Grassroot Innovations

Stencil Cutting Device for Hand Embroidery Design


A device is a pen having a reciprocating needle to simplify manual punching of design on butter paper. Using the up and down motion of the needle, stencil for imprinting the desired design on the cloth can Be easily made on the butter paper. This may reduce the time spent by nearly 100 times.

Innovator: Shaikh Mohammad Nazim

Area: Engineering Sciences

Contact Address: Gujarat

State: Gujarat

Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

National Mission: Skill India

Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India


The device removes drudgery and is an Efficient and time-saving technology (saves time by 1/10th as compared to traditional method). Cheap and effective alternative of manual stencil making Unskilled person can also operate the device. Number of punch per unit is high, hence gives proper finished impression on the cloth. Relieves labours from the pain to their eyes

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