The superimposed seam is the class 1 seam according to British standard 3870; 1991. This seam is widely used in apparel manufacturing. It is equally important that the superimposing seam is formed by sewing the edge of one piece of material on another. It is simply used to join two or more plies of material. In fact, the superimposed seam is placed on the top side of the apparel. The superimposed seam also has different types, they are- Plain seams, French seams, and Double machine seams.
Features of Superimposed Seam:
The following are the features of the superimposed seam. They are-
- Firstly, one fabric is uniformly placed on another fabric and then stitching done.
- Secondly, it is used in side seam for shirt and pant making.
- Thirdly, Chain stitch and lock stitch is used.
- After that, Over edge chain stitch is used for shirt side seam combindly.
- lastly, Lock stitch is used for trouser side seam individually.
Uses of the Superimposed Seam:
In garments manufacturing, the superimposed seam is the most common method of seaming the apparel parts indeed. However, the superimposed seam has a different field of application. The following are the most common uses of the superimposed seam. They are-
- Firstly, the superimposed seam uses in side seams of shirts, trouser, children wear and sleeve attach with safety-sticker.
- Secondly, French seam uses for decorative purposes.
- After that, This seam type uses for collar and cuff sewing.
- Lastly, it also used for cuff top-stitching, collar band attach sewing and top stitching, etc.
So, the superimposed seam is used fully for apparel making.