‘Introduction To Industrial Sewing’ Workshop For ASOS

On 18th and 19th June we hosted an ‘Introduction to Industrial Sewing’ workshop for QA Inspectors at ASOS.

The two day session lead by tutor and technician Leyla was to provide a refresher training course for their garment processing staff and to give them a wider understanding of how the different industrial machines worked and the basic construction of a garment.

On day one the learners were taken through health and safety aspects of the factory, and then introduced to the three different machines – overlocker, cover stitch and flatbed machine. They learnt how to thread and insert the bobbin, basic straight line stitching and curves using paper for each machine, and then progressed onto constructing a T shirt from laying up the fabric, cutting and how to assemble the pieces.

Day two all three learners said put them through their paces, but they learnt so much! They commenced the day by constructing the T shirt from day one, but they only had a specific time limit to use all three machines to complete the stitching. Following this they were taken through zip insertion, how to attach a waistband and vent creation for skirts. To complete the two day workshop their task was to create their own skirt from pre-cut fabric incorporating the zip and waistband.


Overall a huge success with the learners walking away very happy with what they had been taught by Leyla –

‘Many skills have been taught to me over a short period of time. I now know how to insert zips and attach a waistband, and much more! Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. Our tutor was wonderful and an extremely talented seamstress, nothing was too much trouble.’ Michelle

‘’I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I learnt so much. Very impressive from Leyla’ Tracy

‘I did learn a lot from this course and I hope to use these skills very soon. I really enjoyed the two days with Leyla, Leyla is extremely good at what she does! All staff made us feel really welcome, thank you’ Tracy L

If you would like to learn how to sew and use the industrial sewing machines email education@fashion-enter.com and we can discuss our training programmes with you directly.