. Check the tension of right sleeve cuff. Stretch out to full extent. 

  17. Fold right sleeve across the front of the garment. Inspect right back armhole. Check for shading. 

  18. Inspect right armhole seam. Inspect right shoulder seam. 

  19. Turn garment over. Lay garment flat on the audit table. Examine style details and examine uncheck seam on the back. 

  20. Turn garment inside out. Lay garment flat on the audit table. Inspect for obvious defects. Examine unchecked seams on the inside. 
The above steps can be used for other garment products by covering product specific quality requirements. The origin of this article is the Adidas quality manual.

Also Read: How to Make Garment Inspection Report - Simple Method and Advanced Method

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