10 Key Factors of Sewing Thread Consumption

Factors Should Consider 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 the garment. Because the price of a garment is determined by the price of sewing thread consumption. This article has presented some important factors which are directly related to thread consumption.

Sewing thread consumption

Fig: Sewing thread consumption

Factors Related to Sewing Thread Consumption:

The following are the factors that are related to sewing thread consumption:

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

All the above factors have explained 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:

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

3. Stitch type:

The amount of stitches varies according to the types of stitches. For example, a 101-chain stitch needs more amount of thread than a 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 the seam:

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

6. Garment size:

In the 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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