Difference Between Sewing Method and Alternative Method

Difference Between Sewing Method and Alternative Method

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

 

Introduction:

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

Fabric joining method followed in apparel industry

Fabric joining method followed in the apparel industry

Sewing Method:

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

Sewing method

Sewing method

Alternative Method:

This process is not used as the sewing process. Here, fabrics are joined by using adhesive, fusion gluing, stapling, and molding. Here, fabrics cannot be joined again by opening defective stitches.

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 a needle and thread.
Two or more fabrics are joined here by using fusion gluing, stapling, molding, and adhesive.
02
Garments become soft to the sewing line.
The fabrics become stiff and rough to the sewing line (Which is not appropriate for molding).
03
It is comfortable during the end-use.
It is not comfortable during the end-use (Not perfect for molding).
04
The production of the seam by using this method contains higher strength.
Here, the seam strength is comparatively less than the sewing process.
05
Fabrics can be joined here by sewing at a higher speed.
Fabrics are joined here comparatively at a lower speed than the sewing method.
06
Most of the fabrics are joined by using the sewing process.
All the fabrics cannot be joined by using this method. The fabrics must contain 65% thermoplastic fiber for using this method.
07
It is the most useful and universal method.
The use of this method is rare.
08
Here, the fabrics can be seen again by opening a faulty stitch.
Here, the fabrics cannot be joined again by opening defective or faulty stitches.
09
The bondings of stitches are not water-resistant due to the hole made by the 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 the case of synthetic fabric.
The probability of seam slippage is comparatively lower than the sewing method.
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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send email:mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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