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Influence of seam types on seam quality of outdoor clothing

Hui Shi (Fashion Design and Engineering Institute, Donghua University, Shanghai, China) (College of Light Industry and Textiles, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, China)
Lingxi Zhang (Fashion Design and Engineering Institute, Donghua University, Shanghai, China)
Jianping Wang (Fashion Design and Engineering Institute, Donghua University, Shanghai, China)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 7 August 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a rational and complete design scheme of seam type of outdoor clothing, so as to improve the seam efficiency and appearance of outdoor clothing, as well as to provide an optimal seam base for the subsequent pressure adhesive process.

Design/methodology/approach

Four types of common outdoor fabrics and four seam types were selected. Seam strength and thickness were measured. Seam efficiency and seam thickness strain were calculated to evaluate seam quality. Multiple linear regression analysis was adopted to analyze the influence of seam type essential factors on seam strength.

Findings

Among the component factors of seam type, based on two stitches, seam strength was significantly affected by stitch distance, followed by fabric layer on the seam side. The increase of stitch and the interaction among fabrics can effectively improve the seam efficiency. The methods are as follows: the increase of stitches, stitch distance shortening, the increase of fabric layers, etc. The change of seam type had no significant influence on seam thickness strain. A seam-type design scheme of outdoor clothing with good mechanical and appearance properties was designed by choosing the seam types FX1, FX2 and FX4.

Originality/value

This paper designed a practical scheme of seam-type design of outdoor clothing, which has been applied in the industrial production process. It is important for guiding the improvement of seam quality and the production efficiency of outdoor clothing.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the key project of Inner Mongolia University of Technology under Grant Nos ZD201523 and 2015109.

Citation

Shi, H., Zhang, L. and Wang, J. (2017), "Influence of seam types on seam quality of outdoor clothing", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 553-565. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-03-2016-0028

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