Sewing Thread Inspection Process in Apparel Industry
Sewing Thread Inspection in Apparel Industry:
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 the 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 the sewing machine. For this reason, sewing thread inspection is very important before buying the sewing thread from the market. As its importance in the readymade garments industry, this article has shown some key inspection matters which ensure the right quality of the 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 the below:
(a). Thread construction or ticket number:
In the apparel manufacturing industry, the ticket number is a commercial numbering system. Normally, the ticket number is the manufacturer’s reference number for the size of a given thread. In fact, the size or count of sewing thread is called a ticket number. The following are the tests done to identify thread construction or ticket number.
- Thread count,
- Thread elongation,
- Thread balance,
- Number of twists,
- Thread tenacity,
- Thread ply.
(b). Sew-ability of sewing thread:
The ability of sewing 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 the 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 the thread:
- Imperfections of thread,
- Finishing of thread,
- Thread Package density,
- Color of thread.,
- Yardage of thread,
- The winding of thread.