How do I know about the special and innovative sewing machines?

An interesting question. This question was asked by an OCS reader. 

In this post, I have shared some tips on how someone can gather information on the latest innovations and development done on sewing machines.

Jeans pocket setter sewing machine
Image source: Youtube/Juki channel

Answer to the Question:

Sewing machine brands are continuously working on better machine development. Already there are machine sewing machines that come with automation that can handle specific sewing operations.

To know what is happening in the areas of sewing machine technology innovation and if any special sewing machines are coming up you can follow the below steps.

1. List down sewing machine brands (most popular sewing machine manufacturers like Juki, Brother, Jack, Pfaff, etc). As you asked this question, you might already know about sewing machines and different types of sewing machines and machine makers. If you are a beginner, read this page to get the sewing machines brand name.

2. Explore websites of the sewing machines brands and their latest developments. Search company websites. On the company website visit their product pages and press releases. Most brands share their innovations and new developments in their press releases. Check these pages -

3. Keep reading apparel and textile journals. Most of the time each machine manufacturing companies publish press releases on well-known apparel and textile journals (magazines).

4. Watch machine video on YouTube. Go to company-specific YouTube channels. You can follow their official YouTube channels for getting notifications when new videos will be posted by the company.

5. Visit national and international sewing machinery exhibitions. In the exhibition, all the top machine brands display their products and if there is a special or innovative machine, it will be on the display. From these exhibitions, you will get a good idea about the latest development done so far in sewing machines. Later you can keep following the company updates. Collect product brochures on the latest machines. See the list of garment machinery and technology trade shows.

When some disrupting thing happens in the fashion industry, it becomes a trend. Now, the trend is smart sewing machines and IoT-based sewing machines. In a garment manufacturing unit, each sewing machine can be connected to the internet and can be controlled from one place. You can capture sewing machines' data and use that data for managing the sewing lines.

So, keep reading and keep following the topic that you like to know. 

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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