Difference Between Sewing Method and Alternative Method

By | February 29, 2016

Difference Between Sewing Method and Alternative Method

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

 

Introduction:

In readymade garments industry, fabrics are joined by using two methods for making the garments where one is sewing method and another is alternative method. Both methods contain some features which shown in this article by using table.

Fabric joining method followed in apparel industry

Fabric joining method followed in apparel industry

Sewing Method:

It is the most used sewing method in garments manufacturing industry. Sewing method is done by using needle and thread. One of the important advantage of this method is that, fabrics can be sewn again by opening defective stitch.

Sewing method

Sewing method

Alternative Method:

This method is not used as sewing method. Here, fabrics are joined by using adhesive, fusion glueing, stapling and moulding. Here, fabrics cannot be joined again by opening defective stitch.

Alternative fabric joining method

Alternative fabric joining method

Comparison Between Sewing Method and Alternative Method:

SL No.
Sewing Method
Alternative Method
01
Garments are joined here by using needle and thread.
Two or more fabrics are joined here by using fusion glueing, stapling, moulding and adhesive.
02
Garments become soft to the sewing line.
The fabrics becomes stiff and rough to the sewing line (Which is not appropriate for moulding).
03
It is comfortable during the end use.
It is not comfortable during the end use (Not perfect for moulding).
04
The production of seam by using this method contains higher strength.
Here, the seam strength is comparatively less than sewing method.
05
Fabrics can be joined here by sewing at the higher speed.
Fabrics are joined here comparatively at lower speed than sewing method.
06
Most of the fabrics are joined by using sewing method.
All the fabrics cannot be joined by using this method. The fabrics must contain 65% thermoplastic fibre for using this method.
07
It is most useful and universal method.
The using of this method is rare.
08
Here, the fabrics can be sewn again by opening faulty stitch.
Here, the fabrics cannot be joined again by opening defective or faulty stitch.
09
The bondings of stitches are not water resistant due to the hole made by needle at the sewing line.
Here, the bondings of stitches are water resistant at the sewing line.
10
The probability of seam slippage is higher in case of synthetic fabric.
The probability of seam slippage is comparatively lower than sewing method.

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