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Electronic scissorsThese scissors are used mostly in the industry. It can cut thin and heavy fabric (Fig. 2.20). It isappropriate for cutting silk, nylon, soft and hard-to-cut fabric. The backside of scissors is like abattery in which the cells are fitted. The scissors move when the button is pressed.Straight knifeIt is a cutting machine basically used for cutting fabrics with perfect edges. This machine has abase plate and an upright stand to hold the vertical blade. A straight knife consists of a motor totransfer the complete assembly to another position. The straight knife operator’s efforts areaffected by the weight, motor and the base plate movement of the machine. Straight knives areavailable with large variety of sizes and blade speeds in the market. It is widely used in thegarment industry.Round knifeIt has a base plate with an electric motor placed above it, with a handle to direct the blade forcutting as per the requirement. It is used for fabric cutting in garment factories. Though it is notused as commonly as the straight knife cutting machine, but it is used for some specific purposelike cutting single ply as well as multi-layer. It is very suitable for gentle curve line cutting. This isused to cut the larger part of the garment.Seam ripperIt is a simple pen-like device that allows the removal of machine or hand stitched seams bycutting the stitches in an accurate and safe manner. A seam ripper is the best equipment to ripor open seams (Fig. 2.23). While removing the stitches, the fabric should not be pulled as it canstretch and easily tear the fabric.Thread cutterIt is a small handy spring loaded tool, specifically used for cutting extra threads on the garmentsand ripping seams (Fig. 2.24). Threads are simply cut by pushing the upper blade down with thethumb.Cutting tableIt is a large, flat table used to spread the fabric and patterns while marking, pinning, and cutting(Fig. 2.25). They are often covered with thick felt, which allows the pins to be placed into thesurface.
NotcherIt is a tool commonly used in pattern making and sewing. It creates notches in the paper patternor material. By notching, one marks the balance points of the pattern and also seam allowance,center lines, ease, dart intake, etc. (Fig. 2.26). Notches are used to align the pattern pieces.Practical ExercisesActivity 1Draw any five cutting tools in the practical file.Material Required1. Practical file2. Pencil3. Eraser4. Sharpener5. RulerProcedure1. Draw any five cutting tools in your practical file with the help of a pencil and ruler.2. Label them.Activity 2Prepare a chart of the cutting tools.Material Required1. Chart paper2. Pencil3. Scissors4. Ruler5. Books/magazines6. Pictures of cutting tools7. Adhesive/glueProcedure1. Search and collect pictures of cutting tools from books, magazines or the Internet.

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