It can be challenging to find high-quality industrial contract sewers, but FODI Tech is highly experienced in delivering durable, expertly crafted sewed items. Our industrial sewing services include embroidery and embossing and can be performed on a wide range of materials, including cotton, canvas, PVC, vinyl, and more. We work with heavy materials to accurately produce weather-proof sewed items for industries from aerospace to recreation and more. We fulfill orders of both large and small-scale production to meet the needs of virtually any industry.
SINGLE NEEDLE LOCKSTITCH
This is the most common mechanical stitch made by a sewing machine and creates a refined, smooth seam that doesn’t pucker. It uses one needle and two threads, an upper and lower thread, which lock together in the fabric and prevent either thread from pulling out of the material.
DOUBLE NEEDLE LOCKSTITCH
Similar to the single needle lockstitch, this technique uses two needles, is less labor intensive, but also more prone to puckering. If you look inside the leg seam of any standard pair of Levi’s, you’ll see this stitch at work.
This is a machine that uses more than one needle in the sewing head and can sew the same design onto separate garments at the same time, while producing an array of fabric stitching effects. A multi-needle machine usually has between four to 16 needles, though it can have upwards of 20, allowing it to hold and utilize different thread colors concurrently. It is most commonly used to make embroidery patterns, with the more advanced machines able to trim and change colors automatically.
This is a method for feeding a workpiece through a sewing machine as it’s stitched. It is most useful on heavy materials and is more commonly found on industrial heavy duty machines than household ones. It’s called a walking-foot because the piece on the machine is reminiscent of an upturned elf shoe.
This is a finishing stitch that sews over the edge of a material to make an edging, decorative hemming or seaming. This stitch requires a special machine that can create loops on the edges of a material. “Serger” is often used interchangeably with “Overlock” though the term technically is for an overlocking machine that uses automated cutters.
Exactly what it sounds like, this stitch zig-zags back and forth and is used on stretchy fabrics and to reinforce buttonholes.
PROGRAMABLE XY LOCKSTITCH
AKA. Programmable Pattern Lockstitch - Automated machines that sew patterns up to 2,700 stitches per a minute. The machine moves on the x and y axis, allowing it to accurately recreate programmed designs and save the data for future use.
This is a double or triple stitch used for hemming knit fabrics and seams that stretch. One side of the stitch displays two parallel lines, while the underside connects the parallel lines with a zig-zag pattern.
This is a series of extremely close stitches that are used to reinforce garment areas subject to stress or additional wear. Such areas usually include pocket openings, button holes, belt loops, fly openings, tucks, pleats and the corner of collars.
This stitch is a box with an X through the middle and is usually used to attached straps to bags.
This is a type of flatlock-stitch that can be executed by a specialized machine, forming the thread into a flat, interlocking pattern, which is incredibly durable and comfortable against the skin. This type of stitch can be found on wetsuits, locking two pieces of neoprene together.
CYLINDER BED LOCKSTITCH
Skilled workers and specialized machines allow us to efficiently perform this stitch, which is used to sew tubular materials such as bags, handbags, wallets and shoes.
POST BED LOCKSTITCH
This is an advanced function performed by an industrial sewing machine to stitch heavy weight items such as car seats, furniture and sporting goods.