Manufacure specifications

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  • Manufacturing specifications
    • It describes the stages of manufacture and materials need in order to make the product
    • If a product is to be made repeatedly, using a manufacture specification will ensure that each product is identical and made to a set standard
    • Each manufacturer will have their own style of specification, developed to suit their particular system of working
    • They generally include the following:
      • Product name, description, reference number and date
      • A working drawing or photo of product
      • Fabric and component details and samples
      • Specific tools needed, such as particular sewing machine needles
      • Pattern lay plan
      • Instructions for making
      • Quality control check points
      • Tolerance levels
      • Packaging requirements
    • Tolerance levels
      • These are given to ensure that when products are made in quantity they conform to a specified range of variance allowed
      • Tolerance levels might be given for size of a product, seam allowance or for the placement of decorative motifs, pockets etc.
    • Working drawings
      • Also known as flats; line drawing of garments, drawn to scale using simple, clear lines to show seams, dart etc


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