Modelling Multi-layer Seam Puckering

Lian hu Jin Lian hu, Liang ma, Baciu George, Sai-Keung Wong, Weiyuan Zhang

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This paper presents a method for modelling the seam puckering of multi-layer fabrics by considering the thread shrinkage as well as seam structure and fabric compression properties. A theoretical investigation and numerical calculation of forces acting on the sewing thread were carried out. Based on this, the forces causing the thread tension puckering were analyzed and a seam model to calculate the deformation of a multi-layer seam when threads shrink is presented. Three types of seams were simulated and satisfactory results were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-673
Number of pages9
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • modelling
  • multi-layer seam
  • puckering
  • seam
  • stitch


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