Folders in Apparel Industry

Folders in Apparel Industry

Folder is an attachment to a sewing machine for bending and folding the fabric previous to sewing. It is belong to the category of work aids (Additional devices that can be added to basic sewing machines)generally used in situations where fabric must be fold prior to sewing. Can be used for folds ranging from simple to complex. Different types of folders available in different size and thickness. Thickness of the folder is selected depends on type of fabric.

  1. Light folder (0.15mm to 0.25mm thickness) – silk, synthetic materials, poplin, shirting, bed sheet
  2. Medium folder (0.27mm to 0.40mm thickness)–single jersey knit, flannelette, oxford
  3. Heavy folder (0.45mm to 1.5mm thickness)–twill, corduroy, rib knit, interlock knit, denim
Folders in Apparel Industry

Folders in Apparel Industry

Features of folder in apparel industry

There are some basic features of folder, these are-

  1. It helps to improve the productivity.
  2. Improve or maintain quality standards.
  3. Reduce training time of operator.
  4. Reduce fatigue of operator.

Different types of folders used in apparel industry are-

  1. Belt loop folder
  2. Binding folder
  3. Tape folder
  4. Hemming folder
  5. Collar setting folder
  6. Cuff setting folder
  7. Waist band folder
  8. Piping folder

Etc..,,,

These are some types of folders used in garment industry.

Hemming Folder

It is excellent for continuous hemming on automatic sewing operations. It’s suitable for double needle lock stitch machine. Used to make narrow hems, on prior to ruffling, curtains, and other straight hemming operations. Output piece seam line diagram shown in the image.

hemming folder

Hemming Folder

Sleeve Attaching Folder

It is used for sleeve attaching operation by using single needle lock stitch machine. Output piece seam line diagram shown in the image.

sleeve attaching folder

Sleeve Attaching Folder

Piping Folder

It is used for preparing piping seam by using single needle lock stitch machine. Output piece seam line diagram shown in the image.

piping folder

Piping Folder

Belt Loop Folder

It is used for preparing belt loop by using single needle lock stitch machine. Here stripe of fabric inserted on the folder. Output piece seam line diagram shown in the image.

belt loop folder

Belt Loop Folder

Bias Binding Folder

It is used for cover the raw edge by using single needle lock stitch machine. Here stripe of fabric inserted on the folder. It binds the fabric edge evenly. Output piece seam line diagram shown in the image.

bias binding folder

Bias Binding Folder

Waist Band Folder

It is used for attaching waistband by using double needle lock stitch machine. It bind seam on the waist band. Output piece seam line diagram shown in the image.

waist band folder

Waist Band Folder

Article by

P. Sivakumar

P. Sivakumar

The author is currently an undergraduate student at the Department of Fashion Technology of Angel college of Engineering and Technology, Tirupur. His area of interests includes standardization, Lean Manufacturing.

Tamil Nadu.

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