Textiles - Seams & production methods

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  • Created on: 03-01-16 14:57
Seams - Plains seams
Gives a flat result. Used on non-fraying fabrics and thick fabrics. Seams need to be neatened to prevent fraying.
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French seams
Used on fine fabrics, lingerie and childrens clothes mostly, as the raw edges are concealed. It's a strong seam but can be bulky.
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Double stitch seam
A strong seam.
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Flat felled seam
Strong and can be seen, but also can be bulky.
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Overlocked seam
Overlocking sews, trims and neatens. It stops fraying. Good to use on knitted fabrics as the seam stretches with the fabric.
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Production methods - job production
Invloves producing 'one off' products. Every product is different and unique.
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Batch production
Involves the specific quantity of a product. This type of production is flexible and can be used to produce batches of similar products, with a small change to the machinery. This is known as 'progressive bundle system'.
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Mass production
Where a high volume of textile products are manufactured to fit a range of standard sizes or dimensions, for stock or to order.
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Card 2

Front

Used on fine fabrics, lingerie and childrens clothes mostly, as the raw edges are concealed. It's a strong seam but can be bulky.

Back

French seams

Card 3

Front

A strong seam.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Strong and can be seen, but also can be bulky.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Overlocking sews, trims and neatens. It stops fraying. Good to use on knitted fabrics as the seam stretches with the fabric.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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karolwenda

Very useful

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