Types of Fabric Lay Used in Spreading

Types of Fabric Lay Used in Spreading

What is Fabric Lay?

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

Different Types of Lay Used in Fabric Spreading:

Actually, fabric lays are divided into two types. Those are mentioned 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 lays is also divided into two types such as straight lays and stepped lays.

(a) Straight lay:

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

Straight Lay

Straight Lay

(b) Stepped lay:

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

Stepped Lay

Stepped Lay

2. According to the direction of fabric spreading:

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

(a) From right to left:

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

From Right to Right

From Right to Right

(c) Zigzag lay:

In the case of zigzag lay, the 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 lays are more used in garments manufacturing industries. One problem is here that it creates a problem in asymmetric fabric.

Zigzag Lay

Zigzag Lay

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