DETAILS

Properties:

  • Resistance: regular to good.
    It is stronger when it's closed or when adding a topstitch.
  • Versatility: excellent.
    It is suitable for any fabric (woven and knit).
  • Flexibility: good to very good.
  • Elasticity: good.
  • Cost: low to medium.
  • Others:
    When it's open, it gives volume to the fabric. And when it's closed, it reduces the volume.
    This group includes: darts and tucks.
    Reversible.

Uses:

  • Mostly used on wovens to give or reduce volumes.
  • Commonly used on waist, hip, and bust areas of women's clothing.
  • Skirts and pants.
  • Children wear.
  • Cuff seam of shirts and blouses.
  • Back yoke of shirts and blouses.
  • Inner back of lined outerwear.
  • Patch pockets.
  • Bags and shoes.
  • Accessories such as hats.
  • Home décor items (curtains, pillowcases).
  • Upholstery.

Properties:

  • Resistance: good to very good.
    It is stronger when it's closed or when adding a topstitch.
  • Versatility: very good.
    It is suitable for almost any fabric (woven and knit). It could be too thick and stiff when using heavy-weight fabrics.
  • Flexibility: regular.
  • Elasticity: regular to poor.
  • Cost: low to medium.
  • Others:
    It's a type of pleat.
    When it's open, it gives volume to the fabric. And when it's closed, it reduces the volume.
    Reversible: when using the back-side facing up, it's called "Inverted Box Pleat" (group D112), and it looks flat and clean.

Uses:

  • Skirts and pants.
  • Children wear.
  • Back yoke of shirts and blouses.
  • Inner back of lined outerwear.
  • Patch pockets.
  • Bags and accessories.

Properties:

  • Resistance: very good.
  • Versatility: very good to excellent.It is suitable for any fabric (woven and knit) and either on straight or curved seams.
  • Flexibility: very good.
  • Elasticity: poor.
  • Cost: low to medium.
  • Others:
    Reversible.
    It's a cheaper option to the group D201.

Uses:

  • Fabrics that don't fray.
  • Garment made of knit fabric.
  • Lingerie.
  • Pants: facing edge of side pockets.
  • Elbow patches.
  • Inner back yoke of polo-shirts.
  • Bags, shoes, and accessories.
  • Appliqué for fabrics that don't fray.

Properties:

  • Resistance: very good to excellent.
  • Versatility: very good.
  • Flexibility: good.
  • Elasticity: poor.
  • Cost: medium.
  • Others:
    Reversible.
    Clean finish on both sides.

Uses:

  • Work clothing.
  • Side seam of Patch Pockets (including Kangaroo Pocket).
  • Upper edge of Flap Pockets.
  • Pants: facing edge of side pockets.
  • Elbow patches.
  • Inner back yoke of polo-shirts.
  • Bags, shoes, and accessories.
  • Appliqué for fabrics that fray easily.