Wednesday, 8 April 2009

True or False....12 mins & 50 secs to make a pair of jeans?

Those who read my blog probably know that I love instructional videos :) and finding good sewing information sites.
There is allot of talk on blogs lately on making jeans. How appropriate, I came across this video on YouTube.
Now I know I've seen this years ago..... and many of you also may have seen it on the show "How it's Made".
I think it's so interesting.
This company makes 1500 pairs of jeans a day. ....and it's True.....a pair of jeans takes them.....
........12 minutes and 50 secs............

14 comments:

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

It really takes out all the romantic aspect of sewing. To much speed, to many machines... still fascinating.

Claire S. said...

Yup, a friend of mine used to work for 'Levis' - I think she told me it actually took a bit LESS than 12 minutes ! Can you imagine ?

Cafe Couture said...

Hi Ann, this is a funny finding, sometimes I wish I could be as fast as those machines :)Hope you and your family are doing well :)

gwensews said...

We should have such speed!

KellysSewing said...

Thank you for sharing that! I found it fascinating!

Tany said...

Good Lord! I had no idea!!!! Thanks for sharing this video Ann!

Alviana said...

wow! i watch it without a blink of my eyes. That is absolutely amazing. Thanx for sharing. I'm going to find out more vids :)

Cennetta said...

OMG! What a production. My production time is several hours. I wouldn't last a day. lol

Marjie said...

I think it helps if people are giving you just pieces to put together, and you do the same thing ad nauseum. I'd be bored witless.

mrsv83 said...

Kathleen Fasanella had an interesting post on this subject on March 29th. She said industry folks don't count the time laying out, cutting, pressing and moving partial units around the factory floor in their "sewing" time. It's just the time under the needle. Home sewers count the time from pattern to final press.

We're slow, just not that slow. Fascinating video - I'd never seen it before. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Awesome video! and to think I thought my jeans were made with tedious care and time..haha

paco peralta said...

Ann .- interesting video. I've seen a factory in my student days. is amazing. Happy Easter.

Paco

spottedroo said...

What a mesmerizing video! I especially like the part at the end where the steam blows out of the pockets. Thanks for sharing.

Ana's Closet said...

Wow! 12 minutes? I spend so much time!!! weaks...!
Techonoly is ready incredible.