I got so many amazing tips from this post! Industrial sewing is all about doing it well AND fast. The faster the construction, the cheaper the cost. If you sew too, check it out! Via Coletterie. I included two of her tips below to wet your palette but you really should check them all out! Enlightening. image: industrial sewing machine by kerem791. Change your seam allowances. Reduce seam allowances on enclosed seams to 1⁄4”. The 5/8” seam allowances on home sewing patterns are too bulky for collars, cuffs, plackets, facing and waistbands. Reducing saves time trimming, grading, notching and clipping the seams after sewing. It makes for a smoother look for your seams.
2. Use 1/8” nips to mark your notches. Don’t waste time cutting diamond shapes. Nips are more accurate and less likely to fray or weaken the seam.