The Stitches of the Fashion Industry

When people go out with the intention to purchase clothing, it can be appealing to bag whatever is the cheapest on the rack, rather than looking into the properties that make an item of a higher quality. Better quality garments are available to everyone and anyone, but it does mean you need to spend more time analysing your purchase before buying. One characteristic that makes or breaks attire is the stitch work! Read on to find out the differences between the most commonly used types.

Chain Stitch

When two or more stitch sets come together to form a pattern that resembles a chain the stitch is rightfully named a ‘chain stitch’. More often than not, clothing producers will use a chain stitch in order to add a spot of design to a piece of clothing because it can be quite large and is known to take up a little more room than alternative options.

Multi-Thread Stitch

By moving one or more needle threads within the clothing fabric and looping them with threads on the other side it is possible to create what is known as a multi-thread stitch. This method simply creates a stitch that looks completely different on the top and bottom and is particularly beneficial when strength and durability are required.

Lock Stitch

When two different threads are locked at strict interval, a lock stitch is created. As the most cost effective and fastest stitch to sew it is no surprise that it is used quite often within the fashion industry. With this said, the lock stitch is known to become quite tight so clothing that requires flexibility doesn’t tend to use it.

Overlock Stitch

This stitch is known by many different names including the serge and the overedge and is used in order to create a stitch at the end of fabric that has been cut. It is quite flexible so is often incorporated into knitted fabrics in order to neaten the edges and make them more aesthetically pleasing. In fact, you can expect to find this stitch work in spandex or sportswear.

If you take anything away from this blog it should be how important the role of stitching plays in crafting the clothing that is purchased every single day. After all, you could use some of the most high quality fabrics around but weak stitch work could be your downfall! Here at 2forjoy we understand that there is a lot of different aspects to take into consideration when crafting high quality slow fashion garments which is why we make the fine details a priority during our manufacture process. To find out more get in contact with a member of the 2forjoy team today!

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