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Safety instructions

For correct and safe sewing, we need to remember and follow the instructions.

The first practice lesson for tailors always starts with safety rules.

In serious sewing schools, the student signs a document agreeing to comply with the safety rules and instructions.

The sewing process is both magical and dangerous. Magic is we create beautiful things from a piece of the fabric. But in the process, many risks await us. Therefore, we must be careful. If for some reason you are under stress, it is best to start work later. In stress, it is very easy to cut your fingers with scissors, burn yourself with an iron or damage the material.

*On our site, you agree to the safety rules when paying for the course, because you agree to Public Offer 5.2 of use of the site.

Work Place

For high-quality sewing, we need a good light. You may need to have a desk lamp if you feel that there is not enough light when doing manual work.

  1. Avoid any loose or hanging accessories, clothing, or dangling items.
  2. Keep the jewellery to minimum and remove everything that can get caught into the machinery. Long hair must be tied back
  3. Wear closed shoes when sewing and cutting (for example, if the scissors fall on your foot, closed shoes will be protection)
  4. Keep proper posture to reduce fatigue, pick the right chair for sewing according to the level of the table and make breaks from work
  5. Do not eat, drink, or smoke in the work place- these actions may damage the fabric

Ironing

We always iron the fabric before the sewing process. We have several reasons for this:

  • Ironing creases before cutting the fabric
  • Keep fabric from shrinking when we sew
  • For hygiene. Imagine the fabric from the factory moved to the store, then to you, how many touches were on the fabric. Therefore, we always iron with steam the fabric on both sides, especially when sewing lingerie.

We must be extremely careful when working with the iron.

  1. Never touch the hot soleplate of the iron with your hand to check the temperature
  2. Do not direct steam onto your hands, for don’t scalding the hands
  3. Always try the temperature of the iron on a piece of fabric so as not to burn through the fabric
  4. Be prudent with a cord of the iron on the floor as a tripping hazard
  5. Keep kids well away from the hot iron
  6. Always switch off the iron after finishing work

Cutting Tools

Scissors are the most dangerous part of the manual sewing process. Scissors can damage fingers and fabric.

  1. All the edgy tools need to be kept at the place that is out of children’s reach
  2. Do not leave scissors under the material. Scissors can easily slide off the table when material is being removed and fall on your foot or damage the material
  3. Scissors should be handed to another person with the handles toward the person
  4. Never hold the scissors sharp side pointing straight when someone is in front of you. If that person accidentally falls or trips they will fall straight on to the pointed scissors
  5. When trimming or cutting, put all trimmings in the wastebasket, if to put everything on floor- you can trips 
  6. Do not use fabric scissors to cut the paper

Needles and Pins

Keep pins on the pincushion and needles in the needle pad or a separate box designated only for needles. Works better if there is a magnet in the box. It’s easy to lose pins and needles. They end up on the floor or stuck in the most surprising places. For thit reason, it’s safer to wear shoes in the sewing room. But far worse things can happen. Children and pets find them and they go right into their mouths, so need be very prudent. Carpet is the worst surface because pins usually land sharp side up and are especially difficult to see. Always sweep or vacuum in your sewing room.

  1. Needles and pins, should be stored in a lockable area, especially if you have kids and pets
  2. Never use rusty pins and needles
  3. Don’t keeping the pins in the mouth ( between teeth ), this is very dangerous, because you can swallow a pin
  4. When fitting the  clothes, make sure that the pins do not get stuck in the hair

You can also cut your finger with a thread

You may not have been in this situation yet, but when you want to rip off the thread it is very easy to cut your fingers. Use scissors to trim the thread.

A cut on the fingers is painful, but it is also a problem that blood can leave stains on the fabric that are very difficult to remove.

Antiseptic

But if you cut yourself with scissors or pricked yourself with a needle, it is possible that the client pricked himself with a pin during the fitting – you should always have an antiseptic. Such an organization is about taking care of your health and your client’s.
I buy chlorhexidine and use a spray bottle. You can use any antiseptic.

Medical plaster

It happens that when you cut your fingers with scissors or puncture with a needle, the blood does not stop. I always have a medical tape in my workplace. An antiseptic and a medical plaster are the minimum that should be. Some tailors also have panthenol for burns.

Dear , please always be careful, and then the sewing process will be safe and of high quality.

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