Skip and Pointed Twills

fabric weaving Skip twills are a type of broken twill effects formed by a skip drawing-in draft and a regular twill weave as a chain draft. The weaves that form a wave effects across the cloth known as pointed twills. These effects are also frequently spoken of as herring banes, or herring-bones stripes, because the radiating twill lines suggest the radiating bones of a fish's backbone.

Preparing for Layout

apparel Before we layout the fabric one needs to do the needful preparation for Fabric layout in garment manufacturing like folding the fabric correctly, pinning the pattern with the fabric , placing pattern pieces, matching grains by measuring and securing the pins to the grain lines and also that the pins should be properly placed and should be in right quantity.

Fiber Identification

fiber A number of methods are available for characterization of the structural, physical, and chemical properties of fibres. Various methods are used for fibre identification like microscopic methods, solubility, heating and burning method, density and staining etc. End-use property characterization methods often involve use of laboratory techniques which are adapted to simulate actual conditions of average wear on the textile or that can predict performance in end-use.


apparel Nips are small cuts put into the outside edge of the fabric with the point of your shears. These are placed wherever the 5/8" stitching starts or stops at the edge of a seamline.When starting and ending a seam, if you match these two nips on each layer of fabric, all of your seam lines will be accurate.

Angles of twill weave

fabric weaving The angle of twill weave is determined by the amount of shift in the points of interlacing.A one pick one end shift twill weaveis called 45 degree twill.A twill weave which has more than one pick shift and one end shift is called steep twill; if the shift is more than one end and one pick it is called reclining twill.

Power consumption in Spinning Mills

spinning yarn The cost of yarn consists of several factors such as raw material energy or power, labour, capital etc. The cost of yarn excluding raw material is termed manufacturing cost. The share of the factors in manufacturing cost changes according to the yarn properties, machine operational properties and economical situation of the spinning mill.

Yarn Finishing System

finishing Contains the process sequence of Finishing for yarn. It includes yarn twist setting, cone winding from ring cops to cone by cone winding , ordinary cone winding specifications, slub catcher settings , splicing, production calculation.


finishing Fabrics are often printed with colour and patterns using a variety of techniques and machine types. It is the process of transferring colour, pattern, motif or decoration of one or more colours in any one of a variety of methods or techniques to fabric. It involves the surface application of colour in a predetermined pattern, design or motif by manual or mechanical directed discharge, direct or resist methods.

What is Fabric selection in apparel manufacturing?

apparel Fabric selection is a crucial step in designing a project because fabrics are designed for specific applications, a fabric manufactured for one purpose, may not be adaptable for another use.Therefore selecting the appropriate fabric is only the first step in providing serviceable fabrics for apparel manufacturing.Designers specify the fabric as part of their design concept. Designers may develop new styles for fabrics that have been successful. In other cases, untested fabrics may inspire new d

Anatomy of men's underwear

apparel under-garments This explains the various features of men's underwear or briefs like fabric, waistband, the ealstic, the fly, inseam, gusset, back seam, leg opening,Jock cups etc.