Focus on sequins with Saurer’s Epoca 7
shuttle embroidery machine
Sequins can subtly enhance a design,
or turn heads. Customers in Pakistan, an important market for
Saurer's embroidery machines, have a range of options for the
application of these ever-trendy embellishments with precision
The SequinsLine System is used for designs that are
composed mainly of sequins. Its segmental structure
and the electronic drive guarantee precision over
the entire embroidery length.
Sequins have been an integral part of
fashion for centuries – according to “Smithsonian Magazine”-
garments embellished with gold discs were discovered in the tomb
of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (1341 BC–1323 BC).
Saurer's relationship with embroidery
goes back many generations. In 1869, the company produced its
first manual hand embroidery machine in Arbon, Switzerland. This
was followed by an automatic shuttle embroidery machine in 1912.
Over the decades, Saurer continued to
refine and improve its shuttle embroidery machine, bringing many
innovative technologies to market. These include the SequinsHead
attachment for the Epoca 7 machine and the SequinsLine system,
which give customers virtually unlimited creative freedom.
Using the SequinsHead attachment, customers can
apply common sequin sizes
(3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm and 7 mm) in combination or even
as double sequins.
Using Saurer’s modern embroidery
offerings, many of the company's customers produce scintillating
creations for the world’s great fashion houses, including Dolce&Gabbana,
Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and Hermès.
“All our customers do fantastic work – we
are proud to play a small part in shaping their creations. It is
also thrilling to see these beautiful garments displayed on the
world’s most prestigious runways,” says Andreas Galiga, Textile
Ennoblement Expert, BU Embroidery. “The range of possible
designs is almost unlimited and we have seen many
boundary-pushing concepts over the years.”
For most of their history, sequins were
made out of (precious) metal. For a brief period in the 1930s,
lightweight gelatine discs were used. However, these were
impractical because they tended to melt easily and dissolve when
coming into contact with liquids. Today, the sequins that
Saurer’s Epoca 7 machine applies are composed of strong
Sequins are a hot trend: In early 2020, a multitude
of sparkling outfits added glamour to
the runway of the Berlin Fashion Week and the red carpet at the Oscars.
“A stand-out feature of the SequinsHead
attachment is the speed at which it does its job, applying up to
600 sequins a minute. This means that full surface designs can
be generated rapidly even when using large repeats,” adds
The discs can be applied in various ways,
including in lines or using the triangle stitch. Skilled
customers can master the challenge of attaching sequins so they
are tilted – the result: a stunning effect where an embellished
surface reveals different images/colours depending on which way
the sequins are facing.
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