Stitch Types and Stitching Process Flow Chart in Apparel Industry
Stitching is the process of attaching together two or more apparel parts by applying stitches with sewing thread. The main two components of stitching are the seam and the stitch. Seam is referred as how the two ends of the fabrics which are to be sewn together are placed together.
|Fig: Seam types in apparel|
The stitch is referred as how the seam is sewn together with the help of sewing thread. There are various types of sewing machines such as single needle lock stitch, over-lock, flat lock, button sewing & holing, bar tacking etc. are available to impart required stitches in the apparel.
- Seam Class- 01: Super imposed seam,
- Seam Class- 02: Lapped seam,
- Seam Class-03: Bound seam,
- Seam Class-04: Flat seam,
- Seam Class-05: Decorative seam,
- Seam Class-06: Edge neatening seam,
- Seam Class-07: Applied seam,
- Seam Class-08: Enclosed seam.
Types of stitches sewing machine in apparel sector includes the following:
- Chain Stitch: Class-100,
- Hand Stitch: Class-200,
- Lock Stitch: Class-300,
- Multi Thread Stitch: Class-400,
- Over Edge Stitch: Class-500,
- Covering Chain Stitch: Class-600.
Stitching Process Flow Chart for Particular Apparel:
Stitching Process Sequence as Per the Operation:
Pick up the parts
Assembling the parts
Place it back