10 Key Factors of Sewing Thread Consumption

Factors Should Considered During Sewing Thread Consumption

Sewing Thread Consumption:

The amount of threads needed to produce a garment is called sewing thread consumption of that garment. Generally, it is expressed in length. It must need to determine the thread consumption of garment. Because, the price of garment is determined with the price of sewing thread consumption. This article has presented some important factors which are directly related with thread consumption.

Sewing thread consumption

Fig: Sewing thread consumption

Factors Related with Sewing Thread Consumption:

The following are the factors which are related with sewing thread consumption:

  1. Thickness of fabrics,
  2. Plies of fabrics to be sewn,
  3. Stitch type,
  4. Stitch density,
  5. Width of seam,
  6. Garment size,
  7. Design of the apparel,
  8. Automatic thread trimmer of that machine,
  9. Skill of the operator,
  10. Quality of thread.

All the above factors have explained in the below:

1. Thickness of fabrics:

If fabric thickness is higher, then sewing thread needs more to sew the apparel. So, Fabric thickness is proportional to the amount of sewing thread.

2. Plies of fabrics to be sewn:

Amount of sewing thread depends on the number of plies. So, during, thread consumption, it should be kept in mind, otherwise thread will be shortage during garments manufacturing.

3. Stitch type:

The amount of stitch varies according to the types of stitch. Example, 101-chain stitch needs more amount of thread than 301-lock stitch.

4. Stitch density:

Stitch density has a great impact on thread consumption. Threads needed more in higher stitch density than lower stitch density in the garments.

5. Width of seam:

If seam width is higher, then thread needs more to sew the garments.

6. Garment size:

In case of large garments, sewing thread needs more than small sized garments. Garment size is one of the most important points which must be considered during thread consumption.

7. Design of the apparel:

Garments design also creates some impact on thread consumption.

8. Automatic thread trimmer of that machine:

Automatic thread trimmer cuts the extra thread during sewing the garments. So, it should be kept in mind during thread consumption.

9. Skill of the operator:

Skilled sewing operators produced less amount of thread wastage than the unskilled operator. It’s a very important factor to reduce the wastage of sewing thread during sewing.

10. Quality of thread:

Sewing thread breakage occurs during sewing the garments if the quality of sewing thread is low. So, it’s a mandatory duty for a garment merchandiser to ensure the right quality sewing thread before buying it.

-Written by

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

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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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