Work carried out?
Have you altered this stage from your original plan?
How it would be done in the industry?
Quality Control Checks
Risk assessment Health & Safety
I cut my fabric out of denim. I also cut my lining out of poly-cotton.
No, I haven’t altered this stage from my original plan, as this was always the first stage of my making.
The industry would have used a fabric cutting machine to cut accurately and quickly.
I need to check if the pieces are cut correctly and equally (including the 1 cm seam allowance).
I need to make sure that I am using the scissors correctly, not to cut myself.
I pressed interface on my main bag piece and lining.
Everything was under my control and went the way I planned it.
In industry pressing can either be done by specialist equipments (heat machines) or can be done by hand.
I have to make sure that I press the interface the right way around.
I need to make sure that my fingers are not in the way whilst ironing.
Today I designed and printed out my stencil, then I print screened on top of my lining.
The stencil I designed was inspired by my trend board, therefore I have altered my original plan, however I changed my mind on the colours I used, instead of using black and pink, I used pink and navy.
The industry would have used a banned knife or laser cutter to cut the lining correctly.
I have to check if I’m using the correct size board, if I’m using enough paint, lastly if the squeegee is the correct one.
I need to make sure that I am wearing an apron and my sleeves are pulled up, in case of touching paint.
I made an inner pocket attached to my lining
On this stage I have decided not to use interfacing for my pocket.
They would have used an industrial sewing machine the sew the pockets on.
I have to check if the pocket are straight and pinned correctly, also that I use correct stitch tension.
I need to make sure that there aren’t any pins around so that I wouldn’t pin myself.
I heat pressed my lettering on the front side of my bag. I also added a pocked on the back of my bag.
I have altered this stage from my original plan, because I was considering to use appliqué, instead of heat transfer. And for the pocket at the back I have changed my plan.
In industry they would heat press the lettering on with large heat press machines, because of the amount they’ll be making.
I have to make sure that the lettering is done accurately. And again I need to check if the pocket is straight.
I need to make sure that I move my hands and head away from the machine, not to get burnt.
I attached my zip together (including its lining)
I haven’t altered this stage from my original plan.
For the zip they would have used a industrial sewing machine to sew the zip.
I have to check if I included the 1 cm seam allowance, also if the zip opens and closes.
I need to make sure that my hair is tied back, so that my hair wouldn’t get caught in the machine.
I attached the main fabric together (denim)
Although nothing altered eat this stage, I had some trouble attaching the denim together, as the fabric is very hard.
They would use an industrial sewing machine.
First I have to see if the machine is set up properly, then I have to make sure I stitched over the 1 cm seam allowance.
I have to make sure that I have a distance between me and the machine, so that I wouldn’t get poked in the eye if the needle broke.