In apparel manufacturing; fabric parts are joined by various stitching. This stitching is done by sewing machine. Specific sewing machine is used for specific stitch formation.
Seam: A stitch line where fabrics are joined together by various fabric arrangements is called a seam. Various types of seam are done in fabric.
Classification of Seam: According to British standard 3870; 1991 seams are classified under eight headings. They are given below.
- Class 1: Superimposed seam.
- Class 2: Lapped seam.
- Class 3: bound seam.
- Class 4: Flat seam.
- Class 5: Decorative seam.
- Class 6: Edge neatening seam.
- Class 7: Applied seam.
- Class 8: Others seam.
Above seam types are important for apparel manufacturing.