and Inspection Equipment
4615 Saddler Mill Road
LaGrange, KY 40031
Fax: (502) 222-2059
The most advanced
cutting, sewing, quilting, and drapery management equipment for fabric
and drapery manufacturers
|Pleat Sewing can
be done on a simple straight stitch machine, on a cam-controlled
semi-automatic machine, or on a microprocessor controlled machine
combining tacking with pleat sewing.
on a straight-stitch machine is slow and requires a skilled operator. The cam-controlled
machine is much faster and does not require a skilled seamstress. We offer a
cam-controlled machine available in class 68 which is slow speed but very
reliable, (We have a customer who has been using one for over 25 years).
|The Singer 269
is a high
speed cam controlled machine with thread trimmer. It is much faster, but requires periodic maintenance by a
skilled sewing machine mechanic. Both of these machines can sew straight sewing
3 to 5"
long (7.5-12.7cm) seams with a short or long back-tack at both ends of the
seam. The pleats then folded manually to form the triple or three finger pleats and get
tacked with a spot tacker for custom work.
Sewing Machines can combine pleat sewing and spot tacking into one operation and
thus they produce custom work about twice as fast as could be done
with separate operations with two operators.
your customer's needs helps determine your selection of features in a machine. For
example, Cam-controlled machines can sew an "L" or
"F" tack on a fully formed 3 finger pleat. Although the "L" or
"F" tacked pleat is the fastest and most efficient way to pleat draperies,
draperies made in this way are not considered custom draperies; they are considered
us with your sewing machine needs. We can design a special machine to suit your requirements.