Cutting Table Length and Width

What should be the length for a cutting table used for cutting garment components?
There is no standard length for a fabric cutting table in mass garment production. Technically, the cutting table length depends on the marker length. Minimum length of the cutting table must be longer than the single size marker. In mass production, a longer marker length (with multiple markers) is prefered for a better fabric utilization and reduced fabric waste (end loss). In this post, you will get an idea of cutting table dimension used in the garment manufacturing facilities.

Table length

For your guidance - you can keep the minimum length you can keep 12 feet. If you have space in the cutting section, you can increase the cutting table length. 36 feet long. Even more. In a long table, you can lay multiple lay side by side.

Table width

Fabrics are available in various width - single width and double width. Normally, the single width fabrics are 36-44 inches where double-width fabrics come in 58-60 inches.

Normally, a cutting table is made of 6 feet (72 inches) wide. I have seen a few factories who use a cutting table with folding/extension facility width wise. When they need to cut the fabric of smaller width, they fold the extension. And when they need to cut a wider fabric, they add the table extension.

Here I have shared a few cases:

Factory#1: Factory makes woven garments have a cutting table of 21 meters long and 2 meters wide.

Factory#2: Table width is 80 inches and length vary from 6 meters to 15 meters. For Chifley fabric, they use a table of 22 meters in length.

Factory#3: Table width 6 ft and length and variable length

For the automatic spreader standard width is followed for cutting table.

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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