A model of seam pucker and its applications Part I: theoretical

Muhammad Amir, Gerry A. V. Leaf, George K. Stylios

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This article considers a simple model of the lock stitch (301) seam, and uses it to derive a measure of the severity of puckering in the seam. The numerical value of the measure depends on the bending properties of the fabrics and thread in the seam, together with the tensions in the threads. How the latter may be estimated is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of The Textile Institute
Issue number1
Early online date5 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020


  • Garment appearance
  • garment manufacturing
  • pucker severity
  • seam deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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