Hiring A Sample Machinist
Freelance Sample Machinists.
(00-15-36) There are thousands of sample machinists providing sewing services in London. And maybe hundreds of freelance sewing machinists. Good ones are hard to find and dont come cheap.
Sample machinists earn £12000 – £30000 per year in full time employment, depending on experience and ability. Freelance sample machinists may charge £12 – £30 per hour.
Some sample machinists will also provide sample cutting and pattern cutting services, but it is best to employ specialists where possible so that you can get the best value from each specialist.
Fashion Designers are not keen to risk losing their best machinists by recommending them to others. A good sample machinist is an essential part of any fashion business, not just because they produce high quality samples, but because they can spot potential problems before manufacture, and because they can suggest more efficient ways to make a garment.
The sample machinist usually works directly with the pattern cutter and should give the pattern cutter useful feedback about the pattern, the fabric, and the construction of the sample.
Some sample machinists are very good at machining, but not so good at giving the feedback essential for the high quality results we require.
The worst machinists will take an inaccurate pattern and force the fabric pieces to fit together without pointing out any pattern faults.
This means that the pattern may be graded with all the faults. Then these faults may only be discovered when the style goes into production.
The factory may just sew the garments in the same faulty manner as the sample, or they may insist that the patterns are altered.
Our Sewing Services.
(055). We at The London Pattern Cutter, specialise in producing high end sampling and production services for small fashion businesses throughout the UK.
We have skilled sewing machinists for every type of garment. And specialist machines for all types of fabrics and garments. We have a swimwear department with all the specialist machinery that requires.
We have a multi talented team of fashion industry experts to help with new startup brands too.
We have experts in all areas of garment making, from sportswear and lingerie, to streetwear and tailoring.
Employing a Freelance Sample Machinist.
Because sample making is so important, it is worth trying to find the best freelance sample machinist you can afford.
Normally we would advise finding a good pattern cutter first, because the pattern cutter should work with a sample machinist they know can do the job properly, at an affordable price.
The very best freelance sample machinists will be able to make most anything you can throw at them, as long as they have the machinery to do the job.
But freelance sample machinists, just like pattern cutters, will normally specialise in a certain area, such as tailoring, evening dresses, lingerie, sportswear, or swimwear.
The longer a sample machinist has been freelance, the better is the chance that they can do a wide range of styles.
As mentioned, the freelance sample machinist does have to have the required machinery for the job, although sometimes they will just have to produce a sample that is not entirely as the factory would make it.
For instance, most freelance sample machinists dont have specialist swimwear machinery, but they may be able to mock up a swimwear garment adequately for its purpose.
Our Sample Machinists.
We only use the best sample machinists, experienced in their own fields and skilled with using our specialist sewing machinery.