Sewing Thread Inspection in Apparel Industry
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]
During sewing the garments, sewing thread drawn-off hamper deeply to the garments production and quality of garments. Normally, sewing threads in the needle move at a speed from 140-160km per hour during running of sewing machines. It can reduce the strength of sewing thread 2 to 32% due to the friction between the threads and different parts of sewing machine. For this reason, sewing thread inspection is very important before buying the sewing thread from the market. As its importance in readymade garments industry, this article has shown some key inspection matters which ensures the right quality of thread.
Sewing Thread Inspection in Garments Industry:
Sewing threads are bought by checking for having the following properties:
(a). Thread construction or ticket number,
(b). Sew-ability of sewing thread.
Both the key inspection matters have explained in the below:
(a). Thread construction or ticket number:
In apparel manufacturing industry, ticket number is a commercial numbering system. Normally, ticket number is the manufacturer’s reference numbers for the size of a given thread. In fact, the size or count of sewing thread is called ticket number. The following are the tests done to identify thread construction or ticket number.
- Thread count,
- Thread elongation,
- Thread balance,
- Number of twist,
- Thread tenacity,
- Thread ply.
(b). Sew-ability of sewing thread:
The ability of sewing of a thread is called sew-ability. To identify the sew-ability, 3 thread packages are collected from a lot and sewn 100 yards length and here also noted the running performance of sewing machine. It is done to determine the ability of sewing thread compared with the fault free thread. Also the following properties are inspected to determine the sew-ability of thread:
- Imperfections of thread,
- Finishing of thread,
- Thread Package density,
- Color of thread.,
- Yardage of thread,
- Winding of thread.