Types of Fabric Lay Used in Spreading

By | January 26, 2016

Types of Fabric Lay Used in Spreading

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Fabric Lay:

Fabric lay is the shape of fabric plies which are spread during fabric spreading in readymade garments sector. It should be noted here that, during spreading the number of fabric plies should not be more than three hundreds. There are different types of fabric lay which are vastly used in cutting section of apparel industry.

Different Types of Lay Used in Fabric Spreading:

Actually fabric lays are divided into two types. Those are mentioned in the below:

  1. According to the construction,
  2. According to the direction of fabric spreading.

All the above two types have discussed in the following:

1. According to the construction:

This type of fabric lay also divided in two types such as straight lay and stepped lay.

(a) Straight lay:

In case of straight lay, every ply is placed according to the marker length. It is the most common and mostly used fabric lay in readymade garments sector.

Straight Lay

Straight Lay

(b) Stepped lay:

In case of stepped lay, each ply is not spread according to the full length of marker. Different types of marker are needed for stepped lay.

Stepped Lay

Stepped Lay

2. According to the direction of fabric spreading:

This type of fabric lay is divided into three types such as from right to left, right to right and zigzag lay. These three types have discussed in the below:

(a) From right to left:

This type of fabric lay is more wide and open. Fabric always spread here in the same direction.

From Right to Left

From Right to Left

(b) From right to right:

This type of fabric lay is more wide and open so that more useful. It has needed special spreading machines to make this type of fabric lay.

From Right to Right

From Right to Right

(c) Zigzag lay:

In case of zigzag lay, fabric is spread without cutting from one end to the other according to the marker length and this is a continuous process. This type of fabric lay is more used in garments manufacturing industries. One problem is here that it creates problem in asymmetric fabric.

Zigzag Lay

Zigzag Lay

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