Collar Turning Machine and Equipment

Can you imagine a dress shirt without a collar? 

The collar corners are nicely finished with smooth points and clean edges. 

The collar is an important part of a dress shirt and other clothing items having a collar. The collar is made by first sandwiching two fabric plies followed by run stitch operations. A lockstitch machine is used for run stitching and trimmed edges with the aid of an edge cutter in the lock stitch machine. In the next step, the collar is turned inside out and outside in manually by using a mechanical device. 

The concern is the speed of the turning process and the quality of the corner shape. Some machine trims the corner and then turns it. In a manual machine, trimming needs to be done manually, and turning is done using equipment. In the traditional method of collar making, sewing thread was used for pulling the inside corner outside. 

Collar turning machine

I have shared the equipment video and its working method in the following. Videos are curated from YouTube and Instagram. This video will give you a complete idea of using a collar and cuff turning machine.

Collar Turning Equipment (Video)

This video shows mechanical equipment handled using a presser foot to bring the tips together. Simple equipment can increase your production of collar and cuff turning tasks. 

How a collar turing machine works:

A collar turning machine also comes with a collar pressing arrangement. By using a collar template first the collar is turned inside out and then inserted into the pressing machine. The collar turning machine uses a combination of heat, steam, and precision engineering to quickly and accurately turn collars and cuffs. The operator simply places the garment piece on the machine, selects the desired settings, and the machine does the rest.

EPA collar turing machine (Video)

To know how these machines work, watch the below video from EPA.  


Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is turning a collar? 

After joining two collar components, the row edges need to be hidden to have clean edges. The collar is reversed so that the outside edge goes in. This process is called turning a collar. 

What are the 3 types of collars?

There are several types of collars. The three basic types are flat, standing, and rolled. Read more about collar types.

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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