Difference between General and Alternative Sewing Method for Fabric Joining

By | November 7, 2015

Difference between General and Alternative Sewing Method for Fabric Joining 

Noor Ahmed Raaz
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering (CU)
Specialized in Apparel Manufacturing
Merchandiser
A.M.C.S Textile Ltd (AEPZ)
Email: raju.uttara105@gmail.com

 

Sewing Method:

Sewing or stitching is the action of needle and thread into the fabric. Sewing is one of the major procedure in the garment industry. Therefore, sewing department is the most important department of an apparel industry. In garments industry, there are two types of sewing method is applied. There are-

1. General Method

2. Alternative Method

General Method:

General method is the most common sewing method in the garment industry. In this method fabrics is joined by needle and thread. In garments industry almost 90% sewing operation is done by this method.

Garments Sewing

Alternative Method:

The alternative method is a different sewing method in the garment industry. In this method two or more fabrics are joined by fusing, welding, adhesives, molding and so on. This method is used for limited purposes in garment industry.

Alternative Method (adhesives)

Difference between General and Alternative Sewing Method:

S/L Substance General Method Alternative Method
01 Definition In this method fabrics are joined by the action of needle and thread. In this method two or more fabrics are joined by fusing, welding, adhesives, molding and so on.
02 Appearance Fabric becomes soft and flexible along the seam line. Fabric becomes stiff and rough along the seam line.
03 Method This method is most common method in garments industry. This method is use for limited purpose in garments industry.
04 Comfort ability This method is comfortable to wear. This method is uncomfortable to wear.
05 Seam Strength Seam with higher strength. Comparatively lower seam strength.
06 Fabric Joining Fabric can be joined quickly. Joining is comparatively lower speed.
07 Re-sewing Re sewing is possible due to any defects. Rejoining is not possible due to any defect.
08 Water Proof In this method seam is not water proof. In this method Seam must be water proof.

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