Shirt Making: Process Flow Chart for Sewing Operations of Formal Shirts

The shirt is one of the most basic garments in men clothing. Shirts are categorized as formal shirts and casual shirts. In this article, you will learn the process flow of shirt making from the cutting process to the shirt finishing process. I will show you the flow of operations in a chart with operation details of a formal shirt.



One who is new to garment manufacturing and wants to start a shirt manufacturing business would be interested to know, how to make a shirt.

Here 'operation' means the name of a job or task applied to prepare shirt components and assemble shirt.

The shirt you wear has a number of components that are joined together by means of stitches. Stitches are made by using sewing machines. A number of seam types are used to construct a shirt. Depending on the machine availability seam types in shirt may vary.

In the following, I have listed operations that are commonly used in mass production using industrial sewing machines. Read types of machines used for shirt making.

For your better understanding of the construction of a formal shirt, I have listed operation name part wise. Following table shows operations with a sequence number. 

Table: Sewing Operations of a Formal Shirt



Process Flow chart of Sewing Operations: 


The process flow chart of a formal shirt sewing is shown in the following diagram. Numbers inside the circles represent operation name those are shown in the above table. Shirt parts are prepared first and later those parts are assembled one by one.



Do you still have any question on how a shirt is made? Drop your comments below. I will answer your question.

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. He lives in India. linkedin

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