How to Make Leggings and What Machines are Required for Legging Manufacturing?

Recently I made one documentation on Legging Manufacturing. In that documentation, I mentioned legging manufacturing process briefly. You might find this guide helpful. Keep reading.

I consider that you have already purchased fabrics (stretched knitted fabric, elastic, sewing thread etc.)  and other raw materials. I will explain here step by step sewing processes and machine requirement for making leggings.

List of operations involved making a Legging are

1. Cut and join elastic: Elastic will be received in a roll. Cut elastic according to the measurement. Then join two ends of the elastic to make a closed loop. Elastic cutting can be done by helper.

Use Zigzag sewing machine to join elastic. For this operation you can use single needle lock stitch machine. But when you use single needle lock for joining elastic, you will get bulk at the joining, due to overlapping of two ends. To remove bulk at joining you should prefer using a Zigzag sewing machine.

2. Join front and back rise: Front and back rise is joined by using over lock machine.

3. Sew inseam: Again for inseam sewing over lock machine is used.

4. Attach elastic to waist: Elastic is attached to the waistband with over lock machine. To control feeding and equal stretch of the elastic throughout waist circumference special guide is used.

5. Finish waistband: Turn the elastic inside and finish waistband using flat lock machine.

6. Bottom hemming: Bottom hemming is done using flat lock machine

7. Attach Main label, size label and care label: These are optional. You can attach main label (your brand label), Size label to identify legging size and care label for use of end customer. All these trims add value to the product.

If you have any question please add it in the comment box.

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Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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