Comparison Between Chain Stitch and Lock Stitch

By | March 14, 2016

Comparison Between Chain Stitch and Lock Stitch

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]

 

Chain Stitch:

The stitch which is formed by two or more sets of sewing thread (needle thread and looper thread) is called chain stitch. Here, threads are bound together by interlacing and looping. It should be noted here that, chain stitch strength is greater than lock stitch and back tacking is not needed at finishing side of stitch as security.

Chain stitch

Chain stitch

Lock Stitch:

The stitch which is formed by two sets of sewing thread (needle thread and bobbin thread) is called lock stitch. Back tacking is needed here as security at the starting and finishing side of stitch.

Lock stitch

Lock stitch

Difference Between Chain Stitch and Lock Stitch:

SL No.
Chain Stitch
Lock Stitch
01
Chain stitch is formed by two or more sets of threads named needle thread and looper thread.
Lock stitches are formed by two sets of thread named needle thread and bobbin thread.
02
Thread consumption of chain stitch is higher than lock stitch.
Thread consumption of lock stitch is less than chain stitch.
03
In case of chain stitch, sewing threads are bound together by interloping and interlacing.
Here, sewing threads are bound together by interlacing.
04
Seam puckering possibility is more here.
Here seam puckering possibility is less than chain stitch.
05
Strength of chain stitch is greater than lock stitch.
Strength of lock stitch is less than chain stitch.
06
In case of chain stitch, extensibility stands normally at 30%.
Here, extensibility is less than 30%.
07
Chain stitch machine speed normally kept at 8000spm.
Here, machine speed normally kept at 6000spm.
08
Here, appearance of stitch is looked like lock stitch at top side and double chain at under side.
Here, appearance of stitch is same in both side.
09
Here, back tacking is not needed at finishing end of stitch.
Here, back tacking is needed in starting and finishing end of stitch.

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