The appearance of seams in non-iron shirts

G. K. Stylios*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Non-iron shirts by definition should be iron free. Although wrinkle-free fabrics have become commonplace, flat seams in non-iron shirts still remain a challenge. This practical discussion generated by the author's own research and experience highlights how an armhole seam in a shirt is joined by a lap or French seam and how the insertion of a narrow bonding tape can alter the bending stiffness of the assembly, hence eliminating any seam puckering even in the most limp of fabric shirts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoining Textiles: Principles and Applications
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781845696276
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Armhole seam
  • Bonding tape
  • Fabric stiffness
  • French seam
  • Interlining
  • Lap seam
  • Non-iron shirts
  • Seam pucker
  • Wrinkle-free fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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