Sewing Measuring Tools

 

Class :Primary 6

Subject : Home Economics

Topic : Sewing Measuring Tools

How to measure male or female customer by a tailor

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INTRODUCTION
Measuring Tools are tools used for patterns and body measurements to ensure accuracy and good outfits.
It is important and professional take accurate measurements in order to ensure good outfits. For accurate measurements, the following sewing measuring tools are used.
SEWING MEASURING TOOLS

Measuring and sewing tools for body measurement and garment construction –

1. Tape measure

2. Tailor’s chalk

3. Ruler

4. Scissor

5. Cutting board/table

6. Pin cushion

7. Pins

8. Needle

9. Flat iron

10. Ironing board, etc.

TAKING MALE AND WOMAN BODY MEASUREMENTS
Men’s Sizing Charts
Parts of the body to be measured –

1. Chest
Take measurement up under the arms and around chest.

2. Sleeves
Measure from the base of the neck, across shoulder, down arm to slightly bent elbow and up to wrist.

3. Waist
Measure circumference at the narrowest part.

4. Hips
Measure at the fullest point, standing with feet together.

5. Hats
Measure around the largest part of the head.

6. Gloves and mitts
On adult gloves and mitts, your hand circumference in inches equals glove size. Measure around a flat hand at the knuckles; do not include thumb.

7. Full length

Women’s Sizing Charts
Parts of the body to be measured –

1. Bust
Measure all the way around your bust and back on the line of your nipples.

2. Chest
Measure directly under your breasts, as high up as possible.

3. Waist
Measure at its narrowest point width-wise, usually just above the navel.

4. Hips
Measure around the widest part of the hipbones.

5. Midway
Measure midway between the widest part of your hips and your waist.

6. Thighs
Measure around fullest part of upper leg while standing.

7. Knees
Measure immediately above the knee.

8. Calves
Measure around fullest part.

9. Upper arm
Measure above your elbows – around fullest part.

10. Forearms
Measure below your elbows – around fullest part.

11. Full length

Evaluation

Mention four sewing measuring tools
1………………….

2…………………..

3……………………

4……………………..

Talk to your tailor and write out your measurements in centimeters the following body parts

5. Chest / Bust
…………. cm

6. Waist
……………… cm

7 sleeves (long)
…………….. cm

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