Book 101 Sewing Seams: Update and Changes

Our first book 101 Seams has just been updated and in this article we will tell you about the adjustments we have made. Layout The main changes are related to the aesthetic aspects of the book: the number of pages and the distribution of

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How to make the Header of your Tech Pack

What would happen if you were about to get into the surgery room and your clinical records explain your whole case, but your name is nowhere? how would the doctors know that that information is yours? … On a much smaller scale, this is

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ISO, ASTM, and ABC Seams… what are they?

Quite often, we receive questions from you about this matter: are your seams the same as ISO seams?, are your seams registered under ISO/ASTM regulations?, can I use your seams instead of the ISO’s?… These are some of the questions that you’ve been asking. So,

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Why to Use a Tech Pack

As the garment industry has become less structured and more globalized, the need for detailed and precise specifications has increased.Tech packs have become an essential document during the development and production stages of textile products. A few months ago, we talked in a general

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TOPSTITCHING: Types, Purposes, and Uses

Teacher, what is the difference between Stitch and Topstitch?This question is more common than what we think, either for students or professionals in the textile industry. And it is not surprising that it is confusing due to a topstitch is a type of stitch.

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The Best Option To Make A Change.

As its name suggests, the Slow Movement refers to the act of “doing slowly.” Meaning that something is made with time, being careful, and taking care of details. For months we had been hearing the news for weeks that a dangerous virus was killing

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The Future of Fashion – CLO 3D

As a professional in the apparel industry, I have spent much of my life in a business where processes are often slow, manual, repetitive, and sometimes tedious. And we get used to that, believing that it is the right way, the only way to

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The Anatomy of a Seam

As we discussed in a previous article, a seam is the result of joining two layers of fabric by a line of stitches. Every day, in the textile industry, a wide variety of seams are used to make the clothes that we see on

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What does a tech pack consist of?

Tech Packs are mainly a communication tool.As we said in the previous article (see here), a Tech Pack is a document with all the information needed to make a design into a real product correctly. What information is in a tech pack? There isn’t

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Why Is a Tech Pack Important?

I know it. Most designers don’t like at all writing Tech Packs.For them (maybe you?) Tech Packs are the last task they want to deal with. But they have to. Now, imagine this situation: you are a professional chef. You work for a well-known

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Seam, Stitch, and Topstitch… What Are They?

Does it happen to you that you stay thinking when people talk about seams, stitches, and topstitching?If answering this question takes you more than 3 seconds, you should read this article. Poor explanations and wrong interpretations are the source of 73% of the problems

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Techniques to Stabilize a Seam

Sometimes, when sewing, it is necessary to stabilize the seam to avoid it gets stretched. If we don’t do this, the finished measurements of the garment might vary.Stabilizing seams is required either for wovens or knits.The areas that must be stabilized are those where

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Book Review: 101 Sewing Seams

I started to sew when I was 15. Back then, I naively believed there were only 5 or 6 types of seams. And I used to sew everything that way.Years later, I started studying Industrial Design. Clothing was the specialty I chose. There I

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Knit Fabrics: How to know the elongation recovery

The fabric elasticity percentage is an important characteristic to consider.Before cutting the pieces of a garment, you need to calculate the elasticity percentage of the fabric. Then you will verify if it matches the pattern measurements. Otherwise, the fit of the garment won’t be

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Types of Seams and their Uses

Location, location, location… “the location of your property is an essential factor in determining its value.”This famous real estate mantra clearly reflects today’s subject: The location of each seam is an essential factor in determining the correct choice. In previous articles, we discussed how seams

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How to Classify Garment Defects

Before starting a garment inspection, we have to know what is a defect and its level of relevance. This depends on the characteristics and location of the defects. So to do this, we need to have a Garment Defect Classification document.  But, how do

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Types of Seams and their Properties

Selecting seams is a critical part of the design process. This not only concerns the aesthetic part of creating garments, but is also closely related to its functionality and the economic-productive aspects of the style.To select the appropriate seams, we must know their properties.This

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Seams Classification

We humans need to classify everything.A few days ago, I was reading a note about a neurological study. There, they explained that by nature, people tend to classify everything. We classify either physical objects or ideas and concepts.But why do we do this? The

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How to Avoid Sewing Defects

Avoiding stitching defects is one of the most basic aspects to consider when making clothing. This might happen due to the following factors: the fabric quality type of thread the conditions of the needle  the maintenance of the sewing machine the stitch density These

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Seams Types Introduction

Did you know?… most of us only use 23% of the seams that exist. And on top of that, we don’t know more than 40% of the available options. For the last four years, one of my responsibilities at ABC Seams is to analyze

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