Machines Needed for Setting up Salwar-Kameez Factory in Small Scale

Salwar-kameez screenshot from google image search


I am trying to start up a very small salwar kameez factory in Bangladesh. I tried searching the web for the kinds of machines needed but could not find anything. Can you please help me with this? ... asked by Suleman.


For setting up a small factory you primarily need the following two machines for stitching salwar and kameez.
1. Single needle lock stitch machine and
2. Overlock machine (Also called as interlock machine by tailors)

These machines are available in blackhead machine categories as well as in industrial sewing machine range. Industrial sewing machines are comparatively costlier than black head stitching machine.

If you want to attach button and make a buttonhole in the kameez using machines than you have to also buy these machines. These are called button attaching machine and buttonholing machine.

There are a lot of embroidery work and printing work is done on these products. You can outsource these value addition for your garments instead of installing embroidery machines.

For cutting fabric in bulk (multiple layers together) you can use round knife cutting machines instead of hand scissors. 

For finishing and ironing, you need a couple of steam irons. 

For further reading see this post: Stitching Machines used in Making Kurtis, Salwar Kameez, Ladies Suits in Small Scales Businesses

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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