During our many years as a sewing contractor, Sunlight
Sewing, Inc. has developed an effective process that
allows us to achieve the highest quality finished product
in a time-sensitive manner. We work with our clients
to define their requirements - whether they be product
durability, speed of delivery or the use of specific
materials - then customize our process for their project.
Step 1: Sample Consultation
and Time Studies
First, we gather any designs, sewing patterns and existing
samples you may have. It is helpful if you already have
a sense of how to create the project and the final effect
you would like to achieve. We then reverse engineer
your samples - taking them apart and rebuilding them
in the most efficient way possible.
This step allows us to create a prototype and to complete
a "Time-Study" where we estimate the time and resources
needed to create the desired number of products. Often,
during this step we make recommendations on how to improve
the product and its creation.
Step 2: Quoting
The Time-Study allows us to prepare a Quote for the
project - how long it will take and what the project
will cost. There are many factors that influence the
pricing including the costs of fabric, the time to create
each item, the resource skill-level or expertise, the
type of machinery, and the complexity of packaging and
The number of pieces and the project's timelines also
influence the cost per piece. A smaller number of items
could carry a higher price per piece if efficiencies
of scale cannot be reached. Pricing for higher priority
items reflect the need to make room for the project
within the existing workflow or to bring on additional
resources to meet tight deadlines
Whatever your need, we will work with you to meet it.
Step 3: Sewing and Assembly
Once we move forward with a project, our experienced
team establishes the production process. Fabrics and
other materials are inspected and an initial test run
is done to ensure adherence to the design.
We follow an assembly-line process, with each team member
completing one task. Team members are responsible for
the die cutting, sewing and assembly of one individual
element. After an inspection of their completed portion,
the approved pieces are then forwarded to the next process
Step 4: Final Inspection
After sewing and assembly are complete, our quality
assurance inspectors review each piece to ensure adherence
to design and quality standards. Each detail is inspected
- whether a sewn seam, attached snap, or a heat seal.
The quality of the cutting, sewing and finishing of
each completed piece must be reviewed before it can
be sent to our Packaging and Shipping department.