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Effect of seam strength on different types of fabrics and sewing threads

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Textile Engineering, Port City International University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • 2Department of Textile Engineering, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • 3Department of Textile Engineering, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 4Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 5Department of Textile Engineering, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 1-8, February,26 (2018)


Stitches and seams are two necessary basic constituent of structure of an apparel product. Seam strength and efficiency may depend on the thread type and stitch types for various fabrics. The apparel makers select stitch types and sewing threads without paying attention to their effect on the overall performance of the apparel being made. The threads must be tested to guarantee that they meet those standards before entering the International market to enable consumers assured of the quality of sewing threads in the market which will help the consumers achieve desired results from threads in terms of seam. In this project, twill fabric shows the maximum seam strength and plain fabric shows maximum seam efficiency. Seam efficiency of plain fabric is better than other fabrics at same sewing thread linear density because of more binding point in the plain fabric than other fabric. So it is said that plain fabric is suitable for all types of seam inside the seam strength and the seam efficiency. Based on the outcomes of the current study, it is recommended that apparel manufacturers should be more conscious about using appropriate thread types in the construction of apparels to ensure the quality full apparel products.


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