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Is Handstitching better? Why?

Superfluous

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Is handstitching better? If so, why? I'd assume a machine would be more precise.
 

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Simply, machines are better for long straight seams. Handstitching is better for anything where some give is needed. Handstitching also more easily allows for more fabric on one side of the seam than the other. The human hand is far more advanced than any machine.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt S
Simply, machines are better for long straight seams.
They're also better for making pockets, and they're also better for easing fullness and they're also better for basting...

Originally Posted by Matt S
Handstitching is better for anything where some give is needed.
Which is why swimwear, underwear and t-shirts are all sewn by hand, right?

Originally Posted by Matt S
Handstitching also more easily allows for more fabric on one side of the seam than the other.
There are machines which do a much better, more regular and precise job of this than most hands could do.
 

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Originally Posted by jefferyd
They're also better for making pockets, and they're also better for easing fullness and they're also better for basting...


Which is why swimwear, underwear and t-shirts are all sewn by hand, right?

There are machines which do a much better, more regular and precise job of this than most hands could do.


 

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Handstitching offers a mystique that people enjoy.
 

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Originally Posted by jefferyd
They're also better for making pockets, and they're also better for easing fullness and they're also better for basting...


Which is why swimwear, underwear and t-shirts are all sewn by hand, right?

There are machines which do a much better, more regular and precise job of this than most hands could do.


I didn't realise machines were this advanced.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt S
I didn't realise machines were this advanced.

We have created machines that can project man into space, land him on the moon, and bring him back again. Making a seam with a bit of elasticity should be a piece of cake, no?
 

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Alright - who's for starting tuttofattoamacchina.blogspot.com?

 

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Originally Posted by jefferyd
We have created machines that can project man into space, land him on the moon, and bring him back again. Making a seam with a bit of elasticity should be a piece of cake, no?

The capital expense of such machines in a commercial environment implies scales of production unfriendly to the making of individualized tailored clothes exploiting the possibilities for shape, fit and style long mastered by hand crafts.

That many things can be made quickly with qualities exceeding what mind and hand can make one by one is not a direct proof of success.

I preach to the choir, though. I think that the technology exists or can be created to make more highly individualized clothes using automated machines, but there isn't the demand to make that commercially viable.


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Wait until you try footstitching
 

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