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The study of sewing damage and defects in garments

Awadhesh Kumar Choudhary (Department of Textile Technology, Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India)
Monica Puri Sikka (Department of Textile Technology, Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India)
Payal Bansal (Department of Textile Technology, Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 8 May 2018

Issue publication date: 24 May 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this review paper is to define the dominating factors (such as fiber, yarn, fabric structure, sewing thread, sewing needle and machine parameters) that affect the seam damages and causing defects. It also describes the various explanations of sewing defects in garment production and critically analyzes them for optimum selection of parameters and speeds for minimizing such faults. Hence, the knowledge of various factors which affect the sewing damages/defects will be helpful for garment manufacturers/researchers to know influence of the parameters and control the quality of producing seam.

Design/methodology/approach

This section is not applicable for a review paper.

Findings

Sewing damages such as needle cut and other sewing damages/defects are studied mostly in woven fabric. There are very few studies conducted on knitted fabric sewing damages/defects. The sewing damage problems do not have single solution that is capable of removing these damages in fabric. All the determined and affecting parameters related to fiber, yarn, fabric construction, sewing thread and sewing machine must be examined to design appropriate remedial measurement related to machine design, fabric parameters and sewing thread. This could help in minimizing or eliminating the needle cut and other sewing damage problems.

Originality/value

It is an original review work and is helpful for garment manufacturers/researchers to reduce the defects and be able to produce good quality seam.

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Citation

Choudhary, A.K., Sikka, M.P. and Bansal, P. (2018), "The study of sewing damage and defects in garments", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 109-125. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-08-2017-0041

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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