Measuring Tools are tools used for patterns and body measurements to ensure accuracy and good outfits. It is important and professional take accurate measurements in order to ensure good outfits. For accurate measurements, the following sewing measuring tools are used.
SEWING MEASURING TOOLS
Measuring and sewing tools for body measurement and garment construction –
- Tape measure
- Tailor’s chalk
- Cutting board/table
- Pin cushion
- Flat iron
- Ironing board, etc.
TAKING MALE AND WOMAN BODY MEASUREMENTS
Men’s Sizing Charts
Parts of the body to be measured –
Take measurement up under the arms and around chest.
Measure from the base of the neck, across shoulder, down arm to slightly bent elbow and up to wrist.
Measure circumference at the narrowest part.
Measure at the fullest point, standing with feet together.
Measure around the largest part of the head.
- Gloves and mitts
On adult gloves and mitts, your hand circumference in inches equals glove size. Measure around a flat hand at the knuckles; do not include thumb.
- Full length
Women’s Sizing Charts
Parts of the body to be measured
Measure all the way around your bust and back on the line of your nipples.
Measure directly under your breasts, as high up as possible.
Measure at its narrowest point width-wise, usually just above the navel.
Measure around the widest part of the hipbones.
Measure midway between the widest part of your hips and your waist.
Measure around fullest part of upper leg while standing.
Measure immediately above the knee.
Measure around fullest part.
- Upper arm
Measure above your elbows – around fullest part.
Measure below your elbows – around fullest part.
- Full length
Step 1: Teacher revised the previous topic
Step 2: Teacher introduces the new topic
Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic
Step 4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions
Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils
- Mention four measuring tools;
- Name five parts of the body to be measured for clothing construction.
- Take accurate measurements of male and female.
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